Class actions - what's ahead in 2018?

Friday 9 February 2018

Authors: David Friar and Olivia de Pont

​​​Class action litigation continues to rise in New Zealand, with a number of high profile class actions filed in recent years.

The question remains: how closely will New Zealand follow overseas developments? Fuelled by litigation funding, class actions in countries like the US and Australia have spread across a wide range of categories, involved millions of people and cost businesses billions of dollars.

Read more about the key trends to look for in 2018 here​​​.


This publication is necessarily brief and general in nature. You should seek professional advice before taking any action in relation to the matters dealt with in this publication.

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  • Jenny Stevens

    Partner Wellington
  • David Friar

    Partner Auckland
  • Sophie East

    Partner Auckland
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  • Class actions
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