Funding


Legal expenses insurer’s founders to repay £2.4m sale price

The founders of legal expenses insurer Motorplus have been ordered by the High Court to repay the entire sale price of the company of almost £2.4m for breaching warranties.

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CrowdJustice launches private fundraising platform

Funding platform CrowdJustice has launched a private, invitation-only fundraising tool that it says will allow a broader range of clients to afford legal services.

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Well-known after-the-event insurer facing liquidation

Well-known after-the-event insurer LAMP has applied to go into liquidation after failing to secure additional finance so it can meet its current obligations and insure new risks.

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Therium’s access to justice fund names first grant recipients

LawWorks and the Personal Support Unit are two of first recipients of grants from Therium Access, the not-for-profit funding initiative from the litigation financier aimed at facilitating access to justice.

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Law firm with litigation fund targets cases worth £15m-plus

Listed City law firm Rosenblatt has outlined the “major market opportunity” it sees in backing clients’ litigation through its own funding subsidiary, particularly those worth £15m or more.

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“No general duty” for barristers to advise on litigation funding

Barristers are under no duty to advise clients on litigation funding unless specifically instructed to, and do not then assume “a continuing duty” to keep it under review, the High Court has held.

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

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.

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Burford raises £230m for new post-settlement fund

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”.

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