Group Costs Orders in Australia

    View Author February 2022
    This article forms part of our litigation funding series and looks at the first application in the Victorian Supreme Court (VSC) awarding a group cost order (GCO). We also consider the potential benefits of GCOs having regard to the increasing need to book build and develop a commercially viable class in litigation funding in order to attract and maintain interest and support from litigation funders for representative actions. Absent a significant award or settlement, litigation funders’ return on investments may be limited, thereby impacting their levels of commitment.