Posts from Bench Walk Advisors

Litigation funding: five predictions for the next five years (Part 2)

Funding is a new market. Like most new markets, it has massive potential to change as the market develops. In the light of this, what is likely to happen in the next five years?

Litigation funding: five predictions for the next five years (Part 1)

“What trends are you seeing in the market?” is probably the most common question lawyers ask us after discussion of their individual case. Many who approach funders are curious about the funding market more generally: Who is growing? Who is doing well? And, naturally: when is pricing going to become more competitive?! I have now … Continue reading Litigation funding: five predictions for the next five years (Part 1)

Funders keepers: is litigation funding too expensive? (Part 2)

There are many ways to price litigation funding transactions, and different funders and their investors may employ different methods even for the same investment. In this piece and a preceding part 1, I explain one method of pricing single case investments using a simplified fundamental analysis where “risk” is reduced to a straight percentage chance … Continue reading Funders keepers: is litigation funding too expensive? (Part 2)

Funders keepers: is litigation funding too expensive? (Part 1)

There are many ways to price litigation funding transactions, and different funders and their investors may employ different methods even for the same investment. In this piece and a following part 2, I explain one method of pricing single case investments using a simplified fundamental analysis where “risk” is reduced to a straight percentage chance … Continue reading Funders keepers: is litigation funding too expensive? (Part 1)

Litigation funding: no longer sitting on defence

Litigation funding has typically focused on claimant side investment. Defence funding feels less valuable because it does not so obviously unlock an asset. In addition, the cash benefit of having a funder pay defence legal costs will often be dwarfed by the potential cash payout by the defendant on a loss. And finally, a defendant … Continue reading Litigation funding: no longer sitting on defence