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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TheJudge’s October Update
TheJudge November 12th, 2018

Adverse costs cover – back in fashion The Jackson reforms had the potential to significantly disrupt the adverse costs insurance market and many questioned whether it could withstand the challenges the resulting Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act … Continued

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Adverse costs cover – back in fashion
Robert Warner October 31st, 2018

Against many odds, adverse costs cover is back in fashion and it’s proving to be a valuable tool in helping law firms attract new clients. Following the Jackson reforms, there were question marks over whether this type of insurance could … Continued

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Arbitration Finance – October Update
TheJudge October 19th, 2018

Funded Claimants in BIT claim against Venezuela ordered to pay Security for Costs – a sign of things to come in BITs going forward? In this article, Matthew Amey discusses recent cases focusing on the increasingly important issue of the … 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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TheJudge’s September Insights
TheJudge September 17th, 2018

TheJudge’s Response to the Government’s Post-Implementation Review of Part 2 of LASPO Given the significant impact the implementation of LASPO has had on the After the Event (ATE) insurance market, we felt it important to share our experience with the … Continued

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How law firms are using DBA insurance to overcome their fear of damages based agreements
Verity Jackson-Grant July 6th, 2018

Whilst the prospect of earning a share in the client’s damages is an attractive proposition, many lawyers are yet to take the plunge. This is mainly due to a combination of the financial implication of a loss and the uncertainty … Continued

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DBA insurance and CFA insurance for patent litigators in the UK – Are you up to speed?
Verity Jackson-Grant May 22nd, 2018

DBA and CFA Insurance (collectively known as WIP insurance) are products designed to provide a law firm with a guaranteed fee realisation when offering an alternative fee arrangement. Whether a CFA or DBA, the insurer indemnifies the law firm for … Continued

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How litigation insurance can reduce write offs whilst opening the door to significant success fees
Matthew Amey May 22nd, 2018

The biggest complaint that lawyers make about the third party funding market is the difficulty they experience in securing an acceptable offer for their client, specifically how that translates into wasted fee earner time and, more often than not, client … Continued

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