Changing Litigation Finance For Good

Legis is the first and only lawyers merchant bank. We provide litigation finance and risk mitigation solutions for law firms, affording them the financial choices essential to sustained growth and prosperity.

Discover how the Legis approach is driving value and changing the economics of litigation investment.

Changing Litigation Finance For Good

Legis is the first and only lawyers merchant bank. We provide litigation finance and risk mitigation solutions for law firms, affording them the financial choices essential to sustained growth and prosperity.

Discover how the Legis approach is driving value and changing the economics of litigation investment.

Thomas Jones, Legis Finance Managing Director, argues that sophisticated clients should not be bound by DBA regulation.

DBAs present cash-constrained or growth-phase companies with a way of accessing justice that is best suited to their financial needs, and gives them a more attractive recovery prospect than existing funding options.

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Alternative Litigation Finance Investment

Our experience in claim investing is unparalleled. In fact we created the term “ALF”, which is now adopted by The American Bar Association and leading global academics. We also developed the original underwriting standards and systems for the Alternative Litigation Finance markets. Today we are widely acknowledged as leading innovators in this field and can help you grow your own portfolios of commercial claim investments . . .

Advisory and Intermediary Services

We provide independent structuring and investment advice, for individual claim opportunities or firm-wide portfolio management needs. We’ll help you avoid the myriad ethical and other complicated issues that can arise when you’re arranging finance for your clients. Ultimately, we bring a new level of choice and transparency that allows law firms and their clients to choose the best structure . . .

Legal Cost & Contingent Fee Insurance

Legis is at the forefront of the industry in designing risk mitigation strategies to allow firms to hedge risk in commercial claim investments. For law firms, this opens up opportunities to achieve the increased revenues available through contingent fee engagements while managing the risk of an unsuccessful outcome. Legis has worked closely with leaders in the insurance market to develop a unique contingent fee insurance policy that provides coverage for a firm’s fees and expenses invested in contingent fee case. Insurance can be used on its own or in combination with funding options . . .

Purple Papers

It is common sense: lawyers put themselves at unnecessary risk when placing litigation finance for their clients. The conflicts-of-interest and other ethics dangers are obvious, and sound business practice should not be overlooked. Can the lawyer expertly handle the ALF project? Is it cost-efficient for the lawyer to focus on a complex funding transaction rather than the underlying litigation? Shouldn’t lawyers, particularly specialists at major law firms, “stick to their knitting”?

Read “Best Practices in Litigation Finance Transactions”

Breaking The Chains

Breaking The Chains

Reforming the legal regime regarding the use of damages-based agreements (DBAs) in the UK is a vital, and long overdue, development.  It’s a step that needs to be taken if the settled policy of allowing lawyers to fund cases for their clients in return for a share of the recovery is ever going to become an important tool for financing litigation in this jurisdiction. 

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