Justice Secretary's pledge to overturn PACCAR ruling sparks support for litigation funding protection
Martyn Day, co-president of CORLA, hails Justice Secretary's vow to safeguard litigation funding amid challenges
In response to today's announcement that Justice Secretary Alex Chalk is committed to reversing the "damaging effects" of last summer's PACCAR Supreme Court judgment, particularly to shield the litigation funding sector supporting sub-postmasters challenging the Post Office, Martyn Day, co-president of The Collective Redress Lawyers Association ("CORLA"), shares his perspective.
Martyn Day commends the Lord Chancellor's swift legislative commitment to rectify the consequences of the PACCAR judgment. He expresses concern about opponents of litigation funding, describing them as unscrupulous big businesses and their advocates. Day emphasizes the essential role of group or collective actions in the legal system.
Day issues a caution against imposing poorly conceived restrictions on funders and law firms. He argues that such measures would deny justice to millions while allowing businesses and corporations engaging in restrictive or unethical practices a free rein. Day stresses the need for thoughtful legislation to maintain access to justice for citizens and prevent undue influence from corporations.