Funding Litigation with Third Party Funders
Matthew Amey December 6th, 2012

There is a new and burgeoning market of specialist funding companies offering money and expertise to help businesses large and small unlock the value tied up in their legal disputes. These funders are known as Third Party Funders (TPF) and … Continued

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The Real Cost
Matthew Amey November 1st, 2011

Losing recoverability means losing control. Over the past decade, not all barristers have embraced the idea of sharing risk with their clients through conditional fee arrangements (‘CFAs’). Indeed, some felt that it adversely affected their independence when providing advice to … Continued

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New SRA Code of Conduct
Matthew Amey October 31st, 2011

On 6th October 2011, the SRA’s new code of conduct came into force. Section IB 1.16 of Chapter 1 Client Care ‘indicative behaviours’ states that lawyers must discuss the insurance and/or financing options available to all clients. This obligation existed … Continued

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A Different Way
Matthew Amey October 1st, 2011

Now that the Jackson Costs Review has jumped back to the top of the agenda, the inevitable frantic lobbying over the proposals has started afresh. One of the first out of the starting blocks was Matthew Amey, director at TheJudge … Continued

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Riding the Storm
Matthew Amey September 1st, 2011

The campaign over the civil justice reforms is often characterised, or caricatured depending on which side of the divide you sit on, as a battle for the hearts of ministers between claimant lawyers fighting for the rights of defenceless accident … Continued

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Jackson hits Parliament among legal aid storm
Matthew Amey August 17th, 2011

Overshadowed by a political row over reversals in its criminal justice sentencing policy, the Ministry of Justice also confirmed this week its plan to overhaul England and Wales’ GBP 2 billion-plus system of legal aid, alongside reforms to sentencing and … Continued

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Intensive Care
Matthew Amey June 29th, 2011

The NHSLA is on a slippery slope by offering voluntary one-way costs shifting, writes Matthew Amey When Sir Rupert Jackson’s recommendations were first published in January 2010, the suggestion that recoverability of premiums should be abolished was clearly of great … Continued

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Mirror, mirror on the wall
Matthew Amey June 1st, 2011

Over the past decade, after the event (‘ATE’) underwriters have begun to better understand the dynamic between the quality of the case and the quality of the legal representation. It has always been true in theory that a comparatively poor … Continued

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Into the void
Matthew Amey February 1st, 2010

I am compelled to respond directly to an article I read in the December issue of Litigation Funding. Robert Warner of Temple Legal Protection explains that he disagrees with my October article which encourages solicitors to make applications to multiple … Continued

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