Access to justice is universally regarded as the main benefit that can be secured through the use of class action regimes. In this article it is posited that, with respect to class actions filed in the Federal Court without the support of commercial litigation funders, attainment of this desirable goal is threatened by rulings by the Full Federal Court that authorise trial judges to award security for costs against lead plaintiffs on the expectation that such security can only be provided through contributions from group members.
|Number of pages||22|
|Journal||Australian Law Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 26 Apr 2018|