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Michael Duffy

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Biography

Dr Michael Duffy is director of the Corporate Law, Organisation and Litigation Research Group (CLOL) and is a senior lecturer and researcher in the Department of Business Law and Taxation.

Michael is a barrister and solicitor and, before joining Monash, was a senior associate at two major law firms, and a senior lawyer with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. He spent ten years in general commercial litigation acting for plaintiffs and defendants then four years as a plaintiff lawyer acting for the lead plaintiffs in Australia's first two successful securities class actions (King v GIO, Spangaro v CIAFM).  At ASIC he worked on a variety of enforcement matters including continuous disclosure, insider trading, managed investment schemes and financial services.  He was accredited by the Law Institute as a commercial litigation specialist from 1997 through 2007. 

Michael has made submissions on law reform in the areas of shareholder claims against insolvent companies, corporate disclosure and the financial reporting framework, and proportionate liability reforms. In 2017 he was recently on the Victorian Law Reform Commission Roundtable on litigation funding and class actions and was recently cited by the Australian Law Reform Commission in their inquiry into this area. He was also a member of a working party on offers of compromise organised by the Department of Justice. In the past he has consulted to the private sector in relation to managed investment schemes and the structure of representative proceedings.  He has also received funding from the private profession to research access to justice issues.

In 2017 Michael was awarded a PhD for his thesis examining the extent to which private securities class actions provide investor protection from poor securities disclosure.

Michael currently teaches insolvency law, corporations law and corporate crime, and has taught, commercial and marketing (competition) law at graduate and undergraduate levels.

His research interests include shareholder remedies and protection, civil procedure and access to justice, regulation of lawyers and third party litigation funders, constitutional issues in litigation, securities non-disclosure, corporations, ASIC law, managed investments and co-operatives, private and public governance and constitutionalism and organisation. 

 

Keywords

  • Corporations law
  • Securities Non Disclosure
  • ASIC law
  • Litigation and Access to Justice
  • Insider Trading
  • Private and Public Governance and Constitutionalism
  • Shareholder Remedies
  • Organisation theory
  • Legal Profession and Litigation Funding Regulation

Projects 2017 2018

Access to Justice Research

Duffy, M. & Sendjaya, S.

1/07/1730/04/18

Project: Research

Research Output 2001 2017

Towards better disclosure of corporate risk: A look at risk disclosure in periodic reporting

Duffy, M. 2014 In : Adelaide Law Review. 35, 2, p. 385 - 407 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Barely managing? Troubles with agricultural managed investment schemes

Duffy, M. 2012 In : Australian Journal of Corporate Law. 27, 1, p. 91 - 111 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Activities 2008 2017

  • 10 Contribution to conference
  • 3 Submissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries
  • 1 External research organisation, centre or institute
  • 1 Professional association or peak discipline body

Corporate Law Teachers Association

Duffy, M. (Speaker)
5 Feb 20177 Feb 2017

Activity: Contribution to conference

Corporate Law Teachers Association Conference

Duffy, M. (Speaker)
1 Feb 20162 Feb 2016

Activity: Contribution to conference

Corporate Law Teachers Association Conference

Duffy, M. (Speaker)
1 Feb 20153 Feb 2015

Activity: Contribution to conference

Corporate Law Teachers Association Conference

Duffy, M. (Speaker)
3 Feb 20135 Feb 2013

Activity: Contribution to conference

Attended Dept of Civil Justice Working Party on Offers of Compromise led by Chief Justice of VIc

Duffy, M. (Contributor)
23 Apr 2012

Activity: Submissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries

Press / Media

REGULATING LITIGATION FUNDING IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST

Michael Duffy

28/03/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Confusion reigns as Telstra and NBN Co talk

Michael Duffy

11/06/10

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Selling to NBN could rebound

Michael Duffy

14/08/09

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment