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8 tips to get the best deal when looking to obtain litigation funding

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Litigation can be an expensive and risky process. The demand for alternative funding is therefore ever increasing. It is however important that you choose the right option before embarking on the process. Our litigation experts outline 8 top tips...

Litigation funding on the rise

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A simple Google search highlights the extent and growth of the litigation funding marketplace with each company vying for your custom. Burford Capital is the latest example of a large litigation financer entering the English market by announcing a...

Jackpot or roll-over? Fate of proposed legal aid fund still undecided

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The prospect of introducing a contingency legal aid fund (CLAF) has been a hot-topic ever since the so-called ‘Jackson reforms’ were implemented in 2013. These reforms provided a significant shake up of civil litigation and changed the way in...

Insolvency litigation - The funding starts now

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On 17 December 2015 the Ministry of Justice confirmed that as of April 2016 insolvency litigation would no longer have the benefit of the LASPO (legal aid) exemption which it previously enjoyed. Albeit disappointing, the decision by the MoJ was not...

Emissions scandal sets clear course for future of litigation funding

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Doubtless you will have seen the BBC's Panorama expose that cars manufactured by the VW Group, including Audi, Skoda and Seat models, are designed to ‘cheat’ European emissions tests. The German automobile manufacturer finds itself...

Legal help shouldn't be a luxury for SMEs

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According to recent statistics, owners of small and medium businesses are avoiding instructing solicitors. Commercial solicitor Alistair Gregory examines this phenomenon and asks what can be done to address this problem. I must admit to being a tad puzzled...

Council Bailiffs - No longer a last resort?

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A recent freedom of information request revealed that council use of bailiffs has increased 16% in two years. Alistair Gregory, commercial litigation partner at Stephensons, explains some of the legal aspects of this trend. ...