Woman jailed for wildly exaggerated clinical negligence claim

A woman who duped her lawyers as she wildly exaggerated a clinical negligence claim, seeking damages of £5.7m instead of the £350,000 her case was worth, has been jailed for contempt of court.

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LionFish publishes funding documents in standardisation push

Funder LionFish Litigation Finance and City law firm Rosenblatt have made four key litigation funding documents publicly available as part of a push for standardisation across the market.

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Funder eyes capital boost ahead of post-Covid litigation wave

AIM-listed Litigation Capital Management is looking to increase the capital it has available because of increased demand for litigation funding post-Covid.

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New credit hire business aims for ‘zero litigation’ with arbitration push

A new credit hire business aiming for “zero litigation” by pushing disputes through arbitration instead of the courts was launched today.

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Burford-backed law firm unveils City litigation merger

PCB, the law firm part-owned by leading funder Burford Capital, is to merge with fellow City firm Byrne and Partners to create a significant new boutique in the litigation market.

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FOIL calls for presumption against remote trials

The Forum of Insurance Lawyers has called for a presumption in the CPR that trials and hearings involving oral evidence or litigants in person should not be heard remotely.

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Court can order solicitor to attend wasted costs cross-examination

The court has the power to require a solicitor to attend court for cross-examination in respect of a wasted costs application, a High Court judge has ruled.

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Leading litigation broker launches $1bn fund after being acquired

Leading litigation finance broker TheJudge has been bought by insurance company Thomas Miller and launched a new funding business with access to more than $1bn in capital.

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30 March 2021

Judicial review reform: A risk to the courts’ post-Brexit standing

In addition to questions about the motivations for curbing legal challenges to political decisions, the proposed reforms to judicial review raise concerns about undermining the reputation of the English courts

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