“At a time when the unrelenting focus must be growth, the government should set out a strong message that the UK is open for business, not open for litigation.”

Matthew Fell, Confederation of British Industry

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Should England learn from Australia?

On 23 January 2014, a draft Consumer Rights Bill was introduced in Parliament that for the first time would bring Learn more

Court ruling calls into question funder assertions about meritless claims

The recent High Court ruling on claims brought by Excalibur Ventures LLC for more than $1.75bn calls into question a Learn more

Litigation Funding is not going away – but neither are the problems

Last week I had the pleasure of speaking at the Westminster Legal Policy Forum’s seminar on the future of third Learn more

Litigation Funding

The continuing expansion of litigation funding, in which an outside party funds a lawsuit as an investment in exchange for a share of the proceeds, could harm British businesses, discourage inward investment and cost jobs. Learn more

Contingency Fees

The Government’s decision to lift the prohibition against lawyers conducting litigation in return for a share of their clients’ damages threatens to distort lawyers’ incentives and create conflicts of interest. Learn more

Collective Actions

The potential introduction of “opt-out” collective actions into the British justice system would import the worst aspects of the US litigation culture into the UK. Learn more

Policy Developments

Learn about the latest policy developments and political activity regarding regulation of the litigation funding industry and collective redress. Learn more

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Jackson – impact on experts

New Law Journal, 19th March 2014
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Government plans ADR scheme for consumer rights

Law Society Gazette, 11th March 2014
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