By Athanasios Papadas Third-party funding (“TPF”) has gained traction in several Canadian jurisdictions. An increasing number of counsel and parties alike appreciate the value of non-recourse legal financing and its role in alleviating financial burden and mitigating risk. Thanks to these and other advantages of TPF, it is no surprise that parties engaged in (voluntary […]
By James Foster Recently I attended the annual Dubai Arbitration Week. Having spent 12 years working in the region as a senior lawyer, I’ve joined this and similar events over many years. But this was my first visit to the event in the role of litigation funder. This new perspective opened my eyes to the […]
By Neill Brennan Virtually every business has used some form of finance, whether it be equity or debt. Typically, CFOs play a critical role in determining optimal capital structure, looking at sources and uses of funds. Rarely however are opportunities presented to CFOs to turn a potentially costly liability into a beneficial asset. Litigation funding […]
By David Walker, Investment Manager (Solicitor) for Augusta Ventures According to Pythagoras: “The oldest, shortest words – ‘yes’ and ‘no’ – are those which require the most thought.” Litigation funders would wholeheartedly agree when deciding whether or not to fund a case. As the largest funder in the UK by volume of claims funded, Augusta […]
It is undeniable that dealing with multiple claimants is a challenge. One of those challenges is deciding how to structure the litigation. Do you flood the Court and the defendant(s) with separate claim forms for each claimant? Do you choose a claimant who shares the same interests as others in the group to act as a representative? What about bringing a test case?
As anticipated, the Chancellor in his 2021 Budget has extended the current Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) holiday and has also introduced additional measures in the hope of boosting the property market. Our Residential Property team provide an overview.
Throughout the lifecycle management of a client, a great deal of correspondence and documentation is produced. This briefing explains how a speech-to-text document production process can transform client responsiveness and help the firm win more business.
Government action on this matter comes on the back of campaigning from the charity Refuge and with the backing of the Victims Commissioner and the Domestic Abuse commissioner.
Businesses operating Freeports will benefit from more generous tax reliefs, customs benefits and wider government support, bringing investment, trade and jobs, but what exactly are the advantages businesses can expect to gain from operating in a Freeport?
Rishi Sunak has announced the much-awaited budget for 2021 hailing protection for the “jobs and livelihoods of the British people”. Outlined below are the key elements impacting employers and their wider workforce.
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There have been eight completed main market IPOs in 2021 so far.
The demographics of the legal market are in flux with Covid 19 creating the conditions for a generational shift in working patterns.
With the arrival of the Akin Gump team, A&O’s US bench has doubled at a stroke.
Calls for reform of the CMA will be music to the ears of claimant litigators.
If Latham’s growth rate continues unabated, its future home could end up offering proportionately less space per staff member.
DMH Stallard has reached critical mass size – but it now has more work to do to secure its future.
Goodwin Procter’s London revenue soared by 34 per cent in the last financial year, as its headcount too increased by nearly a third. The US firm’s London outpost saw turnover rise from $74m to $99m. Meanwhile, global revenue at the US firm increased by 11.7 per cent to $1.49bn, while profits per equity partner rose […]
Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters paid just under £10m in corporation tax to the UK Treasury, their most recent LLP accounts reveal, as rate increases formed a key part of this week’s Budget proposals to repair the economy. The figures shine a light on how UK firms are likely to be impacted by […]
Newcastle United (NUFC) has been unsuccessful in its bid to have Blackstone’s Michael Beloff QC dismissed as an arbitrator in the club’s dispute with the Premier League. NUFC, which is owned by Mike Ashley, is currently engaged in arbitration proceedings with the Premier League over the failed takeover of the club. The club brought the […]
Kirkland & Ellis has taken the lead role for the private equity bidders on the £2.3bn buyout of equipment supplier Aggreko. TDR Capital turned to Kirkland yet again after last year seeking the firm’s counsel on its £6.8bn purchase of ASDA. Partners David Holdsworth and Mark Thompson led for TDR and I Squared Capital, with […]
Clifford Chance has concluded an independent review of its partner promotion process, to ensure criteria around diversity and inclusion are being fulfilled. The firm commissioned Chicago-based consultancy Nextions, which specialises in inclusion across leadership roles, to review its path to promotion. The effort started last autumn and wrapped in time for the beginning of the […]
CMS has planted thousands of trees around the world, following its pledge to plant one for every new user of its in-house sustainability app. Last year, The Lawyer reported that the firm had created a mobile app to help lawyers reduce their carbon footprint. It came with the commitment of planting a tree for every […]