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Busting the litigation funding myths

Maurice Power examines the common misconceptions funders often hear

24 May 2017

Litigation funding is a fast-growing sector, with investors placing more funds into the market, new providers emerging, and the courts acknowledging the value provided by the funders. However, there are many misconceptions and misunderstandings about what litigation funders do, who they can assist, and how much they expect to get paid for their services.

Below are the most common misconceptions and facts that bust open the common myths concerning litigation funding.

Litigation funders are only interested in multi-million pound claims

For several of the litigation funding organisations, this is true. They will have a minimum claim value that needs to be exceeded before they would consider offering assistance. However, for most funders, this is not the case. If t...

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