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Review of LASPO Part 2: Not much to see here…
Verity Jackson-Grant February 25th, 2019

The review of Part 2 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO), published earlier this month, leaves little to write home about but it does offer some hope with regard to the future use of damages-based … Continued

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Portfolio litigation funding arrangements: what’s all the fuss about?
Verity Jackson-Grant November 27th, 2018

A portfolio litigation funding arrangement enables multiple cases to be funded under a single facility through a streamlined process and on agreed terms. When reading the press or listening to funding focused panels during this year’s conference season, it might … Continued

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Not just legal fees…
Verity Jackson-Grant October 16th, 2018

Verity Jackson-Grant, the director of business development at specialist third party funding broker TheJudge, discusses funding trends and how removed from mere legal fees and expenses financing can become. The arbitration arena has become a prime hunting ground for third … Continued

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Could law firms remodel to take on hedge funds?
Verity Jackson-Grant October 1st, 2018

Whilst litigation funding can be an obvious solution for clients looking for assistance with their legal spend, it can come at a hefty price. This begs the question for how long will law firms sit back and allow hedge funds … Continued

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How lawyers can avoid falling foul of their SRA obligations
Verity Jackson-Grant September 6th, 2018

As the market has evolved, the ways in which a claimant might fund their legal fees has become more sophisticated. This, in turn, has made it increasingly difficult for lawyers to provide appropriate advice on the options available without the … Continued

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Matthew Amey comments in The Law Society Gazette on the role litigation funding plays in competition disputes
Matthew Amey August 9th, 2018

Following the announcement that Weightmans, Matrix Chambers and Kings Chambers have set up an ‘opt-out’ class action over alleged anti-competitive behaviour by European truck manufacturers, Matthew Amey gives his views in The Law Society Gazette’s article entitled ‘Litigation funders back … Continued

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Boom in litigation funding has transformed the dispute resolution landscape
Verity Jackson-Grant May 24th, 2018

There is little doubt that the growth of the litigation funding market coupled with, or perhaps fuelled by, developments in costs regulation and the increased focus on the management of corporate legal spend has fundamentally changed the dispute resolution landscape. … Continued

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Managing the cost of an arbitration – you may have more options than you think
Verity Jackson-Grant May 17th, 2018

As third-party funding becomes increasingly mainstream, this article highlights the importance of considering both funding and insurance when looking for a cost-effective way to manage legal spend. There has been a lot of hype about the increased use of third-party … Continued

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The claim-award discrepancy and third-party funding
James Delaney April 26th, 2018

In light of a recent study by Allen & Overy, James Delaney, Director at specialist arbitration finance and insurance broker TheJudge, considers the discrepancy between average claims and awards in investor-state arbitration and how it affects the negotiation of third-party funding arrangements. … Continued

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