Disclosing litigation funding arrangements: a debate worth having

Tets Ishikawa of LionFish Litigation Finance weighs in on the litigation funding disclosure debate, suggesting that with courts and tribunals increasingly showing they are not being swayed by the potential abuse of the disclosure process by defendants, perhaps it is an opportunity for the litigation funding industry to be proactive and initiate a standard disclosure template for courts and tribunals globally to address this battleground once and for all.

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Hunting elephants: Can big data transform litigation funding?

Tets Ishikawa of LionFish, Edward Bird of Solomonic, Nick West of Mishcon de Reya and Alex Oddy of Herbert Smith Freehills describe how big data is shaking up the litigation funding sector, and why law firms and funders with a dearth of data are at risk of falling prey to their competitors.

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Voss report is unsatisfyingly hollow and narrow

Tets Ishikawa of LionFish criticises the Voss report as “unsatisfyingly hollow and narrow”, pointing out that the reference to funders’ returns being up to 300% or even 3000% is heavily misguided, the report fails to define the claimant group it is seeking to protect, and that it fundamentally misses the real crux of the issue, which is that making losing defendants pay the cost of funding is a far more obvious way to address the issues identified in the report.

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Beyond adverse costs cover

Robert Warner of TheJudge Global makes the case that litigation insurance outside of adverse costs is being consistently under-utilised and describes the funding options available to litigants at various stages of a claim.

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