Costs Shifting – Who Pays for Litigation (ALRC Report 75)

ALRC Report 75 (tabled October 1995) arose from a recommendation in the Access to Justice Advisory Committee 1995 report Access to Justice: An Action Plan.

The report reviews the impact on the litigation system of the costs allocation rules. ALRC 75 found that the costs allocation rules sometimes operate unfairly and can deny access to justice. In particular, the report outlined that parties had very little knowledge of the amount of legal costs a court proceeding would accumulate, with costing schedules being hard to predict in advance.

View ALRC Report 75 in HTMLon the AustLII website.

This publication is available for purchase in book format.