The Strategic Legal Fund is a new model of funding strategic legal action to benefit vulnerable people. As such, it has regularly been externally evaluated.
The most recent evaluation, undertaken by On the Tin, looked at outcomes achieved during Phase 3 (January 2015 to date). It showed the value of relatively small investments in enabling strategic legal action to achieve legal and policy change.
The previous evaluation, also by On the Tin, was published in 2014.
An earlier external evaluation of the 2011-12 pilot was undertaken by independent consultancy, Firetail in summer 2012. It found strong endorsement for the continuation of the SLF and particular support for the innovative role of the Expert Panel.