Law firm, funders and broker team up to launch IPEC product

A law firm, litigation funder, after-the-event provider and insurance broker have teamed up to launch a product to fund claims brought in the Intellectual Property and Enterprise Court.

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Shareholder action funder to back £400m Petrofac claim

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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Firm that transferred PI client to another practice loses fees claim

A law firm which closed down its personal injury department and passed on its client to another practice could not claim its fees at the end of her case because she had entered a new CFA.

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High Court slashes success fee citing proportion of fees at risk

A district judge failed to consider the risks that a claimant solicitor should have taken into account when entering into a CFA and so was wrong to award a 65% success fee, the High Court has ruled.

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Australian funder hits town as Manolete unveils strong results

Australian third-party funder Litigation Capital Management Limited – which has taken over London funder Chancery Capital – made its bow on AIM yesterday.

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Burford unveils $1bn investment from sovereign wealth fund

Leading third-party funder Burford Capital has announced nearly $1bn (£790m) in new funding, which it will support with $633m of its own capital, to facilitate its investments for up to four years.

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Injured child

New safeguard for costs payments from protected party’s damages

Solicitors will in future have to provide a bill or breakdown of costs when seeking payment of success fees and ATE premiums out of the damages of children or protected parties.

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High Court rejects funder’s bid for “mini-trial” of £14m claim

Litigation funder Vannin Capital has failed to obtain summary judgment of its £14m claim against RBS shareholders it backed who then successfully sued the bank.

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