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High Court sidesteps Arkin cap: “Not an automatic rule”

18 April 2019

The Arkin cap should not be applied automatically in all cases involving commercial litigation funders, the High Court has ruled in deciding that a funder should be fully liable for a successful party’s costs.

Burford raises £230m for new post-settlement fund

9 April 2019

Burford Capital has raised nearly $300m (£230m) for a new fund aimed solely at post-settlement matters. The funding will be put to “monetising a claimant’s settlement and other associated legal receivables”.

Litigation funder harnesses AI to screen lower-value claims

3 April 2019

A litigation funder launched this week is to use artificial intelligence to carry out a risk analysis of the small to medium-sized claims it intends to back.

Therium raises £325m as other funders grow international networks

25 March 2019

Litigation funder Therium has raised record new backing of £325m as demand for finance continues to grow. We also round up other industry news, including funders opening offices in Israel and Canada.

“It’s gone bananas” – insolvency funder soars after listing

18 March 2019

Insolvency litigation funder Manolete Partners plc has seen its share price more than double in just three months of being a public company, as interest in its offering has “gone bananas”.

Burford: We are the law’s investment bank

13 March 2019

Third-party funder Burford Capital described itself today as “the legal profession’s investment bank” as it recorded a 24% increase in net profit after tax to $328m. It has also re-entered the ATE market.

Third-party funder launches £1m ‘access to justice fund’

11 March 2019

Third-party funder Therium has launched a ground-breaking £1m fund to provide not-for-profit litigation funding in order to facilitate access to justice, supported by former Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer.

Strong maiden results for listed litigation funder

5 March 2019

Australian litigation funder LCM – which listed in London late last year and brought a UK-based team on board – has announced strong half-year results. Its shares jumped 18% on the news.

Solicitors and funder line up behind £93m train fares action

28 February 2019

Two law firms and a litigation funder have joined forces to bring a £93m opt-out collective action on behalf of “millions” of passengers who they say have paid twice for part of their train journeys around London.

Shareholder action funder to back £400m Petrofac claim

15 February 2019

A specialist shareholder action funder is to back a £400m claim being prepared against oilfield service company Petrofac arising out of an alleged bribery scandal.

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