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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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Litigation funder to list next week with £76m market cap

Insolvency litigation funder Manolete is to raise £16.3m when it is admitted to AIM next week, it has announced. The selling shareholders will realise a further £13.1m.

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Australian funder to list in UK as Woodsford sees cash boost

An Australian third-party litigation funder is to join London’s AIM market in a bid to grow its business, it has announced. Meanwhile, Woodsford Litigation Funding has announced extra backing.

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Enthusiasm for third-party funding continues to grow, says survey

There is strong growth in the consideration and use of litigation finance in the UK, new research has found, with 63% of respondents saying their organisation’s use of it has increased in the last two years.

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Burford creates £38m fund to back litigation run by women

Top third-party funder Burford Capital has earmarked $50m (£38m) to finance cases led by women lawyers as part of a groundbreaking initiative designed to help close the gender gap in law by providing an “economic incentive for change”.

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High Court halts £3bn action that “benefited lawyers and funders most”

Lawyers and litigation funders would “by a considerable margin” be the main beneficiaries of any award in a representative action against Google over misuse of private data, the High Court has ruled in blocking the case going forward.

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Burford’s growth continues to spiral with £193m fund-raise

Burford Capital, the world’s largest litigation funder, has raised a further £193m ($250m) in less than 24 hours after an oversubscribed placing. The new shares were placed at 1850p, reflecting the extraordinary growth in the AIM-listed company’s share price.

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Solicitor struck off over conflict between litigation and funder clients

A solicitor who sought to keep a longstanding client happy at the expense of another, when one provided the other with a loan to pursue High Court litigation, has been struck off. His actions were “a classic example of a solicitor departing from the complete integrity, probity and trustworthiness expected”.

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