Features

  • Rcj
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    Muddying the waters

    7 October 2019

    Burford Capital’s high-profile run-in with a short-seller has put litigation funders – and their suitability for listing – in the spotlight. Rachel Rothwell reports

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    How to go public

    2 September 2019

    DWF’s pioneering listing on the London Stock Exchange raised £95m and transformed the firm into a global player. Rachel Rothwell goes behind the scenes to discover how the firm reinvented itself

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    Battle lines

    22 July 2019

    When a promising military career is cut short by injury, fighting for compensation to rebuild your life can be a process fraught with obstacles. Rachel Rothwell speaks to the solicitors who act for service personnel

  • Avon Bristol Law Centre
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    Picking up the pieces

    10 June 2019

    Cash-strapped law centres are tottering under the growing burden of unmet legal need. Could lawyers do more to help? Eduardo Reyes reports

  • Grania Langdon-Down
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    Costs office ‘not a sausage-making machine’

    3 December 2018

    Master Peter Haworth hopes e-bills will be introduced to lessen the workload of the Senior Courts Costs Office, but this won’t be any time soon. 

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    Strength in numbers

    23 July 2018

    Crowdfunding is a rapidly expanding method of sourcing legal challenges. But is the cash wasted on claims that have no merit and are donors unwittingly exposing themselves to financial risk?

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    Money machine

    25 June 2018

    With cash pouring into third-party funding, law firms are well-placed to enter the market and provide capital at lower rates. But they need to take heed of the risks.

  • Michael Tyler
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    How to avoid a proportionality reduction

    21 May 2018

    Practice point: costs

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    Budana’s lesson: check the paperwork

    19 February 2018

    Colin Campbell discusses the lesson to be learned from Budana v The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust [2017] 6 costs LR 113.

  • Lloyds tesco rbs
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    Litigation funding poised to go global

    29 January 2018

    New and innovative products are establishing third-party funding as a staple of the UK claims market – other jurisdictions will follow

  • Denis O'Brien
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    Out of step on third-party funding

    22 January 2018

    Third-party litigation funding remains illegal in Ireland.

  • david anderson
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    Going Dutch

    2017-11-10T16:00:00Z

    The Netherlands has published draft rules for its new English language commercial court, which will seek to exploit Brexit by targeting international dispute resolution.

  • High court
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    Electric reams

    16 October 2017

    Litigators remain reluctant to move away from standard disclosure, despite Jackson LJ’s best efforts. Could technology be a panacea in the battle to control costs?

  • Andy Ellis
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    Fixed costs reform: On the right track?

    2017-10-12T10:21:00Z

    LJ Jackson’s latest proposal elicits positives and pitfalls.

  • Richard allen
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    Costs: Poorly prepared for a revolution

    2 October 2017

    The transformation of recoverable costs is anything but fixed.

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    Arbitration: Centre ground

    26 June 2017

    Arbitration has never been bigger business, but the ‘traditional’ centres face stiff competition. Marialuisa Taddia reports

  • David wallis landcape
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    Cases shaping costs budgeting

    22 May 2017

    On 1 April 2013, the 64th update to the Civil Procedure Rules came into force and brought with it the requirement for budgets to be filed and served in all multi-track claims (initially with the exception of those in the Commercial/Admiralty Courts but subsequently extended to those courts) issued on ...

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    Jackson: Civil unrest

    10 April 2017

    Four years on, practitioners assess the impact of Jackson LJ’s civil litigation reforms and assess the need for further reform.

  • Edwards
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    Criminal law

    13 February 2017

    Criminal law updates by Anthony Edwards.

  • Lord justice gross
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    Judicial costs decisions

    6 February 2017

    Appeal court case re-establishes factors which may lead to judicial intervention over costs.