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Commercial litigation funding solution launched

Thousands of commercial litigation cases are being brought every year in the less-than-£2m arena, with an equally large number never making it to court due to a lack of available finance. And many of these are genuine, potential lawsuits that deserve to be heard but unfortunately the clients involved simply do not have the capital or appetite for risk to see them through.

BMS Funding, established in 2015, to support firms in the personal injury and clinical negligence sectors, has today launched a brand new funding solution to add to its growing suite of products aimed at supporting law firms across England and Wales.

“Commercial litigation funding has been the bastion of large, complex cases requiring tens of £millions in funding, but the majority of cases have a sub-£2 million funding requirement where litigants are expected to take the risk, pay their money and hope for a good outcome,” explained Paul Havenhand, Commercial Director of BMS Funding. “At BMS we have reviewed this sector, worked with insurers and now can offer a fully risk-managed, cost-controlled solution for these types of cases.”

Last Updated on Monday, 27 November 2017 12:14

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Conference unites health and legal sectors to improve quality of life for the seriously injured

More than 200 health and legal professionals gathered in Nottingham to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of people who have overcome significant injury and to learn about cutting edge research and developments in the rehabilitation sector.

The ‘Back in the Game’ conference, hosted by the UK’s largest provider of expert witness, assessment and case management services Bush & Company, was held at the Nottingham Belfry Hotel on 6 July, showcasing speakers from the world of sport, prosthetics and law.

Helen Jackson, Managing Director at Bush & Company, explained: “This was a unique opportunity to improve services through knowledge sharing and networking, with so many health and legal professionals all under one roof.

“Though each speaker considered a different element of rehabilitation, the day was built around a theme of understanding and empathy, reminding us that there is a person at the heart of the legal process during claims and settlements, whose relationships and self-esteem will be significantly impacted by a serious injury.

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 August 2017 15:21

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Bush & Company launches annual conference with extraordinary theme

Celebrating the extraordinary achievements of people who have overcome significant injury to lead ordinary lives, Bush & Company’s third annual conference will take place on 6 July 2017 at the Nottingham Belfry Hotel.

As the largest and fastest growing provider of expert witness and case management services in the UK, Bush & Company is bringing together inspiring speakers from the sports, bionics and robotics, advanced prosthetics and legal sectors. Sharing the latest research, developments and technologies that are helping people with injuries get ‘Back in the Game’, the conference promises to be informative and inspirational, as well as a great opportunity to network with a diverse range of ‘on the ball’ experts who work within the industry.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 June 2017 11:21

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Solicitors organise catastrophic injury conference

Solicitors and other professionals involved in cases concerning clients who have suffered from catastrophic injuries can hear from a range of experts at a special one day conference.

Durham-based EMG Solicitors’ annual conference has brought together a number of top speakers who will be sharing their knowledge at the Managing and Improving Your Catastrophic Injury Caseload event on Wednesday 26 April 2017.

The conference – now in its third year – is renowned for bringing together a number of respected professionals who will talk on a range of related and relevant topics during both group and seminar sessions.

The event is being held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Leeds city centre, enabling attendees and speakers from across the north and south to attend.

Among the speakers will be Emma Gaudern of EMG Solicitors (pictured), widely regarded for her expertise as a Court of Protection deputy, who will be leading a discussion on deputyship costs claimed in a special damages schedule.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 March 2017 17:22

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Maxine to undergo freezing nights to help Burning Nights in epic charity trek!

Maxine Gibbs, managing director of Medicolegal Associates, is undergoing a charity trek across the Arctic Circle driving a husky sled on 11 December for Burning Nights, the Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome charity founded by Victoria Abbot-Fleming.

Victoria sadly had to undergo a double amputation after contracting CRPS ending her promising career as a barrister. Victoria has recently been named ‘Inspirational Woman of 2016’ by Aspire magazine and her journey, both living with this chronic pain condition and devoting her life to helping other CRPS sufferers, is very stirring.

Maxine will be mushing for four days over 200km and sleeping out on the ice during Polar nights - there is at best two hours of daylight a day with temperatures dropping to minus 30 degrees. Maxine herself suffers from chronic fatigue and has been training hard to be able to attempt the challenge.

Donations will be gratefully received for this amazing charity by clicking on the link here. Every penny donated goes directly to the charity.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 December 2016 10:08

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