Vince Morabito is a Professor in the Department of Business Law and Taxation at Monash Business School.
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 here.
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 and Scotland.