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Corporate advisors aim to persuade companies to see upside of litigation

A financial advisory firm that guides in-house lawyers on how best to fund litigation is urging them to see disputes as assets that they can turn into working capital for their businesses.

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Level and Burford unveil funding boosts

Level, a litigation funder that specialises in family law, probate and other private client matters, has secured a £20m investment, while Burford has increased its planned $350m raise.

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Burford to raise $350m as it unveils record results

Top litigation funder Burford Capital is raising a further $350m (£255m) through debt in the wake of another record-breaking year that saw its income from investments top $500m for the first time.

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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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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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Litigation funding agreements are not DBAs, Court of Appeal judges confirm

Agreements with third-party litigation funders are not damages-based agreements (DBAs), three Court of Appeal judges – albeit sitting in the Divisional Court – have decided.

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Class action firm secures £45m funding facility

Class action law firm PGMBM has secured a £45m funding facility from alternative investments firm North Wall Capital to pursue claims across the world.

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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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