US Patent Litigation 2018: A View from Across the Pond
James Blick May 22nd, 2018

As every US patent litigator will tell you, the US has become a much more difficult place in which to enforce patents in recent years. The introduction of inter partes reviews (IPRs) in 2012 and the Supreme Court’s 2014 ruling … Continued

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CLASS OF 2015: The Consumer Rights Act Comes into Force
James Blick December 1st, 2015

The Consumer Right Act 2015 came into force on 1st of October 2015 and introduces a limited “opt-out” collective action and collective settlement regime to the UK for the first time. From the 1st of October the Competition Appeals Tribunal … Continued

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TheJudge Speaks at the R3 Eastern Regional Meeting
James Blick February 4th, 2015

The first R3 Eastern Regional Meeting of 2015 was held on Monday 19 January at The Bedford Lodge Hotel in Newmarket. James Blick of TheJudge spoke at the meeting on litigation funding pre and post the Legal Aid Sentencing and … Continued

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What is the worst that could happen?
James Blick November 5th, 2014

Question: What’s the worst that could happen? Answer: Excalibur The litigation funding industry has been waiting for the Court to hand down a costs ruling on the now notorious funded case of Excalibur Ventures v. Keystone et al. The case … Continued

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Litigation Insurance Blessed by the Irish Courts
James Blick September 22nd, 2014

The Irish High Court has handed down a significant judgement in Greenclean Waste Management Ltd v Leahy which legitimises the use of After the Event legal expenses insurance in Ireland. The case related to a professional negligence claim brought by … Continued

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The Price of Victory
James Blick January 23rd, 2014

The litigation funding process is becoming more flexible and client-friendly, writes James Blick Director at litigation funding specialist TheJudge The price of victory: Accessing alternative litigation funding for a claimant since 1 April is, in many ways, a much more … Continued

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End of the Line?
James Blick June 30th, 2013

Following Lord Justice Jackson’s review of civil justice, the introduction of the Jackson reforms has fundamentally changed the landscape of the litigation market. No more can a claimant take out After the Event Insurance (ATE) at whatever cost the insurers … Continued

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You’ve Still Got Options
James Blick April 26th, 2013

It is a common misconception that once patent litigation has commenced or is being contemplated, it is too late to manage and offset the associated legal costs risks. It is certainly true that it would be too late to consider … Continued

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Third Party Funding – Getting the Best Deal
James Blick April 8th, 2013

Parties involved in international arbitration are increasingly looking for alternative methods of funding to manage risk and cash flow in relation to legal costs. One way of acheiving this is through the use of third party funding. Simply put, a … Continued

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