A continued focus on collective actions is likely

Leading law firm Macfarlanes has conducted a survey among London litigation funders which has provided some important insights into the likely evolution of the UK litigation funding and legal assets market.

The feedback was clear: funders are looking to deploy ever-larger sums; are open to taking portfolio risk (rather than just that of a single case); are actively seeking the development of the co-investment and secondary markets; and, in more than 50 per cent of instances, were prepared to finance non-contentious risk, as well as more traditional litigation opportunities.

A continued focus on collective actions is likely, not least because of the larger budgets typically required for such cases; the further evolution of def...

Suzanne Townley
News Editor
Solicitors Journal

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