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Our Founding

The ALF was founded in November 2011, and its creation coincided with the launch of the Code of Conduct for Litigation Funders by the Civil Justice Council, an advisory public body, which has a statutory role of advising Government and the judiciary on civil justice in England and Wales.

The creation of the ALF and the Code of Conduct were approved by the Board of the Civil Justice Council, the Master of the Rolls Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, and Lord Justice Jackson. The Code was the result of months of research by a Working Party established by the Civil Justice Council with the participation of stakeholders including lawyers, academics and business interests.

Lord Justice Jackson, who led the Civil Litigation Costs Review published in 2010, recommended self-regulation for the litigation funding industry, by way of a voluntary code of conduct.

Further details of the Civil Justice Council’s having welcomed the formation of the Association of Litigation Funders and the adoption of a Code of Conduct to raise standards of practice and promote greater transparency among funder of litigation can be found on its website.