As has been recognised by senior judges and arbitrators, dispute funding has an important role to play in unlocking access to justice, particularly in cases where an “inequality of arms” exists.
Our funding and expertise can help level the playing field, and ensures claimants are not prevented from pursuing meritorious cases simply because of a lack of resources.
We recognise that we cannot fund every case, and so we seek to promote best practice, and to make our industry as transparent and as accessible as possible.
- Engage with governments and the judiciary around the world in explaining how litigation funding can be used for the benefit of society;
- Educate lawyers on how litigation funding can be used for the benefit of clients; and
- Establish standards for the industry through our work with the Association of Litigation Funders of England and Wales (ALF), the International Legal Finance Association (ILFA) and helping to establish similar bodies globally.
Our wider work
We feel strongly that we should facilitate access to justice and support the rule of law in those jurisdictions where we operate.
Over the years some of the collaborations we have enjoyed include sponsoring the annual flagship fundraising event for LawWorks and Advocate. These charities partner lawyers with those who are in urgent need of legal advice, but who are ineligible for legal aid and do not have the means to pay privately. Their volunteers also advise charities and not-for-profit organisations.
We also support legal campaigners and law reform projects outside of the UK. In Australia, for example, we support the Towards Truth project, which seeks to chart State actions, laws and practices which have led to discrimination against First Nation indigenous Australians.
We welcome approaches from charities or projects which support law reform, civil rights, or promote access to justice. Please contact Eileen Donaghey.