A paradigm shift
The uncertainty of civil litigation is such that budgeting is almost impossible, while the cost of losing a case can dissuade claimants from even bringing a case. Mark Humphries is proposing a new way to fund civil litigation through recoverable contingency fees combining US and English funding methods
Litigation is often referred to as ‘a lottery’. Most lawyers would argue that this is an unfair description but would nevertheless concede that it contains an element of truth. Most usually, it refers to the fact that nothing is certain in litigation, as in life. What started out as a compelling case can, as new evidence emerges, be transformed into a hopeless one.
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