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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 litigation finance options can help to realise assets in an insolvency situation
James Delaney May 15th, 2018

In a litigation landscape post-recoverability of CFA success fees and ATE insurance premiums, Insolvency Practitioners (IPs) are increasingly turning to litigation acquisition, or “claims factoring”, as a way of realising one of the major assets left in an insolvency company … Continued

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ICCA-Queen Mary Task Force publishes its Report on Third Party Funding in International Arbitration
Verity Jackson-Grant May 8th, 2018

On the 17th April 2018 the ICCA-Queen Mary Task Force released its long-awaited Report on Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration. The Task Force consisted of over 50 leading experts from more than 20 jurisdictions including professionals from every corner of … 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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Litigation funding: what you need to know about this fast-growing business
Verity Jackson-Grant May 18th, 2018

Litigation funding has been growing in prominence in recent years, and up-and-coming  litigators need to ensure they are up to speed with what is becoming and increasingly influential factor in the market. Click here to read Verity Jackson-Grant’s article originally … 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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Finance directors need to understand the litigation funding options
Verity Jackson-Grant May 17th, 2018

With so much choice in the market, finance directors can struggle to see the wood for the trees when looking for the right funding for their legal action. They would be forgiven for assuming litigation funding should be their first … 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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