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Burford shares bouncing back as it launches stout defence

Burford Capital has today issued a 5,000 word “rebuttal” to what it called the “false and misleading” short attack report issued by Muddy Waters, which more than halved its share price.

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Burford bosses in shares pledge after short-selling attack

Litigation funding giant Burford Capital was reeling yesterday after a short-selling attack on its shares saw them lose nearly half their value in a day.

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US firm launches FX cartel claim after €1bn European fine

Specialist US class action law firm Scott & Scott has filed an opt-out collective action under the Consumer Rights Act 2015 against five banks that unlawfully manipulated the foreign exchange market.

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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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