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  • Prohibitively expensive: Pinsent lands £25m litigation funding deal

    Prohibitively expensive: Pinsent lands £25m litigation funding deal

    Pinsent Masons has secured a £25m preferred-supplier deal with litigation funder August Ventures to offer ‘non-recourse’ funding at better terms than would normally be available. Clients will have access to a dedicated facility at preferred rates and a fast-tracked due diligence process, while Augusta will also refer some clients to Pinsents.

    The private client debate: A family affair

    The private client debate: A family affair

    Mark McAteer, Legal Business: Is there much appetite within family offices to forum shop? And whose responsibility is it to make them aware of the options available? Jonathan Conder, Macfarlanes: If it is brand new, for sure. It is one of the first bits that we end up covering.

    Sponsored briefing: With great funding comes great responsibility!

    Sponsored briefing: With great funding comes great responsibility!

    Jacqueline Young from Augusta Ventures discusses the challenge litigation funders face to balance support for access to justice with more commercial considerations We operate in a strong and growing legal environment. The UK legal services industry is going from strength to strength. A recent report valued the market at £35bn in 2018, with growth forecast …

    Disputes Yearbook 2019: Menu

    Disputes Yearbook 2019: Menu

    Bench strengths – Sizing up the City’s top dispute teams

    Bench strengths – Sizing up the City’s top dispute teams

    The best dispute lawyers often have something of the diva or rockstar about them – argumentative, uncompromising and brash. Michael Davison, head of Hogan Lovells’ litigation, arbitration and employment group, describes Neal Katyal, who runs the firm’s Washington DC disputes team, as such a figure. It is easy to see why: at the age of …

    Global disputes hubs jostle for position – Where in the world?

    Global disputes hubs jostle for position – Where in the world?

    For large companies and ultra-high-net-worth individuals, disputes are an inevitable feature of doing business. According to the Litigation Trends Annual Survey, published by Norton Rose Fulbright, US companies now spend $1.2m on disputes per $1bn of annual revenue. Add in the growth of non-US companies involved in disputes and tens of billions of dollars are …