Month: June 2020

Affiniti Finance Podcast
Episode 01 – Tom Carter, Japanese Knotweed: Introduction and Encroachment

Japanese Knotweed Series 1/6 Our Client Relationship Manager, Lauren Ashun, embarks on a series of podcasts on Japanese Knotweed with ‘leading case’ Barrister, Tom Carter, of Rope Walk Chambers. This is episode 1 of 6, where they discussed Introduction and encroachment. Tom is a barrister who acted for the successful claimant, Mr Williams, in the …

Affiniti Finance Podcast
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6 Months On

In these truly extraordinary and challenging times, it is difficult not to anchor our thoughts in business on the context, trends, and impact of the coronavirus pandemic.  While it would be unwise and perhaps apathetic not to acknowledge the pandemic’s relevance, in the world of litigation funding and finance, if not elsewhere, I consider it …

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Unlocking the cash through a Costs Mediation supported by Third Party Litigation Funding

“Locked-Down” by Covid-19 does not necessarily mean “Locked-Up” so far as  resolving the costs of a legal action are concerned. Whilst winners are still entitled to have their costs quantified by a costs judge, the practicalities of that with the closure of the Civil Courts for most types of business, have meant an end to …

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The Importance of Early Rehabilitation Following Serious Injury

    Access to specialist rehabilitation, as early as possible, following life changing injuries is widely recognised as being pivotal to the recovery process and long-term prognosis of individuals affected. In this short article, Jules Leahy, Director of STEPS Rehabilitation, explores the benefits of early rehabilitation; STEPS’ unique approach and real-life examples of how they …

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Alternative Dispute Resolution – Participate or Expect Judicial Criticism

The Judiciary has launched an onslaught against those who ignore or frustrate the suggestion of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). This is not a one-way street. Either party could be in the wrong. The sanction applied is inevitably financial. Costs otherwise payable could be reduced or additional costs in excess of what would ordinarily be due …

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