In brief The Federal Court of Australia has awarded aggregate damages in an Australian consumer class action proceeding commenced by a private applicant. The last time an order of this kind was made was in 1998, in representative proceedings commenced by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC). In Williams v Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited (Initial Trial)  FCA 344 (“Williams”), a class action concerning defective diesel particulate filter systems, Justice Lee awarded damages on an…
Peter is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Dispute Resolution & Restructuring & Insolvency group. For more than twenty five years, Peter has advised on a range of complex commercial and contract disputes, class action litigation, and insolvency and restructuring matters for a range of foreign and domestic clients including multinational and domestic corporations, ASX listed entities, financial institutions, and insolvency practitioners. Peter's practice is focused on three key areas - (i) complex commercial litigation with a particular emphasis on financial services and property; (ii) class actions; and (iii) insolvency and restructuring.