Train plotters

Robins, Jon
May 2005
Lawyer;5/2/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 17, p18
Trade Publication
Reports that Railtrack Private Shareholders Action Group was asked to pay the court to continue their class action against the government on the rails. Allegation that the Railtrack was insolvent because the government said it was; Lack of an insurer willing to write a policy of after-the-event insurance to cover the adverse costs in this case; Claim that the group asked the court to impose a costs cap on the defendants; Problem of funding class actions in the Great Britain; Need to introduce a degree of predictability for costs which is essential for there to be any kind of access to justice for these clients.


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