News and Updates

Mediation funding
πŸ“…07th July 2021 | Read

Can mediation be funded - a blog we wrote for The Young Mediators Group in Scotland View Young Mediators website

Group procedure
πŸ“…17th June 2021 | Watch

Group procedure, a new form of proceedings in the Court of Session became available in Scotland on 31 July 2020. In this short video Frances Sim WS discusses legal practicalities, third party funding and onboarding with Sinead Gallagher of Amiqus and Kenny Henderson and Graeme MacLeod of CMS.
How Third Party Funding works in practice
πŸ“…30th June 2021 | Watch

Our Frances Sim and Cat MacLean, Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution, MBM Commercial presented to the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen on Litigation Funding and Legal Pricing in practice.

Frances discussed the rise of litigation funding in Scotland. This include what it is, how it works and recent case studies. Restitution funded and Cat MacLean acted successfully in the case for property developer Derek Carlyle in a 2015 Supreme Court case against RBS. Together they highlighted how both firms worked together to reach a satisfactory outcome for the client. Cat MacLean covered some of the practical issues around recent guidance from the Law Society on Legal Pricing and litigation funding from a solicitors perspective. This included preparation for applications, litigant agreements, cost, the ranking of success fees and uplifts, ATE and recoverability.

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Class actions and the regulation of litigation funders
πŸ“…13th September 2020 | Read

The funding of class actions has come under recent scrutiny in Australia.

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Power of the Group
πŸ“…13th August 2020 | Read

Our latest joint article on the introduction of class actions (group proceedings) into Scotland

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Restitution are once again delighted to jointly sponsor the WS Society CDR conference on 10 September
πŸ“…22nd July 2020 | Read

Restitution are once again delighted to jointly sponsor the WS Society CDR conference on 10 September. It is the leading update for solicitors involved in commercial litigation in Scotland. The Society have yet again invited a superb panel of speakers including Sheila Webster, Partner, DCS Legal; Cat MacLean, Partner, MBM Commercial; Professior Burkhard Schafer, Professor, Computational Legal Theory, University of Edinburgh; Alastair Duncan QC, Axiom Advocates and Laura Irvine, Partner, DCS Legal.

Booking is available here.

Impact of coronavirus set to bring wave of legal disputes
πŸ“…3rd July 2020 | Read

Spike in cases will present a huge challenge to the courts with a possible backlog of up to three years

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Are we ready for a Scottish Erin Brockovich?
πŸ“…15th May 2020 | Read

Class actions have been generating interest recently due to several high-profile actions, such as the ongoing emissions case brought against the Volkswagen Group.

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Damages Based Agreements get the green light in Scotland
πŸ“…1st May 2020 | Read

Damages Based Agreements (DBAs) can now be offered in Scotland since The Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Act 2018 (Success Fee Arrangements) Regulations 2020 came into force on 27 April 2020.

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Latest vlog
πŸ“…16th April 2020 | Watch
How to secure litigation funding
πŸ“…14th February 2020 | Read

Find out more about litigation funding, what are the benefits and how we consider applications.

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Winter 2020 updates
πŸ“…10th February 2020 | Updates

Class action against burford dropped, part 36 offers not valid, IT post office IT contractor may face more in our Winter 2020 update.

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TraceData - The age of the AI
πŸ“…10th February 2020 | Read

Trace hosted a LegalTech breakfast where Scotland’s Law Tech community gathered.


Herald Scotland - RBS urged by MP to settle case
πŸ“…10th February 2020 | News

Pressure mounts on RBS chief executive to call off a seven year legal battle against a developer.


Thomson Routers - Property disputes article
πŸ“…9th September 2019 | Articles

Litigation funding for property disputes article in Thomson Reuters Property Law 2019

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Herald Scotland - Funder finds ways to help David face off Goliath
πŸ“…24th July 2019 | Information

Discover how one funder is making a difference in real people's lives to face off against the many legal Goliaths.


Scottish Legal - Litigation funder Restitution Ltd secures win for businesswoman
πŸ“…10th July 2019 | News

Learn more about Scotland’s only independent litigation funder who recently secured a win for a case that would never have made it to court without funding.


Scottish Legal - Dooneen v Mond
πŸ“…4th November 2018 | Commentary

Our commentary on the Dooneen v Mond case which we considered with MBM LLP.


Funding Litigation - Scotlands underserved litigation funders
πŸ“…24th August 2018 | Articles

Find out more about Scotland litigation funders and how they can help secure a victory without third party financing.


Scottish Legal - New General Counsel – Frances Sim
πŸ“…24th August 2018 | Articles

Article from Scottish Legal News about our new General Counsel – Frances Sim