Insolvency funder enters commercial disputes market with Mercedes case

10 June 2021

A litigation funder that launched last year with a focus on insolvency has now opened up to commercial disputes as it revealed that it is backing Slater & Gordon’s Mercedes group litigation.

Augusta raises £250m in capital as new insolvency funder makes bow

1 June 2021

Litigation funder Augusta Ventures has raised £250m in new capital to “rapidly expand” its portfolio of cases, while we also report on a new insolvency funder and backing for a £250m case.

Burford boss warns that high fees and delays risk London’s global status

25 May 2021

The cost of City lawyers, “endemic” delays in the courts and the impact of adverse costs mean London has cause to worry about its global pre-eminence as a legal centre, the boss of Burford has warned.

Litigation funder fails in bid for greater share of $300m award

24 May 2021

Leading litigation funder Harbour has failed in its argument that it was entitled to an increase in its share of the proceeds from a $300m award that it financed.

Much still to do, says litigation investor after breast implant case progress

21 May 2021

A litigation investment company bringing High Court proceedings over PIP breast implants has welcomed a liability decision in France but said there is “still much more work to be done” on its claim in the UK.

Latest representative action targets Apple over App Store

11 May 2021

Class action law firm Hausfeld has launched the latest opt-out representative action, a £1.5bn claim against Apple on behalf of nearly 20m UK iPhone and iPad users. Vannin Capital is backing the claim.

Money from third-party funder not caught by client’s worldwide freezing order

5 May 2021

Money provided to solicitors by third-party funders were not caught by a worldwide freezing order imposed on their client and so they were not in contempt of court, the High Court has ruled.

Retaining shares following litigation did not trigger DBA payment

4 May 2021

A client who retained shares as part of a settlement but did not recover anything from the other party was not liable to pay his solicitors anything under a DBA, the High Court has ruled.

UK litigation funders holding record £2bn of assets on balance sheets

29 April 2021

The value of the pipeline of court cases and cash held by the top UK litigation funders has increased to a record of £2bn, City law firm RPC has reported.

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.

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