Category Archive: Insights

The missing piece: class actions in the UK

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Stephen O’Dowd considers the need for a generic class action regime in the UK At a time when class actions are gaining momentum around the world, and victims of mass harm have access to litigation funding and the ability to forum-shop, the UK must offer them an effective means of redress. Touching on the Hiscox […]

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How can businesses turn litigation to their advantage in the current climate?

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Stephen O’Dowd talks to Real Business In an article for Real Business Senior Director of Litigation Funding, Stephen O’Dowd discusses how companies at risk of collapse can use litigation funding to survive a challenging economy. While for many businesses litigation is associated with negative consequences, Stephen argues that litigation can be turned into an asset […]

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Enforcement and asset recovery in a challenging economy

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Even in the best of times it’s important to have an eye on enforcement prospects before embarking on a claim. The momentous events of 2020 have reminded us that this adage is more relevant than ever. A claimant has two key questions before embarking on costly litigation. Firstly, will your counterparty still have the means […]

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Who really benefits from Big Tech antitrust enforcement?

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How can consumers benefit more from competition authorities’ aggressive action against tech companies? The French competition authority’s recent €1bn fine against Apple is an eye-catching example of a trend we have been seeing for a number of years. Competition authorities are getting tough on Big Tech. But who is really benefitting from this? The European […]

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How are law firms responding to current challenges?

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In challenging times it’s understandable when businesses become introspective, but for professional advisers like law firms, much value can come from speaking with clients and sharing experiences. In our conversations with law firms and corporates over the past few weeks we have learnt many things; in particular, despite many law firms feeling under pressure, they […]

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Assessing creditworthiness in a changed environment

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Any claimant pursuing or considering litigation knows the environment has changed. Many defendants are facing operational challenges, and it cannot be assumed that a defendant has the financial resources to satisfy damages awarded to a claimant – many businesses are fighting to stay solvent. For existing or new claims, keeping a watching brief on the […]

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