11.09.2020

Review of Judicial Impartiality

The ALRC submitted its final report to the Attorney-General on 6 December 2021. The report will be made public once it is tabled in Parliament by the Attorney-General. Any person before a court has the fundamental right to a hearing by a judge who is independent and impartial. In Australia, judicial independence and impartiality are

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24.01.2019

Integrity, Fairness and Efficiency—An Inquiry into Class Action Proceedings and Third-Party Litigation Funders (ALRC Report 134)

Report 134 contains 24 recommendations designed to promote fairness and efficiency in class action proceedings, protect litigants and assure the integrity of the civil justice system.

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04.10.2018

Litigation Funding: Access and Ethics

Speaking at the Australian Academy of Law lecture in Brisbane,  4 Oct 2018, the Hon Justice S C Derrington, President of the ALRC, provided some background to Litigation Funding and Class Actions in Australia, and around the world.  “Against this background, I turn to consider the overarching principles by which the ALRC has been guided

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31.05.2018

Media Release – Discussion Paper 85 published

Inquiry into Class Action Proceedings and Third-Party Litigation Funding Releases Discussion PaperThe Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) today released a Discussion Paper, Class Action Proceedings and Third-Party Litigation Funders (DP 85), and is calling for comments and feedback on its questions and proposals for law and system reform.The ALRC has conducted more than 40 consultations

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23.05.2018

Inquiry into Class Action Proceedings and Third-Party Litigation Funders (DP 85)

This Discussion paper was released on 31 May 2018. The Discussion Paper provides 16 proposals and asks 11 questions that focus on the introduction of regulation appropriate for third-party litigation funders and strengthening the role of the Federal Court to further supervise funded class action proceedings.The ALRC invites submissions in response to the proposals, commentary,

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15.12.2017

Litigation Funding Inquiry

On 11 December 2017, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, Attorney-General of Australia, provided Terms of Reference to the ALRC for an inquiry into class action proceedings and third party litigation funders. A Discussion Paper was released in June 2018. Report 134 was delivered to the Attorney-General on the 21 December, 2018 and tabled in

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25.05.2011

Managing Discovery: Discovery of Documents in Federal Courts (ALRC Report 115)

Final Report, Managing Discovery: Discovery of Documents in Federal Courts, was tabled on 25 May 2011.The Final Report comprises 380 pages. It contains 27 policy recommendations for improving the practical operation and effectiveness of discovery of documents in federal courts.The ALRC has also published a smaller Summary Report.This publication is also available for free as

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25.05.2011

Discovery e-news | Final Issue

Issue 9 | May 2011 View original format Final Report – now available! Managing Discovery: Discovery of Documents in Federal Courts (ALRC Report 115) was tabled today in federal Parliament, and is now available on the ALRC website. You can view it in HTML, download it as a PDF, or purchase the report in book

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25.05.2011

Managing Discovery: Discovery of Documents in Federal Courts (ALRC 115 Summary)

This Summary Report provides an accessible overview of the policy framework and recommendations in the Final Report, Managing Discovery: Discovery of Documents in Federal Courts (ALRC Report 115), tabled in 25 May 2011.

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25.05.2011

ALRC recommends a facilitative approach to discovery in federal courts

Advocating a facilitative approach that emphasises the role of the judiciary in robust case management, particularly in large and complex cases, is one of the key reforms suggested by the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) in its most recent inquiry into the process of discovery in federal courts. The ALRC’s final report—Managing Discovery: Discovery of

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