Funder wants to open 'Pandora’s box' of building claims

By Victoria Young | Tue, 14 Jan 2020


The funder of a class action against manufacturers of particular types of combustible cladding is confident in its claim, despite limited council information about how many buildings actually use the product. Late last year, ASX-listed litigation funder IMF Bentham and law firm Russell McVeagh began registering interest in a class action for building owners affected by combustible cladding, a material that garnered publicity because it was used on London’s Grenfell tower where 72 people died when it caught fire in 2017.The case follows an...