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Class actions provide a powerful platform for those who have suffered pain and suffering at the hands of an organisation to seek compensation and justice.
Class actions are a vital part of the legal system, as they enable people to group together to have their claims solved in a single case. This means that ordinary Australians who have been through traumatic events and tough times at the hands of large organisations can have a chance at holding them accountable for their negligent or harmful actions.
Class actions work by bringing together seven or more people who have similar claims and addressing them as a group. Sometimes, class actions can be brought forward by one individual who will represent the rest of the group. Class actions save time and money, enabling large numbers of people to have their disputes resolved in a single case.
LHD Lawyers have over 30 years experience in fighting for Australians and giving them the voice they deserve to have when they’ve suffered at the hands of a large organisation. We’ve led class actions for people affected by Roundup, MH17, QF32 and the Hendra virus vaccine.
Class actions allow for groups of people that have been done wrong by in the same manner or under the same circumstances to seek compensation for their inconvenience, pain and suffering. This type of lawsuit enables for losses to be recovered more efficiently, and at less individual cost, as the financial burden is spread out across the group.
The old saying goes that we are strong together, and this concept couldn’t be more pertinent than with class action lawsuits. One person may not have the financial means or expertise to take on a large multinational corporation, but a group of people with expert legal backing can have the power and strength to seek justice and maybe even change the world!
LHD Lawyers consistently maintain our interest in and dedication to class actions as part of our corporate and social responsibility. We believe that every Australian should have access to legal services, no matter their financial background, and we are committed to providing this through our class action endeavours, pro bono work and No Win No Fee guarantee.
If you’d like to start a class action, there are a few formal requirements involved.
- There must be seven or more persons with claims against the same defendant
- The group’s claims must all be in respect of, or arise out of, the same, similar or related circumstances
- The group’s claims must give rise to a substantial common issue of law or fact.
- Despite the apparent simplicity of these criteria, it’s important not to underestimate the complexity involved in constructing a class action correctly.
To join a class action that you’ve seen advertised, you’ll need to contact the class action lawyer or law firm that is handling the case.
Class actions at LHD Lawyers are run under our No Win No Fee guarantee, which means that signing up will not incur you any financial costs, even if the proceedings are not successful. The litigation funder or the representing law firm will bear the costs of the case – not the participants involved in the class action.
There are many different types of class actions. These include:
- Shareholder and investor class actions
- Employment class actions
- Consumer law class actions
- Environmental class actions
- Medical class actions
- Financial product class actions
- Human rights class actions