Supreme Court of New South Wales

Class Actions / Representative proceedings

Representative proceedings under Part 10 of the  Civil Procedure Act 2005 (NSW), commonly described as class actions, generally refer to proceedings brought by seven or more persons where the claims arise out of the same, similar or related circumstances and which give rise to a substantial common question of law or fact.
Practice Note SC GEN 17 – Supreme Court Representative Proceedings ( is designed to facilitate the management of representative proceedings. 

This section of the Supreme Court's website contains information as to the panel of Judges and links to court documents filed in cases where a class action has been commenced. Please select the particular current or completed case from the left hand menu or using the menu options below.

Panel of judges

Class action proceedings will be assigned on their commencement to one of the judges on the panel of judges. At present, the panel of judges is as follows:

The overarching objective of the protocol is to ensure access to justice and facilitate the efficiency and effectiveness of class action proceedings in circumstances where multiple proceedings are brought in competing courts and across more than one jurisdiction.

​Common L​aw Division ​Equity Division

​The Hon Justice Hammerschlag, Chief Judge in Equity

​The Hon Justice Garling

​The Hon Justice Ball
  ​The Hon Justice Stevenson
A list of current class actions
A list of completed class actions
Last updated:

14 Feb 2024

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