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Nick Rowles-Davies is a well-known legal commentator and figure in the litigation funding world. He is a managing director of Burford, the largest litigation funder in the world, leads its business in the UK and is responsible for its global expansion outside the Americas. He is also a qualified lawyer in England, Wales and the British Virgin Islands and for several years was a partner in a London-based boutique commercial law firm. 

BLOG COMMENTARY | LITIGATION FUNDING

The transformation of UK insolvency litigation

Nick Rowles-Davies of litigation funder Burford considers the new financing options being explored in insolvency litigation.....

BLOG COMMENTARY | LITIGATION FUNDING

Litigation finance: The case for the defence

One of the most common misconceptions surrounding litigation finance is that it cannot be used to fund defence cases.....

BLOG COMMENTARY | LITIGATION FUNDING

Nascent no more

Most law firms are now aware of litigation finance and around half of corporate counsel, says Nick Rowles-Davies.....

BLOG GLOBAL VIEW | LITIGATION FUNDING

Dealing with Delaware

A case in Delaware on litigation funding has no impact in England, according to litigation guru Nick Rowles-Davies.....

BLOG COMMENTARY | LITIGATION

Finding fault with Lord Faulks: What rising court fees mean for Access to Justice

Litigation funder Nick Rowles-Davies questions the mindset of Lord Faulks when deciding to raise court fees by 600 per cent and calling litigation....

BLOG COMMENTARY | LITIGATION FUNDING

Will the rise of US law firms in London benefit litigation funding?

US firms have form when it comes to litigation. Surely it is time for them to flex their muscles in London, says Nick Rowles-Davies, Managing Dire....

BLOG COMMENTARY | LITIGATION FUNDING

What about litigation funding, Lord Woolf?

Why has litigation funding been left out of the debate on suing the banks, asks Nick Rowles-Davies of Burford Capital.....

BLOG GLOBAL VIEW | BANKING LITIGATION

Banking litigation: no light at the end of the tunnel

2014 could be the year for increased shareholder action if yesterday's announcement by RBS is anything to go by, says Nick Rowles-Davies of Va....

BLOG COMMENTARY | LITIGATION

The elephant trumpets

The US has recently thrown light on the status of litigation funding in the Miller case at the same time as research reveals an increase in support, s....

BLOG GLOBAL VIEW | LITIGATION FUNDING

Excalibur: The good, the bad and the ugly

The Excalibur case revealed that litigation funding is high risk but it changes nothing for UK funders, says Nick Rowles-Davies of Vannin Capital.....

BLOG COMMENTARY | LITIGATION FUNDING

Sentiment versus reality

Why do lawyers get so emotional over litigation funding when they themselves use contingent based retainers, asks Nick Rowles-Davies of Vannin Cap....

BLOG GLOBAL VIEW | LITIGATION FUNDING

Professional negligence claims on the rise

In his latest blog for Global Legal Post, Nick Rowles-Davies, a solicitor and consultant with litigation funder Vannin Capital, looks at the rise ....

BLOG GLOBAL VIEW | LITIGATION FUNDING

No excuse for standing still

In his latest blog, Nick Rowles-Davies of litigation funder Vannin Capital, questions the reticence amongst solicitors towards the new costs budge....

BLOG GLOBAL VIEW | LITIGATION FUNDING

Litigation funding comes of age

In his latest blog for The Global Legal Post, Nick Rowles-Davies, a solicitor and consultant with litigation funder Vannin Capital, examines the v....

BLOG GLOBAL VIEW | LITIGATION FUNDING

Inauspicious beginnings

Nick Rowles-Davies, a solicitor and consultant with litigation funder Vannin Capital, looks at the arrival of DBAs next month following their rece....

BLOG GLOBAL VIEW | LITIGATION FUNDING

Cash rich or cash poor?

Respected self-regulation is the key to the success of the UK's burgeoning third-party litigation funding market, and the launch of a sect....

BLOG GLOBAL VIEW | L:ITIGATION FUNDING

DBAs v third party funding -- a level playing field?

Nick Rowles-Davies examines the arguments swirling around the litigation world over damages-based agreements and third party funding....

BLOG GLOBAL VIEW | LITIGATION FUNDING

A code of conduct

The introduction of a code of conduct for litigation funding should build confidence....

BLOG GLOBAL VIEW | LITIGATION FUNDING

The Americans are coming

The use of litigation funding in the UK is growing. However, compared to Australia, where it all started, third party funding is in its infancy in the....

 

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