April 29, 2018

Litigation funder Vannin Capital is working with advisory firm Evercore on plans for a London float that could value it at close to £1bn.

Sky News reports that the litigation funder is working with investment advisory firm Evercore on a potential float and is close to a...

April 26, 2018

Barclays has been pushed into a first quarter loss after paying $2bn (£1.4bn) to settle a lawsuit in the US over the sale of mortgage-backed securities.

The bank also put aside an additional £400m to cover an increase in payment protection insurance (PPI) mis-selling cl...

April 12, 2018

When glass panels fall from multi-storey buildings, quite understandably, the press and television take an interest. It is not an everyday occurrence when glass panels, forming part of the refurbishment of what was formerly the home of the London Stock Exchange, fail....

April 5, 2018


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March 28, 2018

Apple Inc.’s war with Qualcomm Inc. over its lucrative use of patents has spilled into a U.K. court. But Qualcomm says their legal fight should stay firmly across the Atlantic.

Qualcomm asked Judge Paul Morgan on Tuesday to declare the British court has no right to...

March 27, 2018

Lawyers for more than 50,000 UK car owners began a lawsuit against Volkswagen Group in London's High Court in a battle for compensation over a diesel-emissions cheating scandal that has engulfed the automaker since 2015.

The three-day hearing will determine whether the...

March 15, 2018

The government has hinted at passing a British version of the so-called Magnitsky Act, a US law that freezes assets and imposes travel bans on Russians suspected of corruption and human rights violations.

It comes as Theresa May outlined the government’s response to the...

March 14, 2018

Two businessmen who want Google to stop linking their names to media reports about past crimes are waiting to see if they have won High Court fights.

Both say their convictions are legally “spent” and argue that they have a right to be forgotten.

Google bosses disagree.

A...

March 13, 2018

Europcar net profits fell by almost half in 2017 as it took a €71 million non-recurring charge.

This related to merger and acquisition fees, “unexpected” UK litigation-related costs and headquarters restructuring costs in Germany.

The litigation follows a trading standar...

March 12, 2018

In just a few short years, litigation finance has become an important part of the commercial litigation landscape. The number of lawyers who said their firms had used litigation finance jumped four-fold between 2013 and 2016. And in the same 2016 survey, 75 percent of...

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