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HFW strikes litigation funding and analytics deals

City law firm HFW has agreed a £25m portfolio litigation funding facility with Augusta Ventures, while also unveiling a development partnership with litigation analytics start-up Solomonic.

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Innovative investment deals push Burford’s profits ever higher

Litigation funder Burford Capital has unveiled a 36% rise in operating profit for the first half of 2019 as it continues to make record levels of investments – and in increasingly innovative ways.

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Pinsent Masons secures discount for clients in Augusta funding deal

National firm Pinsent Masons has agreed a £25m litigation funding facility with Augusta Ventures that offers clients a discount on the funder’s usual success fee.

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Use of litigation funding continues to rise despite cost concerns

The “perceived cost” of litigation funding continues to be the biggest barrier to take-up by large companies, but most have still been increasing their use of it, according to a new survey.

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Post-listing case spike spurs insolvency funder

Manolete Partners, the litigation funder specialising in insolvency, has seen a surge in interest since listing on the stock exchange, leading to a strong financial performance, its annual results have shown.

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Innsworth to back Mastercard action as IMF launches new fund

The third-party litigation funder that stepped in late in the day to fund the appeal in the £14bn Mastercard consumer claim is backing the entire case. We also have news from funders IMF, LCM and Burford.

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Litigation funding platform targets wealthy private investors

An online funding platform has recruited 200 high net-worth individuals to back commercial litigation cases in the UK and is employing litigation analytics to support its work.

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Equalities watchdog slams legal aid rules in discrimination cases

Difficulties in obtaining legal aid funding in discrimination law cases has created insurmountable barriers, leading to a denial of justice, new research has found.

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