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Insolvency funder makes rapid progress during lockdown

11 November 2020

Insolvency litigation funder Manolete Partners has had a strong lockdown, with revenue, profit and new case investments all rising sharply, its half-year results have shown.


Lawyers and funders join forces to standardise documentation

4 November 2020

A host of well-known litigation funders have signed up to an industry wide initiative to develop model funding documentation, launched by the London office of US law firm Brown Rudnick.


Law firm fined for holding funder’s money in client account

27 October 2020

A law firm which held money on behalf of its then litigation funding subsidiary has been fined for allowing its client account to be used as a banking facility.


Three-quarters of lawyers say firms have used litigation funding

22 October 2020

Three-quarters of lawyers at big law firms and major corporations say their businesses have used litigation funding, more than twice the number from three years ago, a report has found.


Latest results keep Burford share price moving upwards

6 October 2020

Burford Capital’s share price is rising steadily as it claims the latest results show that concerns about its business model that saw a short-selling attack last year are misplaced.


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.

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23 November 2020

Technicalities and realities – the battle over clin neg ATE premiums

A paying party in a clinical negligence case is seeking to argue that a Tomlin order is not a relevant “order for costs” and therefore the ATE premium is not payable. This should be given short shrift.

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