Hunting elephants: Can big data transform litigation funding?

A new form of legal intelligence is emerging that could shake up the funding industry. Litigation analytics tools scour large quantities of data to predict case outcomes, as well as the likely cost and length of a claim. They can also build profiles of the parties involved, including judges. These data tools promise to bolster funders’ profits, but they also raise the risk of a reaction from the courts, as has already happened in France.