Professor Michael James Legg
Professor

Professor Michael James Legg

University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

University of California, Berkeley, USA
Master of Laws

University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Bachelor of Laws
Masters of Commerce with honors in Accounting
Bachelor of Commerce with honors in Accounting

Law & Justice
Sch of Private&Commercial Law

Michael Legg is a Professor in the Faculty of Law, UNSW.

He specialises in complex litigation, including regulatory litigation and class actions and in innovation in the legal profession. 

He is the author of Case Management and Complex Civil Litigation (2011) published by Federation Press, co-author of Principles of Civil Procedure in New South Wales (4th ed 2020) published by Thomson Reuters, co-author of Annotated Class Actions Legislation (2d ed 2018) published by LexisNexis and co-author of Artificial Intelligence and the Legal Profession published by Hart.  He is also the editor of Regulation, Litigation and Enforcement (2011) published by Thomson Reuters and The Future of Dispute Resolution (2013) and Resolving Civil Disputes (2016), both published by LexisNexis and The Impact of Technology and Innovation on the Well-Being of the Legal Profession published by Intersentia. 

His research has been cited in judgments from the Federal Court of Australia, Supreme Court of New South Wales, Supreme Court of Victoria and Supreme Court of New Zealand, and in law reform reports by the Australian Law Reform Commission, Productivity Commission, NSW Law Reform Commission and Victorian Law Reform Commission.

Michael has 20 years of experience as a legal practitioner having worked with leading Australian and US law firms. He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of NSW, Federal Court of Australia, High Court of Australia and in the State and Federal courts of New York.  He holds law degrees from UNSW (LLB), the University of California, Berkeley (LLM) and the University of Melbourne (PhD).

He is the Director of the Law Society of NSW Future of Law and Innovation in the Profession (flip) research stream in the Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation at UNSW Law. Michael is a member of the Law Council of Australia's Class Actions Committee and a member of the Law Society of NSW's Future Committee. 

Phone
+61 2 9385 9653
Location
Room 215 Law Building UNSW Kensington Campus

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M; Vines P; Chan J, 2020, 'The Changing Field of Lawyering and its Impact on Practice and Wellbeing', in Legg M; Vines P; Chan JB (ed.), The Impact of Technology and Innovation on the Wellbeing of the Legal Profession, Intersentia, Cambridge UK, pp. 3 - 28, https://intersentia.com/en/the-impact-of-technology-and-innovation-on-the-well-being-of-the-legal-profession.html
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Bell F; Rogers J; Legg M, 2020, 'Artificial Intelligence and Lawyer Wellbeing', in Legg M; Vines P; Chan J (ed.), The Impact of Technology and Innovation on the Wellbeing of the Legal Profession, Intersentia, Cambridge, UK, pp. 239 - 266, https://intersentia.com/en/the-impact-of-technology-and-innovation-on-the-well-being-of-the-legal-profession.html
    Edited Books | 2020
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M; Vines P; Chan J, (eds.), 2020, THE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION ON THE WELLBEING OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION, Intersentia
    Books | 2020
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M; Bell F, 2020, Artificial Intelligence and the Legal Profession, Hart Publishing, https://www.bloomsburyprofessional.com/uk/artificial-intelligence-and-the-legal-profession-9781509931811/
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Rogers J; Legg M, 2020, 'Lawyers' Fee Arrangements and their Wellbeing', in The Impact of Technology and Innovation on the Wellbeing of the Legal Profession, Intersentia, pp. 267 - 267
    Books | 2020
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M; Metzger J; Kumar M; Vickovich I, 2020, Civil Procedure in New South Wales, 4th Edition, Thomson Reuters, https://legal.thomsonreuters.com.au/civil-procedure-in-new-south-wales-4e/productdetail/127384
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Bell F; Rogers J; Legg M, 2019, '‘Lawyers’ Wellbeing in the (Robotic) Face of Technological Change’', in Sifris A; Marychurch J (ed.), Wellness for Law: Making Wellness Core Business, LexisNexis, https://store.lexisnexis.com.au/products/wellness-for-law-making-wellness-core-business-skuwellness_for_law_making_wellness_core_business
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M, 2018, 'New Skills for New Lawyers: Responding to Technology and Practice Developments', in Lindgren K; Kunc F; Coper M (ed.), The Future of Australian Legal Education, Lawbook Co, Pyrmont, Australia, https://legal.thomsonreuters.com.au/the-future-of-australian-legal-education/productdetail/126538
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M, 2017, 'Securities Regulation in Australia: The Role of the Class Action', in Huang R; Howson N (ed.), Enforcement of Corporate and Securities Law China and the World, Cambridge University Press, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781316691397
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ; Metzger J, 2017, 'Section 33ZF: class actions problem solver?', in grave D; Mould H (ed.), 25 years of class actions in Australia: 1992-2017, Ross Parsons, Sydney, pp. 349 - 370
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M; Mirzabegian S, 2016, 'The Vitality of Litigation', in Resolving Civil Disputes, Lexis Nexis, https://store.lexisnexis.com.au/product?product=resolving-civil-disputes&meta_F_and=9780409344097
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M, 2016, 'New Sources of Discovery and Evidence: Electronically Stored Information, Social Media and the Internet of Things', in Resolving Civil Disputes, Lexis Nexis, https://store.lexisnexis.com.au/product?product=resolving-civil-disputes&meta_F_and=9780409344097
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M, 2016, 'Beyond Borders – An Introduction to Transnational Civil Litigation', in Resolving Civil Disputes, https://store.lexisnexis.com.au/product?product=resolving-civil-disputes&meta_F_and=9780409344097
    Books | 2015
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Kumar M; Legg M, 2015, Ten Years of the Civil Procedure Act 2005 (NSW) A Decade of Insights and Guide to Future Litigation
    Books | 2015
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Vickovitch I; Kumar M; Legg M, 2015, Civil Procedure in New South Wales
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ; Kumar M, 2015, 'The Civil Procedure Act 2005 (NSW): Achievements and Challenges', in Ten Years of the Civil Procedure Act 2005 (NSW), Thomson Reuters, Australia
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ, 2015, 'Responding to Cost and Delay Through Overriding Objectives – Successful Innovation?', in The Dynamism of Civil Procedure - Global Trends and Developments, Springer, US, pp. 157 - 181
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M, 2015, 'Discovery – A Comparative Approach to Reform', in Kumar M; Legg M (ed.), Ten Years of the Civil Procedure Act 2005 (NSW) A Decade of Insights and Guide to Future Litigation, https://legal.thomsonreuters.com.au/ten-years-of-the-civil-procedure-act-2005-nsw/productdetail/123738
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M; Metzger J, 2015, 'Representative Proceedings in New South Wales', in Kumar M; Legg M (ed.), Ten Years of the Civil Procedure Act 2005 (NSW) : A Decade of Insights and Guide to Future Litigation, Thomson Reuters, Pyrmont, NSW, https://legal.thomsonreuters.com.au/ten-years-of-the-civil-procedure-act-2005-nsw/productdetail/123738
    Books | 2014
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M; McInnes R, 2014, Annotated Class Actions Legislation
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Emmerig J; Slade B; Legg M, 2014, 'Representative Proceedings – Class Actions', in Case Management Handbook, https://www.lawcouncil.asn.au/federal-litigation-dispute-resolution/fldrs-publications/case-management-handbook
    Books | 2013
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M, 2013, The Future of Dispute Resolution, Butterworth-Heinemann
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ, 2013, 'Mass Settlements in Australia', in Hodges C; Stadler A (ed.), Resolving Mass Disputes: ADR and Settlement of Mass Claims, Edward Elgar, UK, pp. 172 - 203
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ, 2013, 'Class Actions and Regulating Culture in Financial Organisations: Observations from a Comparison of US and Australian Bank Class Actions', in Gilligan G; O'Brien J (ed.), Integrity, Risk, and Accountability in Capital Markets, Hart, Oxford, UK, pp. 229 - 250
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M; Mirzabegian S, 2013, 'The Continuing Role for Litigation', in The Future of Dispute Resolution, Lexis Nexis
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Picker C, 2012, 'Comparative Civil Procedure: Opportunities and Pitfalls', in Legg M (ed.), The Future of Dispute Resolution, edn. Original, Lexis Nexis Butterworths, Australia, pp. 247 - 256
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M; Adams-lau , 2012, 'Teaching Complex Civil Litigation with Real-Life Case Studies', in Legg M (ed.), The Future of Dispute Resolution, edn. Original, Lexis Nexis Butterworths, Australia, pp. 279 - 290
    Edited Books | 2012
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M, (ed.), 2012, The Future of Dispute Resolution, LexisNexis, Chatswood, N.S.W.
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M; Armstrong L, 2012, 'Representative Proceedings', in Lindgren K; Branson C (ed.), Federal Civil Litigation Precedents
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M; Mirzabegian S, 2012, 'Shareholder Claims in Australia', in Shareholder Actions
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M, 2011, 'Coercive Investigatory Powers of ASIC, ACCC and ATO', in Legg MJ (ed.), Regulation, Litigation & Enforcement, edn. Original, Thomson Reuters, Sydney, pp. 31 - 53, http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/154123210?selectedversion=NBD47429815
    Books | 2011
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M, 2011, Case Management and Complex Civil Litigation, Original, The Federation Press, Sydney, http://federationpress.com.au/bookstore/book.asp?isbn=9781862878402
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M, 2011, 'Limits on Coercive Investigatory Powers – Legal Professional Privilege, Privilege Against Self-Incrimination and Penalty Privilege"', in Legg MJ (ed.), Regulation, Litigation & Enforcement, edn. Original, Thomson Reuters, Sydney, pp. 53 - 68, http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/154123210?selectedversion=NBD47429815
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M, 2011, 'Public and Private Enforcement – ASIC and the Shareholder Class Action', in Legg MJ (ed.), Regulation, Litigation & Enforcement, edn. Original, Thomson Reuters, Sydney, pp. 151 - 168, http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/154123210?selectedversion=NBD47429815
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M, 2011, 'Regulatory theory, litigation and enforcement', in Legg MJ (ed.), Regulation, Litigation and Enforcement, edn. Original, Thomson Reuters, Sydney, pp. 1 - 29, http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/154123210?selectedversion=NBD47429815
    Books | 2011
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M; Kumar M; Boniface D, 2011, Principles of Civil Procedure in New South Wales, 2, Thomson Reuters, Australia, http://www.thomsonreuters.com.au/catalogue/productdetails.asp?id=12537
    Books | 2011
    Professor Michael James Legg
    2011, Regulation, Litigation & Enforcement, Legg M, (ed.), Thomson Reuters, Sydney, http://www.thomsonreuters.com.au/catalogue/productdetails.asp?id=12101
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M, 2021, 'The COVID-19 Pandemic, the Courts and Online Hearings: Maintaining Open Justice, Procedural Fairness and Impartiality', Federal Law Review, vol. 49, pp. 161 - 184, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0067205X21993139
    Journal articles | 2020
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Bell F; Legg M, 2020, 'LAWYERS AND THE BLACK BOX OF TECHNOLOGY', AUSTRALIAN LAW JOURNAL, vol. 94, pp. 107 - 109, https://www.westlaw.com.au/maf/wlau/app/document?docguid=Ia980da23681411ea9e45f68329176fe2&tocDs=AUNZ_AU_JOURNALS_TOC&isTocNav=true&startChunk=1&endChunk=1
    Journal articles | 2019
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M; Bell F, 2019, 'Artificial Intelligence and the Legal Profession: Becoming the AI-Enhanced Lawyer', University of Tasmania Law Review, pp. 34 - 59, https://www.allenshub.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/inline-files/Legg%20and%20Bell%2C%20AI%20and%20the%20Legal%20Profession%20Becoming%20the%20AI-Enhanced%20Lawyer%20%282019%29%20U%20Tas%20L%20Rev_0.pdf
    Journal articles | 2019
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M, 2019, 'Australian Law Reform Commission Class Action and Litigation Funding Report: Empowering Courts, Monitoring Funders, Supporting Contingency Fees for Class Action Lawyers and Proposing Reviews of Shareholder Class Actions and Collective Redress', Civil Justice Quarterly, vol. 38, pp. 478 - 490
    Journal articles | 2019
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M; Speirs S, 2019, '‘”Why not litigate?” – The Royal Commission, ASIC and the Future of the Enforcement Pyramid’', Australian Business Law Review, vol. 47, pp. 244 - 259, http://sites.thomsonreuters.com.au/journals/2019/11/29/australian-business-law-review-update-vol-47-pt-4/
    Journal articles | 2019
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M; Speirs S, 2019, 'Why not litigate? ASIC enforcement after the Banking Royal Commission', Law Society of NSW Journal, pp. 70 - 73, https://lawsociety.cld.bz/LSJ-April-2019/70/
    Journal articles | 2019
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M; Caruso D; Phoustanis J, 2019, 'The Automation Paradox in Litigation: The Inadequacy of Procedure and Evidence Law to Manage Electronic Evidence Generated by the Internet of Things in Civil Disputes', Macquarie Law Journal, vol. 19, pp. 157 - 188, https://www.mq.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/866286/Automation-Paradox-in-Litigation.pdf
    Journal articles | 2019
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M; Hickey S, 2019, 'Finality and Fairness in Australian Class Action Settlements', Sydney Law Review, vol. 41, pp. 185 - 215, https://heinonline.org/HOL/Contents?handle=hein.journals/sydney41&id=1&size=2&index=&collection=journals
    Journal articles | 2019
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M; Crosbie S, 2019, 'The Privileges Against Self-Incrimination and Self-Exposure to Penalties in Commercial Litigation: Sadie Ville v Deloitte', Australian Business Law Review, vol. 47, pp. 137 - 141, https://www.westlaw.com.au/maf/wlau/app/document?docguid=I2c1d1348933a11e98b44b29f3622255f&isTocNav=true&tocDs=AUNZ_AU_JOURNALS_TOC&startChunk=1&endChunk=1
    Journal articles | 2019
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M; gottlieb I, 2019, 'The AMP Competing Class Actions: From Five to One', Australian Law Journal, vol. 93, pp. 817 - 820, http://sites.thomsonreuters.com.au/journals/2019/10/14/australian-law-journal-update-vol-93-pt-10/
    Journal articles | 2019
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M; Uptin L, 2019, 'Representative Party Standing and Sub-Groups in New South Wales Class Actions', Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice, vol. 8, pp. 71 - 79, http://sites.thomsonreuters.com.au/journals/2019/11/29/journal-of-civil-litigation-and-practice-update-vol-8-pt-2/
    Journal articles | 2019
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M; Gilsenan R, 2019, 'Australian Class Action Settlement Distribution Scheme Design – Deciding Who Gets What', University of Queensland Law Journal, vol. 38, pp. 15 - 39, https://demo.publicknowledgeproject.org/pkpschool/ojs3/index.php/byrnes/article/view/507
    Journal articles | 2019
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M, 2019, 'Haynesplaining: lessons for litigators from the Banking Royal Commission', Law Society of NSW Journal, vol. 53, pp. 70 - 71, https://lawsociety.cld.bz/LSJ-March-2019/70/
    Journal articles | 2018
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M; Speirs S, 2018, 'Regulators’ Investigatory Powers and the Harman Obligation Not to Disclose', Law Society of NSW Journal, vol. 48, pp. 82 - 83, https://lawsociety.cld.bz/LSJ-September-2018/82/
    Journal articles | 2018
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M, 2018, '‘Kilmore-East Kinglake Bushfire Class Action Settlement Distribution Scheme: Fairness, Cost and Delay Post-Settlement’', Monash University Law Review, vol. 44, pp. 658 - 658
    Journal articles | 2018
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M, 2018, 'Class Actions Arrive in Queensland', Hearsay - The Journal of the Bar Association of Queensland, vol. 82, https://www.hearsay.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2286&Itemid=203
    Journal articles | 2018
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Emmerig J; Legg M, 2018, 'The problem of competing class actions', Governance Directions, vol. 70, pp. 356 - 360, https://www.governanceinstitute.com.au/resources/governance-directions/issue-6/the-problem-of-competing-class-actions/
    Journal articles | 2018
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M; Bell F, 2018, 'Insourcing – Implications for In-House Counsel and Private Practice Lawyers', Law Society of NSW Journal, vol. 45, pp. 70 - 71, https://lawsociety.cld.bz/LSJ-June-2018/70/
    Journal articles | 2018
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M, 2018, 'Recognising a New Form of Legal Practice – Limited Scope Services', Law Society of NSW Journal, vol. 50, pp. 74 - 76, https://lawsociety.cld.bz/LSJ-November-2018/74/
    Journal articles | 2018
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M, 2018, 'Competing Class Actions: A Suggested Solution through Certification', Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice, vol. 7, pp. 38 - 38, http://sites.thomsonreuters.com.au/journals/2018/07/11/journal-of-civil-litigation-and-practice-update-vol-7-pt-1-special-issue-class-actions/
    Journal articles | 2018
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M; Hickey J, 2018, 'Cost Effectiveness and Case Management in Class Action Settlements', Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice, vol. 7, pp. 47 - 47, http://sites.thomsonreuters.com.au/journals/2018/07/11/journal-of-civil-litigation-and-practice-update-vol-7-pt-1-special-issue-class-actions/
    Journal articles | 2018
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Stacey S; Legg M, 2018, 'Australian Court Rejects use of After-the-Event Insurance Policy as Security for Costs', Civil Justice Quarterly, vol. 37, pp. 308 - 308
    Journal articles | 2018
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M; Emmerig J, 2018, 'Australian Federal Court Reforms Class Actions Settlement Practice', Australian Business Law Review, vol. 46, pp. 262 - 262
    Journal articles | 2017
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Degeling SE; Legg , 2017, 'Fiduciaries and Funders: Litigation Funders in Australian Class Actions', Civil Justice Quarterly, vol. 36, pp. 244 - 264
    Journal articles | 2017
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ; Emmerig J, 2017, 'Twenty Five Years of Australian Class Actions—Time for Reform', Civil Justice Quarterly, vol. 36, pp. 164 - 176
    Journal articles | 2017
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M; Kang J, 2017, 'Accessing third party documents in a foreign jurisdiction by subpoena: The Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd (in Liq) v Mcgrawhill Financial Inc class action', Melbourne University Law Review, vol. 41, pp. 392 - 416
    Journal articles | 2017
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M; Davey T, 2017, 'Predictive Coding: Machine Learning Disrupts Discovery', Law Society of NSW Journal, pp. 82 - 84, https://lawsociety.cld.bz/e/LSJ-August-2017/92
    Journal articles | 2017
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M; Kang J, 2017, 'Federal Court approves discovery from the US for Australian proceedings', Law Society of NSW Journal, vol. 36, pp. 90 - 91, https://lawsociety.cld.bz/e/LSJ-August-2017/90
    Journal articles | 2017
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M; Emmerig J, 2017, 'High Court of Australia Determines Extent to which Class Members are Bound by Class Action Judgment', Governance Directions, vol. 69, pp. 114 - 114
    Journal articles | 2017
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M, 2017, 'Changes to Commercial and Corporations Practice in the Federal Court of Australia', Law Society of NSW Journal, vol. 30, pp. 73 - 73
    Journal articles | 2017
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M, 2017, 'Online alternative dispute resolution', Precedent, pp. 32 - 35, https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=055090454045960;res=IELHSS;subject=Asian
    Journal articles | 2017
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M, 2017, 'Ramifications of the Recognition of a Common Fund in Australian Class Actions: An Early Appraisal', Australian Law Journal, vol. 91, pp. 655 - 669
    Journal articles | 2017
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Degeling SE; Legg M, 2017, 'Class action settlements, opt-out and class closure: Fiduciary conflicts', Journal of Equity, vol. 11, pp. 319 - 345
    Journal articles | 2016
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ; Soo N, 2016, 'Security for an undertaking as to damages - A principled approach', Journal of Equity, vol. 10, pp. 74 - 87
    Journal articles | 2016
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Nehme M; Legg M, 2016, 'Slater and Gordon troubles put spotlight on client protections', Lawyers Weekly, http://www.lawyersweekly.com.au/opinion/18699-slater-gordon-toubles-put-spotlight-on-client-protections
    Journal articles | 2016
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ; Harkin M, 2016, 'Judicial Recognition of Indirect Causation and Shareholder Class Actions', Australian Business Law Review, vol. 44, pp. 429 - 434
    Journal articles | 2016
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ, 2016, 'The High Court of Australia confirms practice of receiving agreed civil penalty submissions from regulators and wrongdoers', Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice, vol. 5, pp. 228 - 233
    Journal articles | 2016
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ, 2016, 'Class Action Settlement Distribution in Australia: Compensation on the Merits or Rough Justice?', Macquarie Law Journal, vol. 16, pp. 89 - 104
    Journal articles | 2016
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ; Fisher M, 2016, 'Imposition of Longer Sentences for Insider Trading: The Case of Hanlong Mining', Australian Business Law Review, vol. 44, pp. 377 - 383
    Journal articles | 2016
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ, 2016, 'The Future of Dispute Resolution: Online ADR and Online Courts', Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal, vol. 27, pp. 277 - 235
    Journal articles | 2016
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ; Emmerig J; Sara H; Stacey S, 2016, 'The jurisdiction of the Independent Commission Against Corruption after High Court challenges and legislative amendment in 2015', Public Law Review, vol. 27, pp. 10 - 17
    Journal articles | 2016
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M; Goulding C, 2016, 'How the Internet of Things Will Affect the Future of Litigation', Law Society of NSW Journal, vol. 11, pp. 90 - 90
    Journal articles | 2016
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Taylor N; Smith P; Emmerig J; Legg M; Calgaro T, 2016, 'Australian Air Cargo Cartel Class Action Settles – Guidance on Risks and Costs', Competition and Consumer Law Journal, vol. 32, pp. 218 - 221
    Journal articles | 2016
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M; Kang J, 2016, 'Supreme Court Green Lights Concurrent Class Actions', Law Society of NSW, vol. 3, pp. 88 - 89
    Journal articles | 2016
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ, 2016, 'A Comparison of Regulatory Enforcement, Class Actions and Alternative Dispute Resolution in Compensating Financial Consumers', The Sydney Law Review, vol. 38, pp. 311 - 311
    Journal articles | 2016
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ; Langford C, 2016, 'High Court Rules Late Payment Fees not Penalties in Bank Fees Class Action', Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice, vol. 27, pp. 256 - 260
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ; Emmerig J; Westgarth G, 2015, 'US Supreme Court revises fraud on the market presumption: Ramifications for Australian shareholder class actions', Australian Business Law Review, vol. 43, pp. 448 - 461
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ, 2015, 'Contingency fees - antidote or poison', Australian Bar Review, vol. 29, pp. 244 - 244
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ, 2015, 'Re Felicity: Costs orders against a solicitor for serious incompetence', Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice, vol. 4, pp. 17 - 21
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ; Emmerig J, 2015, 'High Court of Australia limits federal proportionate liability regimes to misleading or deceptive conduct', Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice, vol. 4, pp. 12 - 16
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ; Westgarth G, 2015, 'Bank Fees Class Action in Australia Fails Before Full Federal Court', Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice, vol. 26, pp. 111 - 117
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M; Emmerig J, 2015, 'Selig v Wealthsure Pty Ltd: High Court of Australia Limits Federal Proportionate Liability Regimes to Misleading or Deceptive Conduct', Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice, vol. 4, pp. 12 - 12
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M, 2015, 'Re Felicity: Costs Orders Against a Solicitor for Serious Incompetence', Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice, vol. 4, pp. 17 - 17
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M, 2015, 'Editorial: A Matter of Some Interest', Precedent, vol. 129, pp. 2 - 2
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M, 2015, 'Evaluating Class Action Effectiveness', Precedent, vol. 129, pp. 10 - 10
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M; Tan , 2015, 'Federal Court Grants Injunction to Protect Civil Dispute Resolution Act 2011 (Cth) Processes', Australian Alternative Dispute Resolution Bulletin, vol. 2, pp. 100 - 100
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M; Emmerig J, 2015, 'Failed Class Actions: To what extent are group members bound by an unsuccessful outcome?', Governance Directions, vol. 67, pp. 687 - 687
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ; Emmerig J; Gingell G, 2015, 'Class Action Settlement Approval – Claims by a Trustee and Beneficiaries', Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice, vol. 4, pp. 92 - 92
    Journal articles | 2014
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ, 2014, 'Client Legal Privilege, Discovery and Expense Reduction in the Information Age', Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice, vol. 3, pp. 78
    Journal articles | 2014
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Degeling SE; Legg M, 2014, 'Fiduciary Obligations of Lawyers in Australian Class Actions', University of New South Wales Law Journal, vol. 37, pp. 914 - 938, http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/UNSWLJ/2014/33.html
    Journal articles | 2014
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M, 2014, 'Class action settlements in Australia -the need for greater scrutiny', Melbourne University Law Review, vol. 38, pp. 590 - 620
    Journal articles | 2014
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ, 2014, 'Full Federal Court Relaxes Commencement Requirements for Australian Class Actions', Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice, vol. 3, pp. 92 - 95
    Journal articles | 2014
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ, 2014, 'Litigation Funding in the United Kingdom – Operation and Termination', Australian Business law Review, pp. 131 - 136
    Journal articles | 2014
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ, 2014, 'High Court of Australia employs case management and "overriding purpose" to resolve dispute over mistaken provision of privileged documents in discovery', Civil Justice Quarterly, vol. 33, pp. 115
    Journal articles | 2014
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ, 2014, 'Reconciling the goals of minimising cost and delay with the principle of a fair trial in the Australian civil justice system', Civil Justice Quarterly, vol. 33, pp. 157
    Journal articles | 2013
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ, 2013, 'Class Action Settlement Hurdles', Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice, vol. 2013, pp. 131 - 140, http://sites.thomsonreuters.com.au/journals/category/journal-of-civil-litigation-and-practice/
    Journal articles | 2013
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ; Mirzabegian S, 2013, 'Appropriate dispute resolution and the role of litigation', Australian Bar Review, vol. 38, pp. 55, http://www.lexisnexis.com.au/en-AU/products/Australian-Bar-Review.page
    Journal articles | 2013
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ, 2013, 'The Australian business judgment rule After ASIC v Rich: balancing director Authority and accountability', Addlaide Law Review, vol. 34, pp. 403 - 426, http://www.law.adelaide.edu.au/review/
    Journal articles | 2012
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M; Mavrakis N, 2012, 'The Dodd-Frank Act Whistleblower reforms put bounty on corporate non-compliance: Ramifications and lessons for Australia', Australian Business Law Review, vol. 40, pp. 26 - 49, http://search.proquest.com.wwwproxy0.library.unsw.edu.au/publicationissue/13CFBA66911585F417/$5bqueryType$3dpubbrowseDescending:OS$3b+sortType$3dpageNumberAsc$3b+searchTerms$3d$5b$3cAND$7cpubid:36222$
    Journal articles | 2012
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M, 2012, 'Discovery and particulars of group members in class actions', Australian Bar Review, vol. 36, pp. 119 - 136
    Journal articles | 2012
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ, 2012, 'Litigation nation — Revisiting contingency fees, litigation funding and class action fees in Australia', Tort Law Journal, vol. 20, pp. 21 - 21
    Journal articles | 2012
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ, 2012, 'New Federal Court of Australia Discovery Rules Considered', Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice, vol. 1, pp. 59 - 62
    Journal articles | 2011
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M; Turner N, 2011, 'When Discovery and Technology Meet: The Pre-Discovery Conference', Journal of Judicial Administration, vol. 21, pp. 54 - 70, http://legalonline.thomson.com.au/jour/resultDetailed.jsp?curRequestedHref=journals&contentSourceHref=journals/JJA/volumes/21/parts/1/articles/54/fulltext&hitListPageContext=http://legalonline.thomson
    Journal articles | 2011
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M; Park E; Turner N; Travers L, 2011, 'The Rise and Regulation of Litigation Funding in Australia', Northern Kentucky Law Review, vol. 38, pp. 625 - 672, http://www.tresscox.com.au/File/File/Media%20Coverage/TressCox%20Lawyers%20-%20Louisa%20Travers%20Northern%20Kentucky%20Law%20Review%20-%20January%202012.pdf
    Journal articles | 2011
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Journal articles | 2011
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M; Travers L, 2011, 'Oppression and winding up remedies after the GFC', Company and Securities Law Journal, vol. 29, pp. 101 - 114, http://legalonline.thomson.com.au/jour/resultDetailed.jsp?curRequestedHref=journals/CSLJ/volumes/29&contentSourceHref=journals/CSLJ/volumes/29/parts/2/articles/101/fulltext&tocType=fullText&hitListPag
    Journal articles | 2011
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M, 2011, 'Reconciling Litigation Funding and the Opt Out Group Definition in Federal Court of Australia Class Actions – The Need for a Legislative Common Fund Approach', Civil Justice Quarterly, vol. 31, pp. 52 - 73, http://international.westlaw.com/result/default.wl?tofrom=%2fsearch%2fresult.aspx&mt=314&origin=Search&query=AU(LEGG)&method=TNC&db=CJQ&rlt=CLID_QRYRLT91674142121229&rltdb=CLID_DB76727121921229&servic
    Journal articles | 2010
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Boniface D; Legg M, 2010, 'Cost, Delay and Justice: The High Court of Australia Recognizes the Importance of Case Management in Civil Litigation— Aon Risk Services Australia Limited v Australian National University', Common Law World Review, vol. 39, pp. 157 - 180, http://dx.doi.org/10.1350/clwr.2010.39.2.0202
    Journal articles | 2010
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg , 2010, 'Funding a Class Action through Limiting the Group: What does Part IVA of the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth) permit?', Australian Bar Review, vol. 33, pp. 17 - 34
    Journal articles | 2010
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg , 2010, 'Mediation of complex commercial disputes prior to litigation: The Delaware Court of Chancery approach', Australian Dispute Resolution Journal, vol. 21, pp. 44 - 52
    Journal articles | 2010
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ; Moutsopoulos J; Mavrakis N, 2010, 'Removal of the responsible entity of a managed investment scheme: Voting by the responsible entity and its associates and the role of the chair', Company and Securities Law Journal, vol. 28, pp. 566 - 566
    Journal articles | 2010
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ, 2010, 'Village Life Ltd – Further Developments in Shareholder Class Actions', Insurance Law Journal, vol. 21, pp. 51 - 51
    Journal articles | 2010
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ; Boniface D, 2010, 'Pre-action Protocols in Australia', Journal of Judicial Administration, vol. 20, pp. 39 - 39
    Journal articles | 2009
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg ; Travers L, 2009, 'Necessity is the mother of invention - the adoption of third party litigation funding and the closed class in australian class actions', Common Law World Review, vol. 38, pp. 245 - 267
    Journal articles | 2009
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Harris J; Legg , 2009, 'What price investor protection? Class actions vs Corporate rescue', Insolvency Law Journal, vol. 17, pp. 185
    Journal articles | 2009
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg , 2009, 'Replacement of the responsibile entity of a managed investment scheme by members', Company and Securities Law Journal, vol. 27, pp. 299 - 309, http://legalonline.thomson.com.au/subscribed/static-fs/journals/CSLJ/LAWREP-027-CSLJ-JL-0299.pdf?sessionId=6649b4250ade6d031da4d2c00693a594
    Journal articles | 2009
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg , 2009, 'Entrepreneurs and Figureheads – Addressing Multiple Class Actions and Conflicts of Interest', UNSW Law Journal, vol. 15, pp. 909
    Journal articles | 2009
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg ; Harris J, 2009, 'How the American Dream Became a Global Nightmare: An Analysis of the Causes of the Global Financial Crisis', University of New South Wales Law Journal, vol. 32, pp. 350
    Journal articles | 2009
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ, 2009, 'The Aristocrat Leisure Ltd shareholder class action settlement', Australian Business Law Review, vol. 37, pp. 399 - 399
    Journal articles | 2009
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ; Mavrakis N, 2009, 'ASIC v Citigroup: Fiduciary Duties, Managing Conflicts and Chinese Walls', Macquarie Journal of Business Law, vol. 6, pp. 181 - 181
    Journal articles | 2009
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ, 2009, 'The Extra-territorial Application of US Securities Class Actions', Australian Law Journal, vol. 83, pp. 373 - 373
    Journal articles | 2008
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ, 2008, 'Shareholder Class Actions in Australia - The Perfect Storm?', UNSW Law Journal, vol. 31, pp. 669 - 669
    Journal articles | 2008
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M; McBride V; Clark S, 2008, 'The New South Wales Representative Proceeding: A Class Action Half-Way House', University of Western Sydney Law Journal, vol. 12, pp. 176 - 176
    Journal articles | 2008
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ, 2008, 'The Opes Prime Litigation: Securities `Lending` Transfers Legal Title to Securities', Company and Securities Law Journal, vol. 26, pp. 407 - 412
    Journal articles | 2007
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ, 2007, 'Institutional Investors and Shareholder Class Actions: The Law and Economics of Participation', Australian Law Journal, vol. 81, pp. 478 - 478
    Journal articles | 2007
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ, 2007, 'The United States Deposition - Time for Adoption in Australian Civil Procedure?', Melbourne University Law Review, vol. 31, pp. 146 - 146
    Journal articles | 2007
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ, 2007, 'Sons of Gwalia Ltd v Margaretic - Encouraging shareholder claims and the fraud on the market theory', Australian Business Law Review, vol. 35, pp. 390 - 390
    Journal articles | 2007
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M, 2007, 'Book Review - What is Life Worth? The Unprecedented Effort to Compensate the Victims of 9/11', Australian Dispute Resolution Journal, vol. 18, pp. 61 - 61
    Journal articles | 2006
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M, 2006, 'Auditor Independence and Criminal Liability Under CLERP 9', Australian Business Law Review, vol. 34, pp. 156 - 156
    Journal articles | 2006
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M, 2006, 'Book Review: War Law - International Law and Armed Conflict', Public Law Review, vol. 17, pp. 233 - 233
    Journal articles | 2005
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M, 2005, 'An Auditor’s Obligations to Report to ASIC: Between the Hammer and the Anvil', Companies and Securities Law Journal, vol. 23, pp. 264 - 264
    Journal articles | 2005
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M, 2005, 'Rasul v Bush: The War on Terrorism and the Right of Detainees to Access American Courts', Public Law Review, vol. 16, pp. 89 - 89
    Journal articles | 2004
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ, 2004, 'Role of the Judge in the Settlement of Representative Proceedings: Lessons from the United States’ Class Action Experience', Australian Law Journal, vol. 78, pp. 58 - 58
    Journal articles | 2004
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ, 2004, 'Economic Guidelines for Awarding Exemplary Damages', Monash University Law Review, vol. 30, pp. 303 - 303
    Journal articles | 2004
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M, 2004, 'Verizon Communications, Inc. v. F.C.C. – Telecommunications Access Pricing and Regulator Accountability through Administrative Law and Takings Jurisprudence', Federal Communications Law Journal, vol. 56, pp. 563 - 563
    Journal articles | 2004
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M, 2004, 'West Virginia Asbestos Mass Trial: Efficient Innovation or Constitutional Violation?', Defense Counsel Journal, vol. 71, pp. 243 - 243
    Journal articles | 2003
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg MJ, 2003, 'The Causation Conundrum of Mesothelioma', Tort Law Review, vol. 11, pp. 9 - 9
    Journal articles | 2003
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M, 2003, 'Telecommunications Access Pricing in the United States and Australia: Problems and Responses', Trade Practices Law Journal, vol. 11, pp. 233 - 233
    Journal articles | 2002
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M, 2002, 'Patent Law Developments in the United States: US Supreme Court Rules on Doctrine of Equivalents and Prosecution History Estoppel in Festo Corp. v Shoketsu Kinzoku Kogyo Kabushiki Co. Ltd', Australian Intellectual Property Journal, vol. 13, pp. 155 - 155
    Journal articles | 2002
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M, 2002, 'Indigenous Australians and International Law: Racial Discrimination, Genocide and Reparations', Berkeley Journal of International Law, vol. 20, pp. 387 - 387
    Journal articles | 2000
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M, 2000, 'Negligent Acts and Pure Economic Loss in the High Court', Insurance Law Journal, vol. 12, pp. 101 - 101
    Journal articles | 2000
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M, 2000, 'Legal Professional Privilege after Esso: What is a dominant purpose?', Australian Bar Review, vol. 20, pp. 40 - 40
    Journal articles | 1999
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M, 1999, 'Concurrent Liability and Contributory Negligence: The High Court’s decision in Astley v Austrust Ltd', Australian Bar Review, vol. 18, pp. 262 - 262
    Journal articles | 1996
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M, 1996, 'Misleading and Deceptive Conduct in Prospectuses', Companies and Securities Law Journal, vol. 14, pp. 47 - 47
  • Reports | 2020
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Bell F; Legg M; McIntyre J; Olijnyk A, 2020, The Use of Technology (and Other Measures) to Increase Court Capacity: A View from Australia
  • Other | 2016
    Professor Michael James Legg
    Legg M; Nehme M, 2016, Insolvency and Incorporated Law Firms: Lessons from Slater and Gordon's Troubles

Awards

Recipient of the Article/Chapter (General) Award at the Australian Legal Research Awards for 2020.

Awarded the Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards – Academic of the Year for 2017.

Recipient of the Dean’s Award for Impact and Engagement for 2016

Grants

Media