Posted on the 7th September 2017

Commercial disputes worth between £100,000 and £1m: How do you fund them? There is a general assumption among many dispute resolution lawyers that lower value disputes cannot be funded by anyone other than the client. Clients pursuing litigation are therefore forced…

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Interest rate swap mis selling

Posted on the 17th January 2017

Mark Beaumont looks at the need to address the adoption of new technologies in dispute resolution, in an article that appeared in Recovery magazine’s Winter 2016 edition. “Technology is the collection of techniques, skills, methods and processes used in the production…

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Banking Litigation

Posted on the 8th November 2016

What is after-the-event (ATE) legal expenses insurance? Litigation is inherently risky. If a claim is unsuccessful the Claimant may have to pay the Defendant’s legal costs. ATE insurance is used to protect the Claimant from this risk: If the claimant loses,…

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Posted on the 24th October 2016

One of the creators of ‘This is Spinal Tap’ is launching a £100M lawsuit against the multinational parent company of Universal Music and StudioCanal. The action accuses Vivendi of owing Harry Shearer and his colleagues large amounts of royalties from a…

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breach of contract damages

Posted on the 26th July 2016

Mark Beaumont explores the options for funding insolvency litigation in 2016. This article originally appeared in Recovery Magazine’s Spring 2016 edition. In early 2013, before the Jackson Reforms came into force, I recall senior people at litigation funders telling me that…

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