Vince Morabito

Professor

19952019
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Vince Morabito is a professor in the Department of Business Law and Taxation.



Vince has practised as a solicitor with Clayton Utz, one of Australia's top five law firms. He has also taught in the law schools of Monash, Melbourne and Deakin universities.

Vince has been a consultant to the UK Government Equalities Office, the Hong Kong Law Reform Commission, the Federal Court of Australia, the Australian Research Council, the Law Reform Commission of Western Australia, and the Victorian Law Reform Commission. He is also a member of the Federal Court of Australia's Class Action Users Group.

A report on class actions co-authored by Vince in 1995, at the request of the Victorian Attorney-General's Law Reform Advisory Council, subsequently resulted in the introduction of new and comprehensive legal regime governing Victorian class actions to the Victorian Parliament.

In 2009 Vince was invited to appear before the Federal Attorney-General's Department's Access to Justice Taskforce to provide its members with his views on developing a strategic framework for access to justice. He was also invited by the Federal Treasury to take part in a roundtable organised by to discuss the Full Federal Court's decision in Brookfield Multiplex Ltd v International Litigation Funding Pty Ltd (2009), to classify class actions as managed investment schemes and what regulatory action (if any) may be necessary to deal with its consequences.

Vince is frequent media commentator and has been interviewed on various legal issues by a number of well-respected Australian and international news outlets.

In November 2010 he was a recipient of the Dean's Award for Excellence in Research. He has received research grants from several entities including the Australian Research Council, the Victoria Law Foundation and the Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration. He is currently conducting the first empirical study of Australia's class action regimes. The November 2014 report from this study is available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2523275

His research interests have included class actions, access to justice, the regulation of commercial litigation funders, the Financial Ombudsman Service, freedom of information and archives legislation, private enforcement of competition law, tax administration, constitutional law, compensation orders against offenders, national security law and judicial accountability and independence.

Vince has been Australia's 'national reporter' at various international conferences and his publications have been relied upon by courts in Australia, Canada, the United States and New Zealand; law reform commissions in Australia, Canada, Scotla

Research area keywords

  • Class Actions
  • Access to Justice
  • Litigation Funding
  • Empirical Studies
  • Private Enforcement

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Projects 2006 2019

Research Output 1995 2018

Judicial review of the fairness and reasonableness, as between class members, of federal class action settlements

Morabito, V., Dec 2018, In : Australian Law Journal. 92, 12, p. 976-990 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Lessons from Australia on class action reform in New Zealand

Morabito, V., Sep 2018, In : New Zealand Business Law Quarterly. 24, 3, p. 178-211 34 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Security for costs in unfunded federal class actions: back to the future

Morabito, V. & Hatcher, N., 26 Apr 2018, In : Australian Law Journal. 92, 2, p. 105-126 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

When pragmatism leads to unintended consequences: a critique of Australia's unique closed class regime

Waye, V. & Morabito, V., 13 Feb 2018, In : Theoretical Inquiries in Law. 19, 1, p. 303-332 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Financial arrangements with litigation funders and law firms in Australian class actions

Waye, V. & Morabito, V., 2017, Litigation, Costs, Funding and Behaviour: Implications for the Law. van Boom, W. H. (ed.). Abingdon UK: Taylor & Francis, p. 155-200 46 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review