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.
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