Funding


Burford eyes coronavirus bounce for litigation funding

The coronavirus pandemic is likely to lead to an increase in demand for litigation funding in the longer term, Burford Capital has told investors.

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Funders unveil new cash and rising profits

Litigation funders are continuing to thrive, with Balance Legal Capital raising a new $100m fund, and Litigation Capital Management more than doubling its revenue and profit.

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High Court orders disclosure of DBA and funding

The High Court has ordered the claimants in a major group action to disclose details of both the damages-based agreement and third-party funding arrangements they have entered into.

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Listed funder raises £100m to boost investments

Listed third-party funder Litigation Capital Management has raised £107m for a new fund, which it said would “significantly” increase its ability to invest. Nine cases are already lined up.

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Law firm “under no duty” to disclose counsel’s advice to funder

The High Court has struck out claims brought against a City law firm that a litigation funder said did not pass on the “pessimistic views” expressed by counsel about a case it was backing.

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Car buyers launch collective action over delivery costs

A £150m opt-out collective action has been launched against five shipping companies whose cartel is alleged to have led to increased delivery costs for car buyers.

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Burford defends unchanging and all-male board

The former director-general of the Takeover Panel is to join the board of Burford Capital as the litigation funder defended the lack of turnover – and women – among its directors.

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CA upholds firm’s costs entitlement after terminating CFA

A law firm which stopped acting for a client after she refused to heed its advice to accept an offer to settle her case is entitled to recover the costs due from her under a CFA, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

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