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Objection to insolvency funder buying case “irrelevant”

The High Court has dismissed as irrelevant objections to leading insolvency funder Manolete Partners buying assignment of a claim, but then only awarded 2.5% of the £7m sought.

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New claims in High Court bounce back above 2019 level

High Court activity has already recovered to pre-Covid-19 levels following a sharp slump during the height of the outbreak, new research has found.

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Burford fails to progress ‘market manipulation’ claim

The High Court has rejected litigation funder Burford Capital’s attempt to identify who traded in its shares during last August’s short-selling attack in a bid to bring claims of market manipulation.

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Rosenblatt offers litigation funding to other firms

RBG Holdings – the listed business that owns City law firm Rosenblatt and invests in its own cases – has launched a litigation funding business for other law firms to tap into.

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Funder commits millions to female-led litigation

Litigation funder Burford Capital has so far committed half of the $50m (£38m) fund established to finance cases led by women lawyers as part of an initiative designed to help close the gender gap in law.

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Insolvency claims on the rise but costs remain high

The impact of the Jackson reforms on the funding of insolvency litigation – though significant – has not been as serious as some had predicted but costs remain high, new research has found.

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Burford eyes coronavirus bounce for litigation funding

The coronavirus pandemic is likely to lead to an increase in demand for litigation funding in the longer term, Burford Capital has told investors.

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Funders unveil new cash and rising profits

Litigation funders are continuing to thrive, with Balance Legal Capital raising a new $100m fund, and Litigation Capital Management more than doubling its revenue and profit.

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17 December 2020

What do arbitrators know?

How does the Supreme Court’s analysis of ‘inside information’ in Halliburton align with other opportunities for unconscious bias, such as determinations on the admissibility of illegally obtained evidence?

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