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Law Commission class action review enters consultation phase II

Thursday, April 12, 2018 @ 8:33 AM | By Margaret Waddell

Before the Class Proceedings Act, 1992 (CPA) came into force, the “Report of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee on Class Action Reform” recommended that, from the outset, class proceedings should be monitored so that the performance of the new procedure could be evaluated.

The report’s authors noted that “it will be important to know what sorts of substantive claims are advanced … how numerous are the classes, what effect does certification (and each element of the test) have on advancement of claims, how long does a...