Why the litigation funding market is infantile

4 February 2019

Posted by Tets Ishikawa, director at Litigation Futures Associate Acasta Europe, and senior adviser to Sparkle Capital It’s exhausting trying to stay on top of the latest launch or capital injection in the litigation funding market. In the listed world,… Read More

Where does the Martin Lewis case leave media law?

30 January 2019

Last week’s settlement of Martin Lewis’s high-profile defamation claim against Facebook presents a noteworthy challenge about the application of media law to publishers of online advertising.

How SCIL aims to make the clinical negligence system fair

16 January 2019

The Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers has looked carefully at the government’s proposals with regard to fixed costs in cases valued up to £25,000 and now made proposals of its own.

Change and data

21 December 2018

‘Change’ and ‘data’. Two relatively small words but ones that have taken on more depth and meaning over the last decade, especially when considered in the context of the legal sector.

A long and winding road for trucks cartel litigation

26 November 2018

Trucks manufacturers that have already paid huge fines for their role in fixing prices in European trucks markets are now facing substantial claims from those who overpaid for their vehicles – the first of many.

An analogue decision? Google defeats attempt at consumer ‘class action’

18 October 2018

In an eagerly awaited judgment, the High Court handed down its ruling in Richard Lloyd v Google LLC on 8 October. It seems clear that there is a degree of reluctance to permit group litigation which will not materially benefit consumers. That being said, it is hard to ignore the increased possibilities of group litigation in the context of corporate data breaches, particularly following the implementation of GDPR earlier this year.

Are the days of the Arkin cap numbered?

5 October 2018

The Arkin cap has come to be seen as increasingly unfashionable, and a forthcoming hearing may provide some indication of the prospects of it being consigned to the back of the wardrobe of history. As a reminder, where a claim backed by litigation funding fails, the funder may be susceptible to a non-party costs order in favour of the successful party.

Recoverability: As relevant now as it’s always been

1 October 2018

Part of our response to the Ministry of Justice review of part 2 of LASPO focuses on the need to preserve the partial recovery of after-the-event insurance premiums for clinical negligence claims. It seeks to counter the view from certain quarters that perceives this insurance as somehow being less relevant now. As claimant lawyers and their clients well know, the reality is that it definitely is not the case.

Delivering on the promise

27 September 2018

As the winds of change continue to blow across the personal injury legal market generating uncertainty and challenge, choosing the right legal expense insurance provider can provide some welcome stability and security for law firms, insurers and their customers. But how do you select the right insurer? Yes, price is always going to be a consideration, but I’d argue it definitely shouldn’t be the driving factor.

The impact of technology on PI law

14 September 2018

New technology is rapidly changing the world around us, permanently revolutionising our everyday lives. It is also changing the legal landscape, with law practitioners required to keep abreast of every new development to best help their clients. From helmet and dash cameras to improved CCTV, this is particularly evident in personal injury law.

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