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  • Large limits ATE for own costs and adverse cost insurance
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  • ATE insurance for own costs and adverse costs under £1m
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  • Erso Capital – Special SME Fund for cases needing funding under £500k

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About TheJudge   

Founded in 2000, TheJudge is an international broker for specialty legal risk insurances including ATE insurance, contingency fee (Damages Based Agreements) Insurance and other legal risk covers. TheJudge is ranked Tier 1 by Chambers & Partners.

In 2020 TheJudge Group was acquired by the Thomas Miller Group, a specialist insurance and financial services business, which currently writes in excess of USD $1bn in premiums a year and has over USD $3.5bn AUM, operating from 18 offices around the world.

In 2021 the senior management team, together with Thomas Miller launched Erso Capital, a specialist litigation finance company. Between its discretionary funds, single managed accounts and co-investment funds, Erso has access to capital in excess of USD $1.0 billion. The relationship between TheJudge and Erso means our clients have access to a range of solutions that can be adapted to their particular needs and requirements.

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  • “Air Canada has its share of significant litigation matters that entail a high expenditure on fees and disbursements. While we have the ability to self-fund, in some circumstances we might prefer to hedge the economic risk of a negative outcome. In these situations, we find litigation insurance to be a very cost-effective way of hedging our risk.”

    Air Canada

  • “TheJudge were able to secure a novel insurance hedge for our client’s exposure… the team worked hard to ensure the package met the demands and needs of the client by providing a necessary cost protection, with no upfront costs and crucially without the need for the client to give up a significant percentage style contingency fee.”

    Clifford Chance LLP

  • “TheJudge has been central to the ATE/Funding market since day one.”

    David Greene, President of the Law Society of England & Wales

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Amalgamation & Perspiration: The practical challenges of joining large-scale claims from an insurance perspective
May 23rd, 2024

  This article was originally published in TL4 Competition Magazine Issue 5: Riding The Rapids – Q2’s Competition Law and Litigation Update. In October 2023, the UK’s Competition Appeals Tribunal (“CAT”) consolidated two separate, competing actions against Google. The two … Continued

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Potential significant loss for Judgment Preservation Insurers in $1.6bn IBM dispute. What is the impact for the market and what’s next?
May 9th, 2024

As recently reported by Bloomberg Law, the Judgment Preservation Insurance (“JPI”) market is facing a large loss arising from a $1.6m billion judgment being reversed, leaving insurers on the hook for a reported $500m – $750m loss, with Liberty Mutual … Continued

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Court of Appeal decision provides clarification to actions brought by multiple claimants
April 22nd, 2024

Many cases are only economic to fund when claimants with similar claims pool their claims together and agree that the costs of funding and ATE insurance are shared between the claimant group. There have been countless examples of such reciprocity … Continued

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