Funding


Corporate advisors aim to persuade companies to see upside of litigation

8 April 2021

A financial advisory firm that guides in-house lawyers on how best to fund litigation is urging them to see disputes as assets that they can turn into working capital for their businesses.


Level and Burford unveil funding boosts

1 April 2021

Level, a litigation funder that specialises in family law, probate and other private client matters, has secured a £20m investment, while Burford has increased its planned $350m raise.


Regulator eyes greater role for legal expenses insurance

30 March 2021

The Legal Services Board is set to explore whether and how legal expenses insurance can help to reduce unmet legal need, it confirmed this week.


Burford to raise $350m as it unveils record results

25 March 2021

Top litigation funder Burford Capital is raising a further $350m (£255m) through debt in the wake of another record-breaking year that saw its income from investments top $500m for the first time.


LionFish publishes funding documents in standardisation push

17 March 2021

Funder LionFish Litigation Finance and City law firm Rosenblatt have made four key litigation funding documents publicly available as part of a push for standardisation across the market.


Funder eyes capital boost ahead of post-Covid litigation wave

17 March 2021

AIM-listed Litigation Capital Management is looking to increase the capital it has available because of increased demand for litigation funding post-Covid.


Leading litigation broker launches $1bn fund after being acquired

10 March 2021

Leading litigation finance broker TheJudge has been bought by insurance company Thomas Miller and launched a new funding business with access to more than $1bn in capital.


Litigation funding agreements are not DBAs, Court of Appeal judges confirm

8 March 2021

Agreements with third-party litigation funders are not damages-based agreements (DBAs), three Court of Appeal judges – albeit sitting in the Divisional Court – have decided.


Class action firm secures £45m funding facility

5 March 2021

Class action law firm PGMBM has secured a £45m funding facility from alternative investments firm North Wall Capital to pursue claims across the world.


Barristers induced into DBA by deceit lose damages challenge

4 March 2021

Two barristers induced by their client’s deceitful instructions to enter into a DBA have lost their challenge to an arbitrator’s decision not to award them £7m in compensatory damages.

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