Media Invitation – Sir Rupert Jackson Says Australia Might Like to Consider Testing What England Has Achieved Using Australian Ideas

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – THE JUDGE who revolutionised the cost of civil litigation in England and Wales is coming to Australia to share insights of how litigation-cost reform could help achieve better outcomes with greater cost control, especially in relation to class actions.

Longford Capital Closes Another Law Firm Portfolio Investment

CHICAGO, September 17, 2018 – Following closely behind the closing of a $67 million law firm portfolio investment, Longford Capital has executed an investment with another leading litigation law firm.  The most recent portfolio investment calls for an initial capital commitment of $15 million and is expected to expand to more than $30 million over the next 36 months.  The portfolio involves more than one dozen cases on behalf of multiple clients in different industries, asserting commercial claims and patent infringement claims with more than $750 million in alleged damages.

Bentham IMF Hires Blakes Lawyer for Investment Management Role as Demand for Dispute Funding Grows

TORONTO (September 17, 2018) – Bentham IMF, a world-leading commercial litigation finance company, has hired Paul S. Rand as Investment Manager and Legal Counsel for its Toronto office. Paul will undertake due diligence on individual commercial litigation claims. He will also consider portfolios of claims for corporate clients seeking creative funding solutions and law firms looking for funding to extend alternative fee arrangements to clients. Paul brings unique insights to the role having previously managed a portfolio of litigation matters as in-house counsel for Canada’s largest bank, and more recently having focused on complex finance solutions for sophisticated corporate clients.

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