When seven or more individuals have legal claims against the same defendant(s) arising out of the same or similar circumstances, these claims can be grouped together and run as a ‘representative proceeding’, commonly referred to as a class action.
Class actions are a cost-effective and efficient way to run a group of similar legal claims. Class actions are typically used by individuals affected by mass wrongs committed by large organisations.
Class actions and litigation funding have been endorsed by the Court as an important tool that helps both improve access to justice for everyday citizens and, because of this increased access, corporate governance practice.
IMF Bentham is proud to have funded some of Australia’s largest and most important class actions, including:
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