Learning from the latest Trucks cartel judgment
Erso April 17th, 2023

BCLP has been at the forefront of competition litigation ever since the seminal National Grid Gas Insulated Switch Gear claim issued in 2008. More recently, there has been significant interest in its successful trucks cartel follow-on claims for Royal Mail … Continued

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Erso January 16th, 2023

It’s been almost a decade since 24 EU member states signed their agreement to take forward plans for a common Unified Patents Court (UPC), but as more and more key milestones are met, the UPC’s own implementation roadmap confirms that … Continued

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Funding SME Disputes- ramping up commitments in 2023
Erso January 7th, 2023

Litigation finance is rarely out of the legal headlines nowadays, but the focus on the obviously attractive “big ticket” disputes – like consumer actions in the Competitions Appeals Tribunal, or international arbitration – belie the true picture of the disputes … Continued

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Consumers’ Association v Qualcomm Incorporated: preparing to fight on Anti-Avoidance Endorsements
Erso May 31st, 2022

Author: Sarah Breckenridge In the Competition Appeal Tribunal, claimant and defendant arguments around the grant, nature and scope of a Collective Proceedings Order (“CPO”) are developing quickly. The issues around opt-in and opt-out seen in Le Patourel v BT for … Continued

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Litigation funding reform in Ireland?
Erso April 29th, 2022

Chief Justice highlights the need to consider litigation funding reform for access to justice in Ireland The Chief Justice of Ireland has spoken out, identifying reform of third-party litigation funding, as a possible means through which access to justice can … Continued

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New Delaware Supreme Court decision opens door to recovering cost of litigation funding
Erso April 29th, 2022

In the U.S., the general rule is that each party in a legal proceeding pays its own costs and fees. There are some exceptions under which federal courts, and occasionally federal agencies, may order the losing party to pay the … Continued

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Tech Giants fail in bids to reveal ATE premiums in the CAT
Erso May 9th, 2022

The Competition Appeal Tribunal (“CAT”) has refused to disclose a proposed representative claimant’s after-the-event insurance premiums to Google, ruling for the second time in recent months, that to do so would give the defendant an ‘unfair tactical advantage’. As part … Continued

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Mischon De Reya launches litigation finance venture
Erso September 12th, 2021

Industry News – Mischon De Reya launches litigation finance venture with £150m of capital Law firms can access a litigation finance facility in several ways.  A firm may have access to a dedicated and highly bespoke finance facility managed by … Continued

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Litigation funding given the official greenlight in the Cayman Islands
Erso July 20th, 2021

On the 1st of May 2021, The Private Funding of Legal Service Act 2020 (“The Act”) officially legalised litigation funding in the Cayman Islands and codified the rules for its use. Previously, the use of private litigation funding had been … Continued

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