August 14, 2018
A recent article in the Law Times provides a timely update to the Canadian bar on the demonstrable benefits of litigation funding.
July 31, 2018
There is growing interest in litigation funding for disputes in South America. Learn why below.
July 20, 2018
Bentham is predominately involved in funding commercial cases. Class actions are not an immediate fit, because our funding typically covers some or all of the legal fees, and class action counsel often take matters on a contingency basis. However, from time to time, applications for class action funding cross our desks.
June 29, 2018
We are often asked if information shared with a litigation funder is protected by privilege. This discussion sets out the case law and legal principles that likely protect documents, discussion and analysis exchanged with a funder.
June 15, 2018
Intellectual property is one of the most active areas for litigation funding. A recent survey in the U.S. by Law 360 found that 49% of counsel who had used a funder to finance their litigation did so in IP cases. What is it about litigation finance that appeals so much to IP litigants and their law firms?
May 15, 2018
Lawyers across Canada have taken note of Aird & Berlis v. Oravital Inc., a case in which Ontario’s highest court has provided guidance on lawyers’ duty to advise clients about litigation prospects and risks.
December 15, 2017
Long before opening in Canada, Bentham engaged with the Canadian legal community to understand the needs of litigants and law firms, and how litigation funding could best satisfy those needs.
December 01, 2017
Litigation funding can be a valuable tool in discussions with clients, both when exploring a legal claim and as an action progresses.
October 20, 2017
Litigation funding is quickly emerging as an indispensable tool in every lawyer’s toolkit. Yet, as a former senior Bay Street associate, I know that many people you work with may still be unfamiliar with litigation funding.
September 18, 2017
In recent weeks, the Federal Court of Canada and the Ontario Superior Court have given valuable guidance on litigation funding arrangements in Canada
August 31, 2017
In a recent podcast, the team at Building New Law interviewed Casey Flaherty about his new book Unless You Ask. The book encourages law firms and clients to have conversations to improve their working relationships.
August 15, 2017
In determining whether to fund a case, professional litigation funders put each potential investment through rigorous due diligence, which typically takes 30 to 45 days.
July 14, 2017
Financial support is the benefit most often sought by claimants who use third party litigation funding to pursue meritorious commercial litigation claims. The benefits of working with Bentham, however, also include additional advantages that can improve a claimant’s chances for litigation success.
June 15, 2017
Information a Litigation Funder will look at when assessing a potential claim for funding.
May 16, 2017
Professional litigation funders do not seek to exercise control over the day-to-day litigation decisions
April 28, 2017
Yesterday the Advocates' Society held its 16th Annual Spring Symposium in Toronto, co-hosted with the American College of Trial Lawyers.
April 14, 2017
In its recent budget, the federal government proposed the elimination of billed-basis accounting (BBA) for designated professionals.
March 31, 2017
Last week’s federal budget was touted as the “innovation budget”, and included commitments for clean technology, digital industries and health/bio-sciences. The budget also renewed discussion about where innovation plays a role in the practice of law.
February 28, 2017
This week Bentham IMF announced the opening of its tenth office, in Houston, Texas. Houston is one of the busiest litigation centres in the U.S., and benefits from Texans’ entrepreneurial approach to business.
February 10, 2017
In recent years, the legal industry has seen a dramatic increase in demand for alternative fee arrangements (AFAs).