find the latest legal job
Corporate Counsel and Company Secretary
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter NSW
· Highly-respected, innovative and entrepreneurial Not-for-Profit · Competency based Board
View details
Chief Counsel and Company Secretary
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter NSW
· Dynamic, high growth organisation · ASX listed market leader
View details
In-house Projects Lawyer | Renewables / Solar | 2-5 Years PQE
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: All Australia
· Help design the future · NASDAQ Listed
View details
Insurance Lawyer (3-5 PAE)
Category: Insurance and Superannuation Law | Location: Brisbane CBD & Inner Suburbs Brisbane QLD
· Dynamic organisation ·
View details
Legal Counsel
Category: Corporate and Commercial Law | Location: North Sydney NSW 2060
· 18 month fixed term contract · 3-5 years PQE with TMT exposure
View details
Bank fees case to go to High Court

Bank fees case to go to High Court

Australia’s largest class action, which challenges the fees of the major banks, is set for a showdown in the High Court after the Court agreed today to expedite an appeal by Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.

Australia’s biggest class action, which challenges the fees of the major banks, is set for a showdown in the High Court after the Court agreed today to expedite an appeal by Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.

The High Court of Australia said it will allow the appeal in regard to ANZ Bank exception fees to bypass the Full Federal Court and go straight to the country’s highest court.  

The appeal by Maurice Blackburn Lawyers regards a Federal Court ruling against group members made in December.

Speaking from outside the High Court in Canberra today, Paul Gillett, senior associate from Maurice Blackburn, said it was an important victory for those involved in the class action.

“Today’s decision will allow this appeal to bypass the Full Federal Court and ensure the appeal gets straight to where it ultimately needs to be heard, in the High Court of Australia,” Gillett said.

“This decision will save time, money and resources for the courts and the parties involved, allowing everyone’s energies to be better spent.

“These class actions against unfair bank charges are the largest in Australia’s history – more than $220 million for fees charged against around 170,000 customers from eight banks – and it continues to grow.”

 

Like this story? Read more:

QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’

NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

The legal budget breakdown 2017

Bank fees case to go to High Court
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
LCA president Fiona McLeod SC
Aug 17 2017
Where social fault lines meet the justice gap in Aus
After just returning from a tour of the Northern Territory, LCA president Fiona McLeod SC speaks wit...
Marriage equality flag
Aug 17 2017
ALHR backs High Court challenge to marriage equality postal vote
Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) has voiced its support for a constitutional challenge to ...
Give advice
Aug 17 2017
A-G issues advice on judiciary’s public presence
Commonwealth Attorney-General George Brandis QC has offered his advice on the public presence of jud...
APPOINTMENTS
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
opinion
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
Help
May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...