An application for membership, or for associate membership, begins with the completion of a standard application form and the payment of a subscription and a membership fee. The application form can be provided by the ALF on request.
Additional requirements apply for prospective funder members who, in addition to the completed application form, must also provide a copy of written evidence from a third party that they have access to funds, and certify that they will maintain capital adequacy in line with the provisions of the Code of Conduct.
Furthermore, prospective funder members will be expected to provide a copy of their litigation funding agreement (LFA) to a barrister instructed by the ALF. Please note that the copy of the LFA will remain confidential and will not be disclosed to the members of the ALF board at any time. The barrister will independently assess whether the LFA complies with the requirements of the Code of Conduct and whether the applicant is suitable for membership. The directors of the ALF will not intervene in this process.