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Claim assigned to SPV not struck out as champertous

The High Court has refused to strike out a claim as champertous where it had been assigned to an LLP in which the assignor had a one-third interest and which had been formed to pursue the assigned claim (and other similar claims): JEB Recoveries LLP … Continue reading

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Assignment of claim void for champerty

In the context of litigation funded by third parties the courts have taken an increasingly liberal approach to the principles of champerty and maintenance (the ancient rules against "trafficking" in litigation). However, a recent Court of Appeal judgment illustrates that … Continue reading

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Recent case on champerty

The recent case of Mansell v Robinson [2007] EWHC 101 (QB) has demonstrated the court’s modern, more flexible approach to the rules against champerty. The court will not apply a mechanistic rule but will consider each case on its facts, … Continue reading

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