Commercial Dispute Resolution

Funding of Litigation

April 13th


Funding of Litigation

April 13th

2 - 5pm

Speaker: Tim Edward

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3hrs CPD

Legislation is on the way to open up new ways of funding litigation – make sure you are up to speed with the options for your clients. The session will cover the following key concepts in detail:

  • Current rules for speculative actions and likely future rules following the Taylor Report
  • When is funding application possible?
  • The options: ATE insurance; third party funding; speculative action; DBAs in the future
  • How to assess risk and cost
  • Agreements to be put in place with client and funder
  • Handling litigation subject to such agreements
  • The event begins at 2pm. Delegate registration is open from 1:30pm.

    Tim is a Partner and Head of Commercial Dispute Resolution, specialising in insolvency and company litigation. He works closely with the Company Department in providing advice in these areas and has experience of handling large-scale commercial litigations. Tim also heads up the firm's professional indemnity insurance unit which handles all types of professional negligence claims, specialising particularly in architects' and engineers' negligence. Tim is an accredited specialist in professional negligence by the Law Society of Scotland.