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New Trends in Financing Civil Litigation in Europe: A Legal, Empirical, and Economic Analysis

Edited by: Mark Tuil, Louis Visscher

ISBN13: 9781848446854
Published: December 2010
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £77.00

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This unique and timely book analyses the problem of financing civil litigation. The expert contributors discuss the legal possibilities and difficulties associated with several instruments - including cost shifting, fee arrangements, legal expense insurance and group litigation.

The authors assess the impact of these instruments from a law and economics perspective and provide empirical information on the way in which they work in practice. A transatlantic perspective on financing civil litigation is also provided.

New Trends in Financing Civil Litigation in Europe reveals that as well as improving access to justice, several instruments have the potential to screen cases based on their quality. The book also shows how the choice of instrument can affect the behaviour of actors throughout the litigation process. This insightful book will appeal to academics and postgraduates in the fields of private law and law and economics.

Law firms and insurance companies offering legal expense insurance will also find this book a valuable read.

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1. Introduction Mark Tuil and Louis Visscher
2. A Law and Economics Approach to Cost Shifting, Fee Arrangements and Legal Expense Insurance Louis Visscher and Tom Schepens
3. No Cure, No Pay and Contingency Fees Michael Faure, Fokke Fernhout and Niels Philipsen
4. Financing and Group Litigation Sonja Keske, Andrea Renda and Roger van den Bergh
5. Financing Civil Litigation by the European Insurance Industry Willem H. van Boom
6. Financing Civil Litigation: The Case for the Assignment and Securitization of Liability Claims Andrea Pinna
7. The Empirical Analysis of Litigation Funding Paul Fenn and Neil Rickman
8. Financing Civil Litigation: The US Perspective Deborah R. Hensler
9. New Trends in Financing Civil Litigation in Europe - Lessons to be Learned Mark Tuil and Louis Visscher; Index