Third Party Litigation Funding

Summary:

Australia was one of the earlier jurisdictions to allow third party litigation funding.  It is now one of the earliest jurisdictions to review its operation and to propose a regulatory system.

Researchers:

Project Background and Aims:

The project aims to explore both the cautious and progressive views on third party litigation funding as well as to critically assess the regulatory model proposed by the Australian Law Reform Commission.  The report of the Victorian Law Reform Commission will also be considered.

Methodology:

The analysis will be traditional legal doctrinal and historical.