Jason Betts

Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills, NSW Advisor for Practical Guidance Dispute Resolution

Area of expertise

Class action litigation and major regulatory investigations


Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) University of Sydney
Master of Laws (LLM) University of Virginia, United States, specialising in complex litigation, class action litigation and advocacy

About Jason

Jason is widely regarded as one of Australia’s leading class action, corporate regulatory and product liability specialists. He has over 20 years’ of litigation experience and has defended the largest class action litigation (particularly shareholder claims), regulatory investigations and prosecutions and corporate distress liability issues in the Australian market. Jason has also acted in the majority of Australia’s largest class actions, including major securities and product liability litigation. He lead the defence of one of Australia’s largest ever product liability class action trials and acted for the defendant in the seminal Australian decision on third party litigation funding in Australia – Fostif.