Litigation Lending has combined forces with Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC), to support their public interest litigation.

The Adverse Costs Order Guarantee Fund was established by PIAC last year to ensure public interest cases can go ahead in circumstances where the risk of an adverse costs order would discourage clients from proceeding with their case. So far $120,000 has been raised, with Litigation Lending in good company among Vannin, Woodsford and Investor Claim Partner who have also contributed to the fund.

Under the scheme, clients will be indemnified so that they can go ahead with their cases without having to risk their assets or income.

‘It’s great to see the development of a culture of support for social justice among litigation funders, and we congratulate our project partners on leading the way.’ said PIAC CEO, Jonathon Hunyor. (pictured right with Senior Litigation Manager Kim May) Public interest litigation to be considered by the fund will include human rights, discrimination and police accountability cases.

We look forward to a bright and promising future with PIAC over the years to come.

Australian Government Consultation into Class Action Reforms

LLS has submitted the following papers as part of the consultation process for the Treasury Laws Amendment (Measures for Consultation) Bill 2021: Litigation funders and Guaranteeing a minimum return of class action proceeds to class members.

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A ruthless reform of class actions – but what about the conflict of interest?

LLS CEO Stephen Conrad writes in the AFR on the need for a consultative approach to class action reform, not the Governments “one-size-fits-all” approach.

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Crackdown on class actions helps big end of town

Nyunggai Warren Mundine AO shares his thoughts in The Australian on the Governments latest reforms for class actions.

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Stolen Wages

LLS Board director Nyunggai Warren Mundine writes in The Australian on the topic of Stolen Wages.

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Stolen Wages Northern Territory Class Action: June 2021

Class action launched against the Commonwealth Government on behalf of First Nations peoples seeking compensation from the Commonwealth of Australia for lost income between 1933 and 1972, when First Nations people were denied basic rights and entitlements under so-called protective legislation whilst working in the Northern Territory.

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Appointment of Investment Managers

Litigation Lending are proud to announce the appointment of two new Investment Managers to our team, Emma Colantonio and Laura Morrissey.

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