Our Investment Criteria

To make sure that the right solution is created Harbour asks a set of consistent questions to establish a fit within the investment criteria of the Harbour Funds.  It is important that operating parameters are transparent and that claimants and their advisers can apply them just as Harbour does:

 

1

Does the case have a potential damages or a money outcome of £10m or more?

If Yes...

2

Is the claim NOT related to personal injury, medical negligence, divorce or defamation?

If Yes...

3

Is the defendant creditworthy?

i.e. will the defendant be able to pay the damages being claimed and if assets are being relied on to achieve payment, are these locatable?

If Yes...

4

Are the legal merits good?

i.e. is the case on liability strong, is there a clear basis for the damages being claimed and a realistic assessment on how long the case will take to come to trial or final hearing – preferably all supported by written legal advice

If Yes...

5

Are the costs realistic?

i.e. we do not require lawyers to work on a conditional fee agreement but we require a detailed assessment of costs including all own-side costs and estimated adverse costs through to final trial or hearing. Realism is vital.

If Yes...

6

Is the ratio of claim value to costs in the region of 10:1?

i.e. as a guide, we expect a £1m cost case to have a claim value of at least £10m

If Yes...

7

Is the legal team appropriately experienced in the area of law concerned?

If Yes...

Y

"Yes" to the investment criteria means you should be talking to Harbour. Contact us and find out how Harbour's solutions can help.

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