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Response to the Government’s Post-Implementation Review of Part 2 of LASPO
TheJudge September 6th, 2018

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 Ministry of Justice in response to their Post-Implementation Review of Part 2 … 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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US Patent Litigation 2018: A View from Across the Pond
James Blick May 22nd, 2018

As every US patent litigator will tell you, the US has become a much more difficult place in which to enforce patents in recent years. The introduction of inter partes reviews (IPRs) in 2012 and the Supreme Court’s 2014 ruling … 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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White & Case’s International Arbitration Survey – An analysis in the context of the arbitration finance and insurance market
James Delaney May 22nd, 2018

White & Case has partnered with the School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary University London, to provide an updated study* on various recent trends and opinions with regards the evolution of international arbitration. Over 1000 respondents participated in the … 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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Meeting your SRA duty to advise the client on how they can pay their fees
Verity Jackson-Grant May 22nd, 2018

With the disputes funding market developing at the speed of knots, and with clients becoming ever more price-sensitive, lawyers can find it difficult to be confident in discussing how the client might pay for, or manage, the cost of their … Continued

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Litigation Fees & Expenses Insurance – A Solution for Commercial Litigators in Ireland
Robert Warner May 18th, 2018

Until such time that there is a legislative change in Ireland to amend the application of the torts and offences of maintenance and champerty to legitimate third party funding arrangements, there appear to be no method in Ireland by which … Continued

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Security for Costs – What next post Premier Motorauctions?
Robert Warner May 16th, 2018

Much analysis has followed the Court of Appeal’s decision in Premier Motorauctions and the impact it may have on impecunious or nominal claimants (including Insolvency Practitioners (“IPs”) who have had their claims stifled by an inability to satisfy a security … 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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How treating a dispute as an asset can lead to funding for more than legal fees
Verity Jackson-Grant August 16th, 2018

Verity Jackson-Grant talks to Economia about how some financiers are viewing disputes as assets that can be used as collateral for a loan to pay the legal costs involved in bringing a dispute, as with traditional litigation funding, but also … 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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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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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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