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?
In Oxton Farm v Harrogate BC, Court of Appeal holds that it was not essential for a local planning authority to use the standard method to calculate its objectively assessed housing need when deciding a planning application.
Contents: 1 Developments in the Channel Islands 1.1 Mandatory Disclosure Rules 2 Jersey developments 2.1 Deadline for submission of JPF annual compliance return extended 2.2 Outsourcing Notifications to be submitted online 2.3 JFSC consultation on changes to fund fee rates 2.4 JFSC Annual Report 2019 published 2.5 Migration of foreign limited partnerships into Jersey 2.6 […]
Timing for Registration of Previously Exempt Funds The sponsors and operators of Cayman Islands mutual funds which benefited from the “15 investor exemption” under the Mutual Funds Law (as amended) (the “Mutual Funds Law”) should, unless otherwise out of scope, by now be undertaking the process of registering with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (“CIMA”). […]
In the recent judgment of In the Matter of Gulf Investment Corporation et al v. The Port Fund LP et al and the earlier judgment of Dorsey Ventures Limited v. XIO GP Limited, the Cayman Islands Grand Court has provided some welcome clarification regarding the extent of a limited partner’s statutory right to information in an exempted limited partnership.
Brian Burke discusses the future of the high street and how retailers need to evolve to survive.
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The Central Housing Investment Consortium (CHIC) of social housing providers and local authorities has appointed 22 firms to its new £15m panel. The contract is divided into three lots; corporate, governance and finance, housing and asset management, property and development across England and Wales. Firms that have been added to all three lots include Bevan […]
The Government’s Legal Department (GLD) spent £11.8m on external law firms and counsel in the first five months of the year, according to a Freedom of Information request submitted by The Lawyer. The GLD confirmed it has used 49 firms in total between the start of 2020 and 22 May 22, with a large proportion […]
As part of its plan to get the firm’s most senior staff back in the office, JMW Solicitors has been testing its equity partners for coronavirus antibodies, The Lawyer can reveal. The Manchester-based firm, which also has offices in London and Liverpool, recently organised a round of antibody testing for all 17 of its equity […]
Burford Capital has announced plans to expand its reach beyond the UK’s AIM market, with a potential listing on a US stock exchange. The litigation funder revealed the move during a brief statement to investors on Tuesday, confirming that it has filed a registration statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This means […]
Addleshaw Goddard has introduced a desk booking app as part of its four-phase return to the office. The firm entered phase two of its reopening plan yesterday (6 July) as its London, Leeds and Manchester offices opened to a small number of employees. Phase two offers employees the option to return to the office, though […]
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