When I made the move from being an insolvency lawyer in private practice to working in litigation funding, being a firm advocate of funding myself, I was surprised at the level of scepticism with which I was met from insolvency practitioners especially. One former client in particular told me that he held funders in low regard because they only ever cherry picked the best cases.
Less than two years ago, the term “fake news” was not recognised by the majority of people. Although a tool used by governments and powerful individuals for centuries to spread disinformation, boost their support and quash dissenters, the term came to prominence in the US Presidential election of 2016, primarily as a means by which Donald Trump could dispel any negative story about his campaign.
Our Managing Director, Maurice Power, was honoured to be invited to be the first international contributor to the Litigation Finance Journal’s weekly podcast. During the interview, Maurice gives an insight into litigation funding in the UK, how Ferguson Litigation Funding came to be and the impact Brexit may have on UK litigation.