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Costs Shifting, Security for Costs, and Class Actions: Lessons from Elsewhere

Rachael Mulheron

in The Civil Procedure Rules Ten Years On

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780199576883
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191702228 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576883.003.0010
Costs Shifting, Security for Costs, and Class Actions: Lessons from Elsewhere

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This chapter discusses the costs implications of recent proposals to reform the law on class actions. It begins with the premise that the choice of costs rule to apply to any newly introduced opt-out collective proceedings regime will be absolutely critical to the regime's utility and effectiveness. It examines two of the Civil Justice Council's key recommendations: to retain full costs shifting throughout an opt-out collective action, and to permit security for costs against representative claimants.

Keywords: cost implications; costs rule; collective proceedings; Civil Justice Council; costs shifting

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Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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