Achievement | 19 Nov 2020
UNSW Sydney academics honoured with pre-eminent legal research awards
The inaugural and highly competitive Australian Legal Research Awards have recognised three UNSW Law researchers.
Thought leadership | 06 Feb 2019
UNSW Law academics involved in groundbreaking report on class action proceedings
The Australian Law Reform Commission report looked into concerns that lawyer and funder profits were being prioritised over claimants’ interests
05 Sep 2018
UNSW professor named Australian Law Academic of the Year
Professor Rosalind Dixon kept the UNSW streak alive at the 18th Annual Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards.
25 May 2018
$26M funding cut to hobble ASIC, experts say
The Federal Government’s $26 million cut to ASIC’s budget has been blasted by experts and the opposition for undermining the corporate regulator, already facing the heat of the Banking Royal Commission. The government is “all bark and no bite”, Labor MP Matt Keogh said Thursday in response to the Australian Financial Review’s exclusive report that ASIC’s permanent budget would be reduced from $346 million to $320 million and investigator numbers slashed by 30.
24 Nov 2017
New innovation and technology hub to tackle the future of law and the legal profession
Two new strategic alliances between UNSW and Allens and the Law Society of NSW will aim to tackle the challenges of technological change and its impact on lawyers, law and the legal system.Two new strategic alliances between UNSW Sydney and each of Allens and the Law Society of New South Wales will aim to tackle some of the increasingly complex challenges presented by digital and other technological transformations and their impact on lawyers, law and the legal system.
Research | 24 Nov 2017
UNSW launches Allens hub for tech, law and innovation
The University of NSW has unveiled a major legal research centre backed by national law firm Allens and the state Law Society that will focus on innovation and technology within society and the legal profession.The centre, to be known as the Allens Hub for Technology, Law & Innovation, is supported financially by a five-year commitment from the Law Society of $250,000 a year as well as an undisclosed sum from Allens.
20 Nov 2017
Certification needed to combat multiple class actions
OPINION: Associate Professor Michael Legg, Lawyers Weekly, 4 October 2017.Allowing more than one class action to be brought means that efficiencies are lost and costs are duplicated. Less compensation is returned to group members.
08 Sep 2017
Academic of the Year - Michael Legg
Friday 1 September marked the 17th annual Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards, the premier legal industry event of the year.
07 Sep 2017
Eye on Alumni - Associate Professor Michael Legg
Michael Legg is an Associate Professor of Law and Director of the IMF Bentham Class Actions Research Initiative at UNSW Law. With 18 years of experience as a legal practitioner, Michael has worked with leading law firms in both Australia and the US. He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of NSW, Federal Court of Australia, High Court of Australia and in the State and Federal courts of New York.