LCM eyes new fund after sharp rise in funding applications

23 September 2020

Listed funder Litigation Capital Management expects to have committed the $150m (£117m) it raised in March by the end of the year as demand continues to increase at a brisk rate.

Insolvency litigation funding continues to thrive in lockdown

21 September 2020

Lockdown does not appear to have affected the business of funding insolvency litigation, with market-leader Manolete Partners acquiring or funding 84 new cases since April.

Contingent and third-party funding on the up at Rosenblatt

17 September 2020

City firm Rosenblatt is ramping up its use of contingent funding agreements, while its litigation finance arm has now invested in nine cases, the listed business’s half-year results have shown.

Boutique firm signs £50m portfolio funding deal

16 September 2020

Boutique litigation law firm Provenio has unveiled a £50m portfolio financing deal for high-value business litigation and arbitration claims with litigation funder Therium.

Funders join forces to form global trade association

10 September 2020

The International Legal Finance Association has been launched in Washington DC, with a substantial presence in London, to give a global voice to the commercial litigation funding industry.

£250m funding boost for specialist legal lender

7 September 2020

Affiniti Finance – which specialises in loan-based funding to support litigation – has unveiled plans for huge expansion after a £250m capital raise backed by an unnamed “multi-billion-dollar” US-based fund.

Defendant’s “potential exposure” not relevant to security for costs

1 September 2020

A defendant’s potential exposure to paying the premium for after-the-event insurance necessary to meet its demand for security for costs was “not relevant” to the question of security.

Costs judge strikes down CFAs worth millions

27 August 2020

A costs judge has struck down three conditional fee agreements in a big-money commercial case for having the potential to lead to a claim for a success fee exceeding 100%.

Funding round-up: Harbour backs Marriott case, LCM’s new portfolio

27 August 2020

Harbour Litigation Funding is backing a representative action against Marriott International following a major data breach as we round up a series of developments in the world of litigation funding.

Therium Access funds eight more legal charities

20 August 2020

Therium Access, the not-for-profit arm of litigation funder Therium, has handed out another £400,000 in grants to access to justice charities, taking the total to £1.4m since launching last year.

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21 September 2020

Why arbitration hasn’t worked for personal injury

I can’t say I’m surprised that PIcARBS looks to have run its course. While the lack of interest has been put down to lawyers not wanting to trial the service, market forces are decisive and the market is right.

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