Court of Appeal decision in Zuberi v Lexlaw ushers in new era for DBAs
Matthew Amey February 24th, 2021

I have extolled the virtues of Damages-based agreements (DBAs) for clients and law firms in commercial litigation since they became permissible in England and Wales in 2013. They are a  simple and straightforward form of fee arrangement, that creates a … Continued

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Competition claims – the rush to book build and first mover challenges for lawyers
Matthew Amey September 26th, 2019

At TheJudge, we’re regularly involved in arranging the funding and insurance transactions behind many of the large follow-on competition cases, both in the CAT and High Court and across a broad range of sectors including, for example, manufacturing, IT, transportation, … Continued

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Security for Costs in International Arbitration
Matthew Amey September 20th, 2018

Funded Claimants in BIT claim against Venezuela ordered to pay Security for Costs – a sign of things to come in BITs going forward? The application of cost-shifting and by extension, security for costs, is an increasingly important issue in … Continued

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Matthew Amey comments in The Law Society Gazette on the role litigation funding plays in competition disputes
Matthew Amey August 9th, 2018

Following the announcement that Weightmans, Matrix Chambers and Kings Chambers have set up an ‘opt-out’ class action over alleged anti-competitive behaviour by European truck manufacturers, Matthew Amey gives his views in The Law Society Gazette’s article entitled ‘Litigation funders back … Continued

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The Game is Changing – DBAs are on the rise with city lawyers
Matthew Amey March 26th, 2018

In 2017 TheJudge designed and launched a new insurance product, DBA Insurance, specifically with the aim of overcoming many of the previous barriers to entry faced by commercial litigators when considering Damages Based Agreements (DBAs). The launch was reported widely … Continued

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Essar v Norscot – a landmark judgement
Matthew Amey February 1st, 2017

The High Court judgment in Essar Oilfields Services Ltd v Norscot Rig Management Pvt Ltd [2016] was brought down by His Honour Judge Waksman QC (sitting as a deputy High Court judge). The report of its delivery on 15 September … Continued

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The Rise of Arbitration Forum Shopping: LCIA Study publishes Stats – will others follow suit?
Matthew Amey December 1st, 2015

The London Court of International Arbitration (“LCIA”) have recently published their analysis of the average costs and duration of LCIA arbitrations.  As litigation funding brokers, we are often questioned by fee earners on what drives the costs of third party … Continued

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Do All Litigation Funders Charge the Same?
Matthew Amey June 4th, 2015

Do you believe that all third party commercial litigation funders charge the same for funding a case? A recent survey report commissioned by one the largest litigation funders suggests exactly that. The report commentary says that, by and large, funders … Continued

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Advice from TheJudge for Insolvency Cases up to April 2015
Matthew Amey September 24th, 2014

Our advice to ensure you benefit from the existing exemption: Matthew Amey, Director at TheJudge, advises “The LASPO reforms have applied to all other civil litigation since 1st April 2013. The impact on medium to high value commercial litigation has … Continued

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