As third-party litigation funders, we are often asked by insolvency office holders whether we are interested in acquiring claims as opposed to funding them. The answer to that question depends on the type of claim because not all claims are capable of assignment.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Like many people, I often use Christmas as an opportunity to catch up with old friends and let them know my family and career news. Having told an old university friend that after 23 years in private practice I was now working for a litigation funder, a few days after Christmas I received a LinkedIn invitation from him including, to my surprise, a message asking me “What on earth is litigation funding?”. I was surprised by the message because my friend is a practising solicitor, having qualified twenty years ago.

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Article published in New Law Journal, 20 October 2017

Litigation funding can help control costs & add value to the litigation process, says Sergei Purewal.

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Article published in The Times’ The Brief by The Brief team

More than 90 per cent of insolvency litigation specialists consider using third-party funders in their actions, research published yesterday revealed.

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