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Litigation funding

The market for litigation funding has changed significantly in the last 12-24 months. An influx of cash-rich investors and purchasers of one-off pieces of litigation have helped to create a highly competitive market for litigation funding. New products are appearing weekly and the legal profession is finally starting to engage seriously with funding as a way to monetise claims or completely de-risk litigation.

We have spent 12 months meeting with clients, funders, brokers and insurers — sharing our views on how to shape the market and what we at Eversheds Sutherland want to develop for the benefit of our clients. In this guide, we examine some of the new funding models available in the market, as well as looking at alternative fee arrangements which enable us to work in true partnership with our clients.

Harbour Litigation Funding

We are collaborating with one of the largest global funders, Harbour Litigation Funding to offer clients direct access to litigation funding, but still leaving the client in control of the conduct of the litigation and removing the associated financial risk. Further, by putting lower value or riskier claims into a portfolio, we are able to secure funding for claims which previously, or as a standalone, may not have passed a funder’s due diligence process.

For more information on our Harbour collaboration, please download our Harbour/Eversheds Sutherland brochure or read the press release .

Our clients tell us that they want

  • greater certainty and predictability in respect of litigation costs
  • innovative solutions which go beyond discounted hourly rates
  • fees linked to service delivery rather than just hours on the clock
  • a sharing of risk and reward, so their lawyers have “skin in the game”
  • a better understanding of how they can mitigate against potential liability for an opponent's costs
  • solutions that ensure litigation costs don't become a blocker for other projects or capital expenditure

To find out more about new funding options download our interactive guide now.

Download the interactive guide