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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Litigation Finance in a Post-Conflict Market

Litigation Finance in a Post-Conflict Market

In the United States, Alternative Litigation Finance (ALF)--third-party funding, litigation finance, whatever your preferred moniker—was born in a conflict zone. Ten years ago last month (October 2009), the Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) of the U.S. Chamber of...

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DBA Working Group Project

DBA Working Group Project

Legis Finance is convening a working group of interested UK law firms to support initiatives designed to encourage broader adoption of damages-based agreements (DBAs) in the UK for appropriate cases and clients. Our ongoing discussions with lawyers in the UK have...

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Legis Symposium on DBA’s

Legis Symposium on DBA’s

On the afternoon of 27 September 2019, leading law firm representatives, barristers, and academics from the UK and the US met at the Orangery at Beaverbrook Hotel in Surrey discuss and debate the role damages-based agreements (DBAs) should play in the English legal...

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Tools of the Trade

Tools of the Trade

There is a growing realisation among law firms that they are missing a trick: litigation funders are making attractive returns from assets that are the law firms’ domain, and law firms are handing them those returns. In many respects, this is an example of the world...

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