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 a climate of political and economic uncertainty, TPF can take the burden of funding litigation away from business clients, with the market now expanding beyond only larger-scale cases
Recent reforms to the Employment Tribunal system and a move towards virtual hearings are intended to boost hearing capacity and access to justice. We consider the developments to the pre-existing approach and what this means for employers. Justice in slow motion?
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has outlined new measures intended to help businesses and workers impacted by coronavirus across the UK following the Prime Minister’s announcement of further national restrictions.
Regulations laid before Parliament yesterday seek to extend the current restrictions on the presentation of winding up petitions to 31 December 2020. However, there will inevitably come a time when these temporary restrictions are lifted.
On 23 September, the Lord Chief Justice’s Office issued Covid-19 Guidance for Civil Actions which applies to all civil actions in the High Court and County Court from 1 October 2020. This Guidance is an attempt by the Office of the Lord Chief Justice to have the civil courts undertake as much business as possible during the pandemic.
Charities are undoubtedly invaluable to society, but regardless of their admirable aims, they are not immune to experiencing a crisis. This fact has come sharply into view amid the coronavirus pandemic, with charities currently experiencing , caused primarily by a drop in donations. This financial hit has left charities especially vulnerable, leaving the door open for mistakes and wrong decisions to be made. But there are steps you can take before and during a crisis to shield against reputational fallout
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Fieldfisher’s top of equity package of £4.3m has fallen by up to 25 per cent, The Lawyer understands, as part of measures taken to tame the effects of the pandemic. The firm is understood to have cut the salary of its highest-paid partners by a quarter, resulting in a decrease from £4.3m to a figure […]
Simmons & Simmons has parted ways with a number of its service staff and contractors working in its London office, The Lawyer understands. The firm has terminated the contracts of a group of employees – understood to be fewer than 25 people – which provided security and catering services in its multi-tenant headquarters in the […]
The award for the in-house legal operations team of the year, sponsored by Digital Legal Exchange, sees a number of contenders that managed to tap into their teams’ capabilities and external resources to reinvent how they worked and better serve the rest of their business. Markerstudy The general counsel at insurance business Markerstudy, which underwrites […]
A raft of firms, including Slaughter and May and Linklaters, have been called up on William Hill’s talks with Caesars Entertainment on a potential £2.9bn takeover. In the UK, Slaughter and May and Linklaters are lined up for William Hill and Caesars. Slaughters corporate M&A partners Murray Cox and David Johnson are taking the lead […]
The High Court has ruled that Uber can continue with its London operations, almost a year after Transport for London rejected its licence application. TfL had banned Uber in London last year after identifying a pattern of failures linked to passenger safety. The ride-hailing app instructed Hogan Lovells’ Charles Brasted in its appeal. Westminister Magistrates’ […]
The partnership at Charles Russell Speechlys has elected the firm’s next senior partner, as well as appointed a non-executive director to help define future strategies. The firm has elected partner Bart Peerless, who will take on the role from May 2021. He will succeed incumbent Christopher Page, who has served for two terms over eight […]