The last 18 months have seen significant growth in the use of litigation funding particularly by large corporate organisations concerned about the financial pressures placed on in-house legal budgets in managing risk and future costs. Such organisations are balancing the opportunities that litigation funding can provide against the costs and returns from litigation activities. Litigation funding facilitates all types of cases from single cases to portfolios of claims. Each proposal presents a unique opportunity to support litigation in a predictable cost effective way whilst maintaining independence and control for individuals and companies involved.Sparkle Capital Ltd & Acasta Europe Ltd in conjunction with Acasta European Insurance Company Ltd & Partners in Costs, together with The Birmingham Law Society are hosting a half day conference in Birmingham city centre on Thursday 14th September 2017 at the offices of DWF LLP to look at these modern litigation trends for all litigators, together with a comprehensive overview of the latest developments, news and updates relevant to the legal sector in 2017 and those potentially on the horizon, including,
  • Litigation Funding process, contractual arrangements, cost/terms.
  • Litigation Funding, “non-recourse”
  • Litigation Funding with After The Event Insurance or Financial Guarantee Insurance
  • Litigation Funding and Conditional Fee Agreements & Damages Based Agreements
  • Litigation Funding and evolving trends, Just “David v Goliath”?
  • Litigation Funding sees return of Champerty & Maintenance?
  • Litigation Funding & After The Event Insurance and Security for Costs.
Our main headline speaker at the conference will be Professor Dominic Regan of City University, London, who assisted Lord Justice Jackson with the LASPO reforms back in 2013 as well as being a columnist on the New Law Journal and a special adviser to the Association of Costs Lawyers. Also speaking at the conference will be David Kearns who is the Director and Head of Underwriting & Legal at Acasta European Insurance Company Ltd on ATE Insurance & Litigation Funding, Reuben Glynn who is the Managing Director of Partners in Costs on Tactical Costs, Paul Joseph who is a Barrister at No. 5 Chambers on How to Instruct Counsel Effectively and Michelle Garlick who is a Partner at Weightmans Compli regarding Solicitors Ongoing Compliance Requirements. The event will commence at 12:00 noon for Registration with Lunch from 12:30 – 13:00 with the Conference starting at 13:00 and Closing at 16:40. There will also be a chance to put your questions to all of the panel at the end of the conference. There is up to 3 Learning hours of Continued Professional Development available by attending this half day conference with fees set as £40 + VAT for Members of Birmingham Law Society and £60 + VAT for Non Members with Lunch also included. Why not join us for what will be an excellent conference and an opportunity to hear 5 industry experts speaking on important subject matters as well as a great opportunity to network with many of your fellow Litigators.