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Litigation Funding - Judicial Seminar

When 20 March 2017
from 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
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Where Royal Courts of Justice, Rolls Building, Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1NL
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Contact Phone 07791 398254
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The Chancery Division, in conjunction with the Chancery Bar Association and the Judicial College, is holding an evening seminar on a topic which is of interest and importance to the judiciary and legal profession generally.


The Seminar, chaired by the Hon Mr Justice Snowden, will take the form of [five] short presentations followed by a general discussion and questions.

We are extremely grateful to Kanika Kitchlu-Connolly and Gowling WLG for identifying speakers with particular knowledge of an increasingly arcane field:

Daniel Hall (Director, Burford Capital): The role of funders, access to justice given the increase in court fees, the question of whether the market should be regulated/industry standard agreements

Andrew Nugent Smith and Alex Jay (Gowling WLG): The different funding models available and how they operate. CFAs/DBAs, full/partial funding, assignment of claims, portfolio funding models etc. The role of funding in the context of fraud and insolvency cases, both domestic and international, including "nil asset cases"

Matthew Amey (the Judge): understanding the role of the broker, and of insurance in funding

Nicholas Bacon QC (Four New Square): Update on some of the more recent funding cases that have been going through the courts, and what, if any, trends are discernible in relation to such cases.

Learning objective:  To explore the role of funders in litigation in the Chancery Division and the wide range of different types of funding available.
Learning rationale:  To enable participants to understand the likely impact different funding arrangements may have on any decisions concerning costs or costs case management.

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