This article neatly sums up the competing forces that will affect commercial litigation in the coming months. For some clients, the coronavirus pandemic will crystallise the need to pursue claims that might otherwise have been ignored. For others, the pandemic will have exhausted their resources to pursue claims. Access to litigation funding combined with expert legal advice will provide a path through.
“While we hate the idea of trading on human misery, the reality is that the world post-Covid is going to be a world with an awful lot of disputes and less corporate liquidity to pursue those disputes,” said Christopher Bogart, chief executive of Burford, one of the world’s biggest funders of litigation, in a recent call with analysts.