A May 25, 2011 conference in London will bring together true industry leaders and legal thought leaders, including Justice Jackson. The agenda and registration are here for Maximising Opportunities in Litigation Funding.

Justice Jackson authored the leading report for the UK on litigation costs and funding. Background materials are here, as are links to the paper. Panel

Private litigation funder Burford Capital has just raised another $ 175 million to become the world’s largest private investor in litigation. Prior funds were raised through an IPO on AIM, as described here. The new round of funding is described here.  A successful prior Burford investment is described here.

The world of public

Lord Gill’s report on civil justice in Scotland was issued on 30 September. The full report and the synopsis are available here. See below for some key excerpts from the synopsis.

“Multi‐party actions (Chapter 13)

The Report recommends that there should be a special procedure for dealing with multiple claims which give rise to

The UK is famous for assessing costs if a case actually goes to judgment. A new look at that topic is underway and is slated to produce a final report by year end 2009. A preliminary draft report has been issued and will be the subject of meetings and comments over the summer. More specifically,

Looking for a tight but informative summary of changes around the globe with respect to (1) aggregate or class action litigation, (2) contingent fees and litigation funding, and (3) exemplary or punitive damages? If so, you should read a new article, “Global Litigation Trends.” The authors are Mark Behrens, Gregory Fowler and Silvia Kim,

My friend Steve Sellick points out that UCLA and RAND are teaming up for and presenting an interesting June 2 seminar at RAND in Santa Monica on litigation funding. Litigation funding is a topic I’ve mentioned before in a Corporate Counsel  "special section "article and on this blog.  The existence of material amounts of

As the litigation funding business grows in popularity, it becomes apparent that new issues will arise in terms of how to deal with the rights to collect on settlements and judgments. In that vein, here’s an interesting newspaper article describing two federal appellate decisions relating to problems with a company that buys out structured settlements