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Navigating the cashflow challenges of running a Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Firm

Harbour Litigation Funding

Every business is dealing with a challenging economy at the moment – rising costs and inflationary pressures are taking their toll, and the expense of recruiting and retaining skilled knowledge professionals (like fee-earning legal staff) increase all the time. And it seems law firms are facing a perfect storm – not only are they dealing […]

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Why the smartest law firms are exploring external funding in 2024

Harbour Litigation Funding

From its roots as a funder of litigation cases, Harbour has expanded to investing in legal businesses themselves. Managing director and chief investment officer Ellora MacPherson explains the market drivers that motivated this evolution in its financial offerings.   Since it was established in 2007, Harbour has acted as a leading port of call for […]

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Deputy Head of Civil Justice issues robust defence of new fixed costs regime

Harbour Litigation Funding

The Deputy Head of Civil Justice used this year’s Harbour Litigation Funding Annual Lecture to mount a robust defence of the new regime of fixed recoverable costs for cases worth up to £100,000 – while acknowledging it is not as simple as he would like. Sir Colin Birss, a Lord Justice of Appeal, also speculated […]

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Three quarters of law firms would consider external ownership

Harbour Litigation Funding

Three quarters of law firms would consider selling a percentage of their business to an external buyer, new research has revealed. A survey of 200 law firm partners commissioned by Harbour, the world’s largest independent litigation funder and law firm lender, showed that 149 of the 200 partners surveyed said their firm would consider external […]

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Litigation Finance Spurs Innovation by Moving Past Single Cases

Harbour Litigation Funding

Litigation finance has entered the mainstream over the last two decades as a tool to fund single cases. Now, the litigation funding industry is quickly evolving to provide broad financial backing to law firms, corporate legal departments, alternative legal service providers, and entrepreneurial lawyers. Binary Outcomes Funding pays the costs associated with pursuing a claim […]

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