Disclaimer: The information contained in this blog is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice. We recommend that claim holders obtain advice from their lawyers on litigation funding.
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 20, 2017
Over the last several years, Bentham IMF has found that companies are increasingly interested in exploring litigation funding to help manage their legal spend and the risk associated with litigation.
February 10, 2017
In recent years, the legal industry has seen a dramatic increase in demand for alternative fee arrangements (AFAs).
January 31, 2017
Whilst 2016 was a somewhat discombobulating year across the globe, it was also a year of new beginnings, terrific opportunity and achievement.
January 16, 2017
In the United States, the litigation finance industry is more mature than in Canada; American law firms and clients often use funding to pursue meritorious commercial litigation. At the same time, the U.S. market is evolving quickly. In just five years since Bentham opened its first U.S. office, it represents approximately 50% of our cases worldwide.
December 21, 2016
While each funder uses a unique set of criteria to assess the potential value of investing in a case, lawyers are likely to find similarities in the factors taken into consideration.
December 07, 2016
Litigants considering litigation funding often ask whether they will have to relinquish of control over the litigation strategy. The answer is no.
November 24, 2016
In September, Bentham hosted leading experts, litigators and academics for a roundtable discussion about the role that litigation funding might play in Canada.