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Publications by Michael Legg

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Books

  • Legg and McInnes, Australian Annotated Class Actions Legislation, LexisNexis (2d ed 2018).
  • Kumar, Legg and Vickovich, Civil Procedure in New South Wales, Thomson Reuters (3d ed 2016).
  • Legg and McInnes, Annotated Class Actions Legislation, LexisNexis (2014).
  • Boniface, Kumar and Legg, Principles of Civil Procedure in New South Wales, Thomson Reuters (2d ed 2012).
  • Legg, Case Management and Complex Civil Litigation, Federation Press (2011).

Chapters in Books

  • Legg, ‘Securities Regulation in Australia: The Role of the Class Action’ in Huang and Howson (eds), Enforcement of Corporate and Securities Law: China and the World, Cambridge University Press (2017).
  • Legg and Metzger, ‘Section 33ZF: class actions problem solver?’ in Grave and Mould (eds), 25 years of class actions in Australia: 1992-2017, Ross Parsons Centre (2017).
  • Legg, ‘Beyond Borders – An Introduction to Transnational Civil Litigation’ in Legg (ed), Resolving Civil Disputes, Lexis Nexis (2016).
  • Legg, ‘New Sources of Discovery and Evidence: Electronically Stored Information, Social Media and the Internet of Things’ in Legg (ed), Resolving Civil Disputes, Lexis Nexis (2016).
  • Legg and Mirzabegian, ‘The Vitality of Litigation’ in Legg (ed), Resolving Civil Disputes, Lexis Nexis (2016).
  • Legg and Higgins, "Responding to Cost and Delay Through Overriding Objectives – Successful Innovation?" in Picker and Seidman (eds), The Dynamism of Civil Procedure – Global Trends and Developments, Springer (2015).
  • Legg and Kumar, "The Civil Procedure Act 2005 (NSW): Achievements and Challenges" in Kumar and Legg, Ten Years of the Civil Procedure Act 2005 (NSW), Thomson Reuters (2015).
  • Legg, "Discovery – A Comparative Approach to Reform" in Kumar and Legg, Ten Years of the Civil Procedure Act 2005 (NSW), Thomson Reuters (2015).
  • Legg and Metzger, "Representative Proceedings in New South Wales" in Kumar and Legg, Ten Years of the Civil Procedure Act 2005 (NSW), Thomson Reuters (2015).
  • Legg and Armstrong, "Representative Proceedings" in Lindgren and Branson (ed), Federal Civil Litigation Precedents, LexisNexis (2015).
  • Emmerig, Slade and Legg, "Representative Proceedings – Class Actions" in Law Council of Australia / Federal Court of Australia, Case Management Handbook (2014).
  • Legg, "Mass Settlements in Australia" in Hodges and Stadler (eds), Resolving Mass Disputes, Edward Elgar (2013).
  • Legg, "Class Actions and Regulating Culture in Financial Organisations: Observations from a Comparison of US and Australian Bank Class Actions" in O'Brien and Gilligan (eds), Integrity, Risk and Accountability in Capital Markets, Hart (2013).
  • Legg and Mirzabegian, "Shareholder Claims in Australia" in Charman and Du Toit (eds), Shareholder Actions, Bloomsbury Professional (2013).
  • Legg, "Changes" in Legg (ed), The Future of Dispute Resolution, Lexis Nexis (2013).
  • Legg, "Electronically Stored Information and Social Media: Implications for Discovery and Evidence" in Legg (ed), The Future of Dispute Resolution, Lexis Nexis (2013).
  • Legg, "ADR and Class Actions Compared" in Legg (ed), The Future of Dispute Resolution, Lexis Nexis (2013).
  • Legg and Mirzabegian, "The Continuing Role for Litigation" in Legg (ed), The Future of Dispute Resolution, Lexis Nexis (2013).
  • Legg and Adams-Lau, "Teaching Complex Civil Litigation with Real-Life Case Studies" in Legg (ed), The Future of Dispute Resolution, Lexis Nexis (2013).
  • Legg and Armstrong, "Representative Proceedings" in Lindgren and Branson (ed), Federal Civil Litigation Precedents, LexisNexis (2012).
  • Legg, "Regulatory Theory, Litigation and Enforcement" in Legg (ed), Regulation, Litigation and Enforcement, Thomson Reuters (2011).
  • Legg, "Coercive Investigatory Powers of ASIC, ACCC and ATO" in Legg (ed), Regulation, Litigation and Enforcement, Thomson Reuters (2011).
  • Legg, "Limits on Coercive Investigatory Powers – Legal Professional Privilege, Privilege Against Self-Incrimination and Penalty Privilege" in Legg (ed), Regulation, Litigation and Enforcement, Thomson Reuters (2011).
  • Legg, "Public and Private Enforcement – ASIC and the Shareholder Class Action" in Legg (ed), Regulation, Litigation and Enforcement, Thomson Reuters (2011).

Refereed Publications

  • Legg and Kang, “Accessing Third Party Documents in a Foreign Jurisdiction by Subpoena: The Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd (in liq) v McGraw-Hill Financial Inc Class Action” (2017) 41 (1) Melbourne University Law Review 392.
  • Legg, "Ramifications of the Recognition of a Common Fund in Australian Class Actions: An Early Appraisal" (2017) 91 Australian Law Journal 655.
  • Degeling and Legg, “Fiduciaries and Funders: Litigation Funders in Australian Class Actions” (2017) 36 Civil Justice Quarterly 244.
  • Emmerig and Legg, “Twenty Five Years of Australian Class Actions—Time for Reform” (2017) 36 Civil Justice Quarterly 164.
  • Fisher and Legg, “The High Court of Australia Confirms Practice of Receiving Agreed Civil Penalty Submissions from Regulators and Wrongdoers” (2016) 5 Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice 228.
  • Legg, “The Future of Dispute Resolution: Online ADR and Online Courts” (2016) 27 Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal 277.
  • Legg and Harkin, “Judicial Recognition of Indirect Causation and Shareholder Class Actions” (2016) 44 Australian Business Law Review 429.
  • Legg, "A Comparison of Regulatory Enforcement, Class Actions and Alternative Dispute Resolution in Compensating Financial Consumers” (2016) 38(3) Sydney Law Review 311.
  • Fisher and Legg, “Imposition of Longer Sentences for Insider Trading: The Case of Hanlong Mining” (2016) 44 Australian Business Law Review 377.
  • Langford and Legg, "High Court Rules Late Payment Fees not Penalties in Bank Fees Class Action" (2016) 27 Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice 256.
  • Legg and Soo, “Security for an undertaking as to damages — A principled approach” (2016) 10 Journal of Equity 74.
  • Legg, “Class Action Settlement Distribution in Australia: Compensation on the Merits or Rough Justice?” (2016) 16 Macquarie Law Journal 89.
  • Emmerig, Legg, Sara and Stacey, “The jurisdiction of the Independent Commission Against Corruption after High Court challenges and legislative amendment in 2015” (2016) 27 Public Law Review 10.
  • Legg, “National Football League players’ concussion injury class action settlement” (2015) 10 The Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Journal 47.
  • Legg, Emmerig and Westgarth, "US Supreme Court revises fraud on the market presumption: Ramifications for Australian shareholder class actions" (2015) 43 Australian Business Law Review 448.
  • Westgarth and Legg, “Bank Fees Class Action in Australia Fails Before Full Federal Court’ (2015) 26 Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice 111.
  • Legg, “Contingency fees — Antidote or poison for Australian civil justice?” (2015) 39(3) Australian Bar Review 244.
  • Legg, "Class Action Settlements in Australia — The Need for Greater Scrutiny" (2014) 38(2) Melbourne University Law Review 590.
  • Degeling and Legg, "Fiduciary Obligations of Lawyers in Australian Class Actions: Conflicts between Duties" (2014) 37(3) University of New South Wales Law Journal 914.
  • Legg, “Reconciling the goals of minimising cost and delay with the principle of a fair trial in the Australian civil justice system” (2014) 33(2) Civil Justice Quarterly 157.
  • Legg, “High Court of Australia employs case management and "overriding purpose" to resolve dispute over mistaken provision of privileged documents in discovery” (2014) 33(2) Civil Justice Quarterly 115.
  • Legg, "Client Legal Privilege, Discovery and Expense Reduction in the Information Age" (2014) 3 Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice 78.
  • Legg and Cahill, “Litigation Funding in the United Kingdom – Operation and Termination” (2014) 42 Australian Business Law Review 131.
  • Legg and Jordan, “The Australian Business Judgment Rule After ASIC v Rich: Balancing Director Authority and Accountability” (2013) 34(2) Adelaide Law Review  179.
  • Legg and Mirzabegian, “Appropriate Dispute Resolution and the Role of Litigation” (2013) 38 (1) Australian Bar Review 55.
  • Legg, "Class Action Settlement Hurdles" (2013) 2 Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice 131.
  • Legg, "Discovery and Particulars of Group Members in Class Actions" (2012) 36 (2) Australian Bar Review 119.
  • Legg, "New Federal Court of Australia Discovery Rules Considered" (2012) 1(2) Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice 59.
  • Legg, "Litigation nation — Revisiting contingency fees, litigation funding and class action fees in Australia - Book Review of Lawyer Barons: What Their Contingency Fees Really Cost America by Lester Brickman" (2012) 20 Tort Law Journal 21.
  • Mavrakis and Legg, "The Dodd-Frank Act whistleblower reforms put bounty on corporate non-compliance: Ramifications and lessons for Australia" (2012) 40 Australian Business Law Review 26.
  • Legg, Park, Turner and Travers, "The Rise and Regulation of Litigation Funding in Australia" (2011) 38 (4) Northern Kentucky Law Review 625.
  • Legg and Turner, "When Discovery and Technology Meet: The Pre-Discovery Conference" (2011) 21 Journal of Judicial Administration 54.
  • Legg, "Reconciling Litigation Funding and the Opt Out Group Definition in Federal Court of Australia Class Actions – The Need for a Legislative Common Fund Approach" (2011) 30 Civil Justice Quarterly 52.
  • Legg and Travers, "Oppression and winding up remedies after the GFC" (2011) 29 (2) Company and Securities Law Journal 101.
  • Legg and Metzger, "US Supreme Court Revolutionises Pleading Requirements" (2011) 85(2) Australian Law Journal 81.
  • Legg, Moutsopoulos and Mavrakis, "Removal of the responsible entity of a managed investment scheme: Voting by the responsible entity and its associates and the role of the chair" (2010) 28 (8) Company and Securities Law Journal 566
  • Legg, "Village Life Ltd – Further Developments in Shareholder Class Actions" (2010) 21 (1) Insurance Law Journal 51.
  • Legg and Boniface, "Pre-action Protocols in Australia" (2010) 20(1) Journal of Judicial Administration 39.
  • Boniface and Legg, "Cost, Delay and Justice: The High Court of Australia Recognizes the Importance of Case Management in Civil Litigation—Aon Risk Services Australia Limited v Australian National University" (2010) 39(2) Common Law World Review 157.
  • Legg, Funding a Class Action through Limiting the Group: What does Part IVA of the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth) permit? (2010) 33 Australian Bar Review 17.
  • Legg, "Mediation of complex commercial disputes prior to litigation: The Delaware Court of Chancery approach" (2010) 21 Australian Dispute Resolution Journal 44.
  • Harris and Legg, "What price investor protection? Class actions vs. corporate rescue" (2009) 17 Insolvency Law Journal 185.
  • Legg and Travers, "Necessity is the Mother of Invention - The Adoption of Third Party Litigation Funding and the Closed Class in Australian Class Actions" (2009) 38(3) Common Law World Review 245.
  • Legg, "Entrepreneurs and Figureheads – Addressing Multiple Class Actions and Conflicts of Interest" (2009) 15(2) UNSW Law Journal Forum 909.
  • Legg, "The Aristocrat Leisure Ltd shareholder class action settlement" (2009) 37 Australian Business Law Review 399.
  • Legg and Mavrakis, "ASIC v Citigroup: Fiduciary Duties, Managing Conflicts and Chinese Walls" (2009) 6 Macquarie Journal of Business Law 181.
  • Legg and Harris, "How the American Dream Became a Global Nightmare: An Analysis of the Causes of the Global Financial Crisis" (2009) 32 (2) UNSW Law Journal 350.
  • Legg, "Replacement of the responsible entity of a managed investment scheme by members" (2009) 27 (5) Company and Securities Law Journal 299.
  • Legg, "The Extra-territorial Application of US Securities Class Actions" (2009) 83 Australian Law Journal 373.
  • Legg, McBride and Clark, "The New South Wales Representative Proceeding: A Class Action Half-Way House" (2008) 12 UWS Law Review 176.
  • Legg, "Shareholder Class Actions in Australia - The Perfect Storm?" (2008) 31 (3) UNSW Law Journal 669.
  • Legg, "The Opes Prime Litigation: Securities 'Lending' Transfers Legal Title to Securities" (2008) 26 Company and Securities Law Journal 407.
  • Legg and Schaffer, "Sons of Gwalia Ltd v Margaretic - Encouraging shareholder claims and the fraud on the market theory" (2007) 35 Australian Business Law Review 390.
  • Legg, "The United States Deposition - Time for Adoption in Australian Civil Procedure?" (2007) 31 (1) Melbourne University Law Review 146.
  • Legg, "Institutional Investors and Shareholder Class Actions: The Law and Economics of Participation" (2007) 81 Australian Law Journal 478.
  • Legg, "Book Review - What is Life Worth? The Unprecedented Effort to Compensate the Victims of 9/11" (2007) 18 (1) Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal 61.
  • Legg, "Book Review: War Law - International Law and Armed Conflict" (2006) 17 (3) Public Law Review 233.
  • Legg, "Auditor Independence and Criminal Liability Under CLERP 9" (2006) 34 (2) Australian Business Law Review 156.
  • Legg, "Rasul v Bush – The War on Terrorism and the Right of Detainees to Access American Courts" (2005) 16 (2) Public Law Review 89.
  • Legg, "An Auditor’s Obligations to Report to ASIC – Between the Hammer and the Anvil"(2005) 23 Companies and Securities Law Journal 264.
  • Legg, "Economic Guidelines for Awarding Exemplary Damages" (2004) 30 (2) Monash University Law Review 303.
  • Legg and Stengel, "West Virginia Asbestos Mass Trial: Efficient Innovation or Constitutional Violation?" (2004) 71 (3) Defense Counsel Journal 243.
  • Legg, "Verizon Communications, Inc. v. F.C.C. – Telecommunications Access Pricing and Regulator Accountability through Administrative Law and Takings Jurisprudence" (2004) 56 (3) Federal Communications Law Journal 563.
  • Legg, "Role of the Judge in the Settlement of Representative Proceedings: Lessons from the United States’ Class Action Experience" (2004) 78 Australian Law Journal 58.
  • Legg, "Telecommunications Access Pricing in the United States and Australia – Problems and Responses" (2003) 11 (4) Trade Practices Law Journal 233.
  • Legg, "The Causation Conundrum of Mesothelioma" (2003) 11 Tort Law Review 9.
  • Legg, "Indigenous Australians and International Law: Racial Discrimination, Genocide and Reparations" (2002) 20 (2) Berkeley Journal of International Law 387.
  • Legg, "Patent Law Developments in the United States: US Supreme Court Rules on Doctrine of Equivalents and Prosecution History Estoppel in Festo Corp. v Shoketsu Kinzoku Kogyo Kabushiki Co. Ltd" (2002) 13 (3) Australian Intellectual Property Journal 155.
  • Legg, "Legal Professional Privilege after Esso – What is a dominant purpose?" (2000) 20 (1) Australian Bar Review 40.
  • Legg, "Negligent Acts and Pure Economic Loss in the High Court" (2000) 12 (1) Insurance Law Journal 101.
  • Legg, "Concurrent Liability and Contributory Negligence - The High Courts decision in Astley v Austrust Ltd" (1999) 18 (3) Australian Bar Review 262.
  • Legg, "Misleading and Deceptive Conduct in Prospectuses" (1996) 14 (1) Companies and Securities Law Journal 47.

 

Professional and Other Publications

  • Legg, "Online Alternative Dispute Resolution" (2017) 141 (July/August) Precedent 32.
  • Legg and Kang, “Federal Court approves discovery from the US for Australian proceedings” (2017) 36 Law Society of NSW Journal 90.
  • Emmerig, Legg and Phoustanis, “Indonesian Seaweed Grower Commences Class Action in Northern Territory over Oil Spill” (2017) 3 Balance 22.
  • Davey and Legg, “Predictive Coding: Machine Learning Disrupts Discovery” (2017) 32 Law Society of NSW Journal 82.
  • Legg and Emmerig, “High Court of Australia determines extent to which class members are bound by class action judgment” (2017) 69 (2) Governance Directions 114.
  • Legg, “Changes to Commercial and Corporations Practice in the Federal Court of Australia” (2017) 30 Law Society of NSW Journal 73.
  • Legg and Goulding, "How the Internet of Things Will Affect the Future of Litigation" (2016) 11 Law Society of NSW Journal 90.
  • Legg and Kang, "Supreme Court Green Lights Concurrent Class Actions" (2016) 3 Law Society of NSW Journal 88.
  • Legg, Gingell and Emmerig, “Class Action Settlement Approval – Claims by a Trustee and Beneficiaries” 4 Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice 92.
  • Legg and Tan, "Federal Court grants injunction to protect Civil Dispute Resolution Act 2011 (Cth) processes" (2015) 2 (5) Australian Alternative Dispute Resolution Bulletin 100.
  • Legg, "Evaluating class action effectiveness" (2015) 129 (July/August) Precedent 10.
  • Legg, "Editorial - A Matter of Some Interest" (2015) 129 (July/August) Precedent 2.
  • Legg, "Re Felicity: Costs orders against a solicitor for serious incompetence" (2015) 4 Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice 17.
  • Legg and Emmerig, "Selig v Wealthsure Pty Ltd: High Court of Australia limits federal proportionate liability regimes to misleading or deceptive conduct" (2015) 4 Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice 12.
  • Emmerig and Legg, "The Role of Institutional Investors and Common Questions in Shareholder Class Action Trial" (2015) 67 (7) Governance Directions 430.
  • Legg and Rogers, "Ensuring Ethical Practice: Beyond Polocies and Procedures" (2015) 12 Law Society of NSW Journal 90.
  • Rogers and Legg, "What Makes Good Lawyers Turn Bad?" (2015) 11 Law Society of NSW Journal 92.
  • Legg, "The Controversial Class Closure Mechanism: Is it Fair?" (2015) 10 Law Society of NSW Journal 72.
  • Legg, "Should Litigation Funding be Regulated?" (2015) 31 Company Director 22.
  • Legg, “10 Laws That Need to Change – Class Actions” (2015) 8 Law Society of NSW Journal 31.
  • Emmerig and Legg, "No Myth: Securities Class Actions Escalate in Australia" (2014) 66 (6) Governance Directions 364.
  • Legg and Emmerig, “Court Imposes limits on Class Actions Where Real Risk of Conflicts of Interest” (2014) 18 (9) Inhouse Counsel 160.
  • Legg, “Contingency Fees – the devil is in the detail” (2014) Autumn Chapter III Newsletter, (Law Council of Australia - Federal Litigation and Dispute Resolution Section) 7.
  • Legg, Harkin and Cahill, "ADR and the Federal Court of Australia" (2014) 1 (1) Australian Alternative Dispute Resolution Bulletin 8.
  • Legg and Emmerig, “Stormy Weather: All’s Not Fair in Funded Class Action Settlements” (2013) 51 (10) Law Society Journal 64.
  • Emmerig and Legg, “Litigation Funding in Australia – A Tangled Web” (2013) 29 (7) Company Director 48.
  • Legg and Smith, “Managing Discovery in the Federal Court” (2013) 51 (5) Law Society Journal 70.
  • Legg and Emmerig, “National Australia Bank Class Action Settlement Approved” (2013) 16 (4) Inhouse Counsel 56.
  • Legg, “Know Your General from Your Standard Discovery” (2013) 51 (1) Law Society Journal 36.
  • Mavrakis, McInnes and Legg, “Litigation Funding now (Lightly) Regulated” (2012) 50 (8) Law Society Journal 34.
  • Legg, “Lawyers as Gatekeepers – The James Hardie judgment II” (2012) 50 (6) Law Society Journal 64.
  • Wiese and Legg, “Preliminary Discovery to Ascertain a Prospective Defendant’s Identity” (2012) 50 (5) Law Society Journal 44.
  • Legg and Slater, “Putting the Brakes on ‘Trolley Load’ Discovery in the Federal Court of Australia” (2012) 15 (7) Inhouse Counsel 261.
  • Legg and Wiese, “Pre-litigation Discovery to Identify or Locate a Defendant – NSW Court of Appeal Explains the Rules” (2012) 15 (6) Inhouse Counsel 243.
  • Legg, “Complexity in Civil Litigation” (2012) 109 (March/April) Precedent 50.
  • Mavrakis and Legg, “Preparing for the Impact of US Securities Whistleblower Reforms – Employees Become Bounty Hunters” " (2011) 14 Inhouse Counsel 193.
  • Legg and Mavrakis, "Shareholders Seeking Access to a Listed Company's Books: Smartec Capital Pty Ltd v Centro Properties Ltd" (2011) 14 (9) Inhouse Counsel 119.
  • Legg, Moutsopoulos and Mavrakis, "Replacing the responsible entity – who can vote?" (2010) 8 (10) Financial Services Newsletter 190.
  • Legg, Travers, Park and Turner, "Litigation Funding in Australia", (March 2010). University of New South Wales Faculty of Law Research Series 2010, Working Paper 12. Available from http://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=1579487.
  • Legg and Jordan, "The Australian Business Judgment Rule After ASIC v Rich" (2010) 269 Sweet & Maxwell's Company Law Newsletter (UK) 1
  • Park and Legg, Security for costs after the High Court ruling in Jeffery & Katauskas v Rickard Constructions (2010) 13 (3) Inhouse Counsel 26.
  • Legg and Park, Litigation Funding and Security for Costs (2009) 47 (12) Law Society Journal 74.
  • Legg and Di Mauro, "Flexibility or uncertainty for NSW class actions?" (2009) 47 (9) Law Society Journal 66.
  • Legg, "Should we Adopt the US Deposition System?" (2009) 47 (4) Law Society Journal 70.
  • Legg, "Ramifications of Australia's largest shareholder class action settlement - Dorajay v Aristocrat Leisure" (2009) 12 (6) Inhouse Counsel 75.
  • Legg, Moutsopoulos and Mavrakis, Replacement of the responsible entity of an A-REIT (2009)7 (9) Financial Services Newsletter 142.
  • Legg, "The Global Financial Crisis and Auditor Litigation" (2009) 61 (1) Keeping Good Companies 55.
  • Legg and Mavrakis, "Australia's Largest Shareholder Class Action Settles" (2008) 238 Sweet & Maxwell's Company Law Newsletter (UK) 1.
  • Legg and Park, "Identity of Regulator's Informers Protected From Disclosure to Class Action Promoters - ASIC v Dawson Nominees" (2008) 11 (10) Inhouse Counsel 118.
  • Legg and Travers, "Shareholder Class Actions in Australia: A Primer", Paper presented at The College of Law - Current Issues in Corporations Law, Sydney, 25 June 2008.
  • Legg, "Securities lending agreement transfers legal title to securities" (2008) 231 Sweet & Maxwell's Company Law Newsletter (UK) 1.
  • Quinn and Legg, "Is that Information Confidential?" (2008) 11 (4) Inhouse Counsel 46.
  • Legg, "The Transformation of a Share Price Fall into Litigation - Shareholder Class Actions in Australia", Paper presented at Corporate Law Teachers Association Conference, 3-5 February 2008, Sydney.
  • Legg and Jordan, "Statutory Derivative Claims – The Australian Experience" (2007) 217 (19/2007) Palmer’s Company Law Newsletter (UK) 1.
  • Legg, McBride and Clark, "The Challenge of Class Actions in the Supreme Court of NSW" (2007) 45 (8) Law Society Journal 56.
  • Legg and Yazdani, "Section 31A of the Federal Court Act - Making Summary Judgment More Summary?" (2007) 10 (9) Inhouse Counsel 100.
  • McBride, Legg and Clark, "Class Actions in the NSW Supreme Court - O'Sullivan v Challenger" (2007) 10 (8) Inhouse Counsel 84.
  • Landsberry, Legg and Mavrakis, "Vines v ASIC: Reliance by Officers on Information Provided by Others" (2007) 10 Butterworths Corporation Law Bulletin 6.
  • Legg and El Hassan, "Institutional Investors and Shareholder Class Actions: When to Participate?" (2006) 5 (6) and (7) Financial Services Newsletter 85.
  • Gurney and Legg "Shareholder Activism - Consumerism, Class Actions and Litigation Funding" (2006) AMPLA Yearbook 255.
  • Clark and Legg, "The Continued Rise of Litigation Funding" (2006) 22 (9) Company Director 34.
  • Clark and Legg, "Litigation Funding Allowed by High Court" (2006) 9 (10) Inhouse Counsel 109.
  • Legg and El Hassan, "With Power Comes Responsibility - Financial Incentives Will Determine the Role that Institutional Investors Will Play in Shareholder Class Actions" (2006) 20 (38) Money Management 16.
  • Legg and Williams, "The High Court Gives Litigation Funding Legitimacy, yet Questions Remain" (2006) 44 (9) Law Society Journal 53.
  • Legg and Thomas, "New Discovery Rules in the US for Electronically Stored Information" (2006) 44 (7) Law Society Journal 79.
  • Legg, "Solicitors’ Representation Letters and Legal Professional Privilege" (2006) 58 (3) Keeping Good Companies 132.
  • Legg and Fai, "Court of Appeal clarifies ‘Reasonable Prospects of Success’" (2005) 43 (7) Law Society Journal 55.
  • Legg, "Regulatory Investigations – Dishonesty hardly the best policy" (2005) 21 (1) Company Director 15.
  • Legg and Mirzabegian, "Auditor Independence and the Role of the Client" (2005) 57 (2) Keeping Good Companies 76.
  • Legg, "Discontinuing a Representative Action – Tuxford v New South Wales" (2004) 1 (10) Civil Procedure News 140.
  • Legg, "September 11 Attacks – Not a fit for tort law" National Law Journal, February 2, 2004, 23.
  • Legg, "Preparing Witnesses Effectively and Ethically" (2003) 41 (11) Law Society Journal 60.
  • Stengel and Legg, "Fear of Cancer After the U.S. Supreme Court’s "Ayers" Decision" New York Law Journal, August 14, 2003, 4.
  • Stengel and Legg, "On Punitive Damages, Due Process and Horizontal Federalism" New York Law Journal, May 28, 2003, 4.
  • Legg, "Limiting Lawyers' Liability in the Brave New World Wide Web" (2000) 38 (8) Law Society Journal 48.
  • Legg, "Remedies for breaches of s.52 - Marks v GIO examined" (1999) 14 (9) Trade Practices Law Bulletin 113.
  • Legg, "Race to the Top - The race relations impact of the High Court’s decision in the Hindmarsh Island Bridge case" (1999) 37 (2) Law Society Journal 61.
  • Legg and McGrath, "Liability of Accountants: Is fault of the client irrelevant?" (1999) 70 (4) Charter 56.
  • Legg, "Access to Services under Part IIIA, Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) - Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd v National Competition Council" (1999) 15 (4) Trade Practices Law Bulletin 50.
  • Windybank and Legg, "Telstra v APRA ramifications yet to be appreciated" (1997) 139 Communications Update 14.

 

Opinion/Editorial Publications

  • Legg, “Many wrongs can make a right: how mass redress schemes can replace court action” The Conversation (online),  24 November 2015.
  • Legg, “Great Southern class action calls for debate on lawyers fees” The Conversation (online), 19 December 2014.
  • Legg, “Tort wars: class actions set to increase as laws wind back” The Conversation (online), 4 December 2014.
  • Emmerig and Legg, “Spike in shareholder class actions a cause for concern”, The Australian, 6 June 2014.
  • Legg, “Contingency fee debate continues”, The Australian Financial Review, 23 May 2014 p 33.
  • Emmerig and Legg, “Australia rivals US as nation of litigators”, The Australian, 11 April 2014.
  • L’Estrange and Legg, “Boards must focus on house rules”, The Australian, 6 December 2013 p 28.
  • Legg, “Law change required to ensure client privilege is properly protected”, The Australian, 15 November 2013.
  • Legg and Emmerig, “Storm ruling twist for third-party funders”, The Australian, 24 May 2013.
  • Legg and Corker, “Take care in pushing student pro bono”, The Australian, 26 April 2013.
  • Legg, “Questions over effectiveness of class actions”, The Australian Financial Review, 18 March 2013.
  • Legg, “Court costs erode right to justice”, The Australian Financial Review, 8 February 2013.
  • Legg, “It's about money, not morality: to assess shareholder class actions”, The Conversation (online), 29 November 2012.
  • Legg, “Class actions at the mercy of funders”, The Australian, 16 March 2012.
  • Legg, "Do You Need Your Day in Court? The Evolution of Dispute Resolution" The Conversation (online), 12 December 2011.
  • Legg, "Facebook: a cunning litigator's best friend" Sydney Morning Herald, 30 November 2011 p 13
  • Mavrakis and Legg, "Whistleblower Bounties a Novel Financial Reform" The Australian, 7 November 2011 p29
  • Legg, "Joining Forces in the Hope of Winning Bounty Risks Making Justice a Private Affair" Sydney Morning Herald – Business, 5 November 2010 p 8-9.
  • Legg, "Guest-Blog - Discovery in the Information Age", Australian Law Reform Commission, Discovery of Documents Inquiry Blog, 29 October 2010.
  • Legg, "Response to Alternatives to Discovery – Pre-trial oral examinations, Australian Law Reform Commission, Discovery of Documents Inquiry Blog, 5 October 2010.
  • Legg, "Avoiding one-size fits all", The Australian Financial Review (online), 18 June 2010.
  • Legg, "Conflicts of interest are human nature" Sydney Morning Herald – Business, 27 November 2009 p 10.
  • Legg, "Security for costs the solution to litigation funding" The Australian Financial Review, 13 November 2009 p 42.
  • Legg, "Conflict vests in Gatekeeper's Role" Australian Financial Review, 1 May 2009 p 20.
  • Legg and Mavrakis, "Companies need to avoid class actions" Australian Financial Review, 26 September 2008 p 48.
  • Legg, Jordan and Clark, "Regulatory inquiry a compass for class action" Australian Financial Review, 18 January 2008 p91.
  • Legg and Jordan, "Disclosure needs special care" Australian Financial Review, 14 February 2007 p55.
  • Legg and Clark, "Curbs needed on funded litigation" Australian Financial Review, 29 November 2006 p 55.
  • Legg, "Advisers can still end up out-of-pocket" Australian Financial Review, 31 July 2006 p 63.

 

Submissions

  • Corporations and Financial Services Division - The Treasury, Review of Sanctions in Corporate Law (2007).

 

Presentations

  • Legg, “Will Artificial Intelligence make Lawyers Obsolete?”, International Bar Association Annual Conference - Bar Executive Committee, Sydney, 10 October 2017.
  • Legg, “The Utilisation of Artificial Intelligence by Private Practitioners”, FLIP Leaders in Government Forum, Law Society of NSW, Sydney, 26 September 2017.
  • Legg, “The Future of Law and Innovation in the Profession Report”, What Legal Graduates Will Need to Know About Technology Workshop, UNSW Law, Sydney, 18 September 2017.
  • Legg, “Class Actions, Litigation Funding and Access to Justice - Public Lecture on the Victorian Law Reform Commission Consultation Paper”, The Australian Centre for Justice Innovation (ACJI), Melbourne, 7 September 2017.
  • Legg, “Achieving Compensation Through Class Actions”, Monash University Law School, Melbourne, 7 September 2017.
  • Legg, “New Skills for Lew Lawyers”, Australian Academy of Law and Australia Law Journal - The Future of Australian Legal Education Conference, Federal Court of Australia, Sydney, 13 August 2017.
  • Degeling and Legg, “Fiduciaries in Australian Federal Class Actions”, Journal of Equity – Frontiers of Commercial Equity Conference, UNSW CBD Campus, Sydney, 18 May 2017.
  • Legg, “Obtaining Overseas Evidence for Australian Class Actions” UNSW CLE Seminar – Current Issues After 25 Years of Pt IVA of the Federal Court of Australia Act, Sydney, 23 March 2017.
  • Slade (chair), Finkelstein QC, Hutley SC, Gilsenan, Betts and Legg, Law Council of Australia’s Legal Leaders' Forum - Class Actions 2016 Key Topics, Jones Day, Sydney, 13 October 2016.
  • Legg, “Redressing Mass Harm to Consumers of Financial Services: A Comparison of Remediation Avenues in Storm Financial”, UNSW Centre for Law, Markets and Regulation - Trends in Financial Service Regulation, Herbert Smith Freehills, Sydney, 31 August 2016.
  • Legg, "The Future of Dispute Resolution: Online ADR and Online Courts", UNSW Law Hackathon, UNSW, Sydney, 18 July 2016.
  • Legg, “Discovery in NSW – Now and in the Future”, UNSW CLE Seminar – Key Insights into Civil Litigation, Sydney, 22 March 2016.
  • Legg, “Settlement Distributions”, UNSW CLE Seminar - Class Actions: Case Management, Mediation and Settlement Distribution in Focus, Sydney, 15 March 2016.
  • Legg, “Class Action Settlement Distribution in Australia: Compensation on the Merits or Rough Justice”, Civil Justice Academic Conference, Monash University, Melbourne, 18 February 2016.
  • Legg, “The Financing of Commercial Litigation into the Future: Alternative Fess Arrangements and Unbundling of Legal Services”, The Future of Civil Procedure: Innovation and Inertia, Australian Centre for Justice Innovation, Monash University, Melbourne, 17 February 2016.
  • Degeling and Legg, “ Funders as Fiduciaries”, Equity Conference, Melbourne University Obligations Group, Melbourne, 2 December 2015.
  • Legg, "Current Issues in Shareholder Class Actions", Australian Insurance Law Association Twilight Seminar Series, Minter Ellison, Sydney, 19 August 2015.
  • Legg (chair), Webster SC, Cashman, Sackville AJA, “Civil Procedure Reform”, Ten Years of the Civil Procedure Act 2005 (NSW), Supreme Court of New South Wales, Sydney, 18 February 2015.
  • Legg (chair), Bergin CJ in Eq, Harris, Emmerig, “Discovery Then and Now”, Ten Years of the Civil Procedure Act 2005 (NSW), Supreme Court of New South Wales, Sydney, 18 February 2015.
  • Legg, “Securities Regulation in Australia: The Role of the Class Action”, Public and Private Enforcement of Company Law and Securities Regulation – China and the World, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong. 13 December 2014.
  • Legg, “Contingency Fees: Antidote or Poison for Australian Civil Justice”, UNSW Law Civil Justice Reform Seminar, Herbert Smith Freehills, Sydney, 9 September 2014.
  • Legg, “Shareholder Protection and Class Actions”, Supreme Court of New South Wales Corporate Law Conference, Banco Court, Sydney, 29 July 2014.
  • Legg, "Class Actions in Australia", Thai Courts Education program, UNSW, Sydney, 16 June 2014.
  • Legg and Degeling, "The Unrepresented Group Member and Australian Class Actions", AIJA Assisting Unrepresented Litigants Conference, Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach, Sydney, 16 April 2014.
  • Legg, “Resolving Mass Disputes: ADR, Class Actions and Regulatory Responses”, Civil Justice Research and Teaching Conference, Hobart, University of Tasmania, 17 February 2014.
  • Legg, “Redressing Mass Harm: ADR, Class Actions and Regulatory Responses – The Case of Storm Financial Limited”, UNSW Dispute Resolution Cluster Seminar – Redress and Regulation, Sydney, 13 February 2014.
  • Legg, "Regulating Financial Organisations Through Shareholder Class Actions", UNSW CLE Seminar - Class Actions: Securities and Investor Cases, Sydney, 29 August 2013.
  • Legg, "Effective Evidence Gathering", Legalwise CLE Seminar - Evidence for Commercial Litigators, Sydney, 16 August 2013.
  • Legg and Emmerig, "Complex Civil Litigation and Class Actions", Thai Courts Education program, Sydney, 30 April 2013.
  • Hill (Chair), Finkelstein QC, Kingston and Legg, "Their Day in Court - the Regulator and the Consumer in the Future", ASIC Annual Forum 2013, Sydney, 26 March 2013.
  • Legg, "The Need for Litigation", Current Issues in Civil Justice Conference, Melbourne Law School, 25 February 2013.
  • Legg, "Class Actions and Regulating Culture in Financial Organisations", Centre for Corporate Law and Securities Regulation and Centre for Law Markets and Regulation - Regulating Culture in Financial Organisations, Melbourne, 29 November 2012.
  • Legg, "Tweets, Emails, Blogs: Case Management and Evidentiary Issues", Administrative Decisions Tribunal Annual Members' Conference, Sydney, 16 November 2012.
  • Legg, "Panel - Lehman Brothers - Insiders' View - Tips and Traps for Advisors" Johnson Winter & Slattery Seminar, Sydney, 31 October 2012.
  • Legg, "More Class Actions and More Questions About Litigation Funding", UNSW CLE Seminar - Class Actions, Sydney, 25 October 2012.
  • Legg, "Causation and Damages in Shareholder Class Actions: a Settlement Perspective", UNSW CLE Seminar - Class Actions, Sydney, 25 October 2012.
  • Legg, "Social Media in Tribunal Proceedings: Case Management Challenges", AIJA/COAT Conference - The Tribunal of Tommorrow, Sydney, 8 June 2012.
  • Legg, "Reform - Lessons from the US", UNSW Law 40th Anniversary Conference - Dispute Resolution in the Next 40 Years: Repertoire or Revolution, Sydney, 2 December 2011.
  • Legg, "The Sheriff and the Bounty Hunter: Gunfight at the Regulatory Corral?", Centre for Law Markets and Regulation Workshop - Public and Private Enforcement: The Role of Regulators and Class Actions, UNSW CBD Campus, Sydney, 25 November 2011.
  • Legg, "The Operation of the Overriding Purpose", College of Law CLE Seminar – Practice and Procedure in Civil Proceedings, Sydney, 16 November 2011.
  • Legg, "Developments in Dispute Resolution and Ramifications for the Legal Profession", UNSW Law Breakfast, UNSW CBD Campus, Sydney, 10 November 2011.
  • Legg and Adams-Lau, “Teaching Complex Civil Litigation with Real Life Case Studies”, Transforming Legal Education - Australian National Conference on Clinical & Experiential Learning, UNSW, Kensington, 9 September 2011
  • Legg, "Fast Track Litigation in the Federal Court", UNSW CLE Seminar – Commercial Litigation, Sydney, 24 August 2011.
  • Legg, "When Technology and Discovery Meet: The Pre-Discovery Conference", eDiscovery Asia Pacific, Melbourne, 14-15 April 2011
  • Legg and Mavrakis, "Managing Complex Civil Litigation", UNSW CLE Seminar – Practice Management and Business Skills, Sydney, 16 March 2011.
  • Miers (Chair), Silvers, Sitwell and Legg, "Litigation Funding under the Spotlight", Australian Professional Indemnity Group, Sydney, 29 April 2010.
  • Legg, "Ethical and Effective Witness Preparation", The College of Law - Continuing Professional Education Intensive, Sydney, 31 March 2010.
  • Legg, "Litigation Funding in Australia", The Law Society of NSW Young Lawyer's 2010 Annual Civil Litigation One Day Seminar, Sydney, 13 March 2010.
  • Legg and Travers, "Shareholder Remedies in the GFC", The College of Law - Update on Corporations Law, Sydney, 11 March 2010.
  • Legg, "Multiple Class Actions and Conflicts of Interest", UNSW Seminar - Class Actions and Litigation Funding in Corporate Securities Cases, Sydney, 24 February 2010.
  • Legg and Martin, "In your own words – Witness Preparation and Affidavits", Clayton Utz Introduction to Litigation Seminar Series, Sydney, 28 October 2009.
  • Legg, "Current Issues in Shareholder Class Actions" The College of Law - Corporations Law in Today's Economic Environment, Sydney, 9 June 2009.
  • Legg, "Causation and Damages in Shareholder Class Actions", Clayton Utz, Sydney, 24 March 2009.
  • Legg and Cheetham, "In your own words – Witness Preparation and Affidavits", Clayton Utz Introduction to Litigation Seminar Series, Sydney, 18 March 2009.
  • Legg, "Securities Class Actions in Australia", UNSW International Research Workshop, UNSW, Sydney, 20 February 2009.
  • Legg (Chair), Lee, Walker and Mann, "Lessons From the Aristocrat Class Action", Clayton Utz Securities Regulation and Shareholder Class Actions in a Volatile Market Conference, Sydney, 24 November 2008.
  • Legg, "Shareholder Class Actions: Corporate Australia's Friend or Foe" The College of Law - Current Issues in Corporations Law, Sydney, 25 June 2008.
  • Legg, "Ethical and Effective Witness Preparation" The College of Law - Effective Preparation for Litigation, Sydney, 21 May 2008.
  • Legg, "Shareholder Class Actions", Securities Markets Law - UTS Law School, Sydney, 1 May 2008.
  • Legg, "The Last Resort - The Growth of Class Actions", Riskmetrics Corporate Governance Conference, Melbourne, 28 April 2008.
  • Legg, "The Transformation of a Share Price Fall into Litigation - Shareholder Class Actions in Australia", Paper presented at Corporate Law Teachers Association Conference, 3-5 February 2008, Sydney.
  • Lindgren J (Chair), Bathurst QC, Walker SC, Slade, Rose and Legg, "Litigation Funding" Federal Court of Australia, Sydney, 13 August 2007.
  • Legg, Jordan, Landy and Dennings, "Continuous Disclosure: The New Source of Securities Class Actions" Clayton Utz, Sydney, 18 July 2007.
  • Legg, "Fund Participation as Class Action Plaintiffs in Australia" Investment Company Institute (USA), Teleconference between Sydney and United States, 31 May 2007.
  • Legg, "Institutional Investors and Class Actions" Investment and Financial Services Association, Sydney, 10 May 2007.
  • Legg, "Auditors and Compliance - Legal Requirements" The College of Law - The Practicalities of Running a Business, Sydney, 22 February 2007.
  • Legg, "An Overview of Securities Class Actions: Conflagration, Flash in the Pan or Bonfire of the Vanities?" Clayton Utz/UTS Faculty of Law Securities Class Actions Conference, Sydney, 21 November 2006.
  • Gurney and Legg "Shareholder Activism - Consumerism, Class Actions and Litigation Funding" AMPLA Conference, Melbourne, 20 October 2006.
  • Legg, "Auditor Independence: Legal Requirements and Practical Compliance" UNSW Seminar - Corporate Regulation and Directors Duties, Sydney, 26 July 2005.
  • Legg, "Legal Professional Privilege after Esso v Commissioner of Taxation" The College of Law - A Day in the Supreme Court, Sydney, 30 June 2000.

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