Training of solicitors “shows growth of litigation funding”

The fact that trainee solicitors are qualifying with a litigation funder shows how the industry has expanded over the last 12 years, a senior director at Harbour has said.

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LCM boosts financial muscle as Burford announces “record year”

Listed funder Litigation Capital Management has secured further investment capital after agreeing a $50m (£36m) credit facility from Northleaf Capital Partners.

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Small and mid-sized disputes funder makes 32 investments in first year

Apex Litigation Finance – one of the funders targeted at small and medium-sized claims – invested in 32 cases in its first year, with anticipated claim values ranging from £30,000 to £27m.

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Burford’s largest shareholder takes big stake in Manolete

The largest institutional shareholder in Burford Capital has taken a major position at Manolete Partners after a unsettled few weeks for the insolvency litigation funder.

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Solicitor fined for failing to disclose counsel’s opinions to ATE insurer

An experienced solicitor who failed to disclose two counsel’s opinions on a case to an after-the-event insurer, one of them assessing chances of success at less than 50%, has been fined £8,000.

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Harbour-backed Mishcon launches collective action against BT

London firm Mishcon de Reya, with financial backing from funder Harbour, has filed a collective claim worth almost £600m against BT over alleged historic overcharging for landlines.

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CA bids to strengthen funding market with security for costs ruling

A principle that a defendant receiving security for costs from a claimant’s litigation funder should not have to provide a cross-undertaking in damages will improve the funding market, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

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Court of Appeal: Solicitors can be paid on DBA termination

The Court of Appeal has today saved damages-based agreements by ruling that they are not unenforceable if they provide that the client has to pay incurred costs and expenses on termination.

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24 February 2021

Covid-19 claims: The elephant in the room?

The idea of suing the NHS for compensation of a wrongdoing/malpractice may not seem the right or popular option right now. Everyone in our sector is wondering how this will pan out.

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