Grata Fund calls for adverse cost reform in submission to Australian Law Reform Commission inquiry, July 2018
The Australian Law Reform Commission's current Inquiry into Class Action Proceedings and Third Party Litigation Funding raises important questions about the role of funders in enabling access to justice in Australia.
Grata Fund's submission to the inquiry makes the case for reform to remove the significant financial barriers that block ordinary Australians from holding corporations and governments accountable in court.
"Until serious reform of our adverse cost system takes place, funders will only be able to scratch the surface of unmet need in our community for litigation funding in cases that protect our human, environmental and democratic rights", says Grata's Executive Director Isabelle Reinecke.
To read more, see Grata Fund's submission here.