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23 November 2012  

Robert Platt and Leah Alpren-Waterman discuss damages-based agreements

In April 2013, the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (the Act) will come into force, ushering in a new era in the litigation funding landscape. Although the chief purpose of the Act (and the recommendations for the reform of civil litigation funding made by Jackson LJ lying behind it) are to reduce the costs of civil litigation, particularly in relation to personal injury claims, the reforms will nevertheless have a significant impact on other types of civil litigation, including commercial claims.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Hodgson & ors v Imperial Tobacco Ltd & ors [1998] EWCA Civ 224