Iain will argue; “Whilst the Excalibur decision was heralded as a shot across the bows for funders, professional third party funders were quick to draw the distinction between themselves and non professional dispute funders. Every member of the association of litigation funders approached with the case turned it down. Understanding why is critical to understanding how professional third party funders provide an important service that assists in filtering out unmeritorious claims while facilitating access to justice for meritorious claimants of all sizes and means .”

Hosted at the Hilton Waldorf, London the 2014 event is tailored to address the concerns of all commercial litigators and the inclusion of arbitration as an additional focus will give delegates an even greater understanding of dispute resolution trends and developments.

Iain commented; “We are delighted to sponsor this event which will give practitioners from across Europe the opportunity to network, share ideas and debate recent developments in the fields of litigation and arbitration. ”

“I am looking forward to joining Mark Davenport (Eversheds) and Tom Dane (Nabarro) on stage during the streamed sessions to discuss recent UK legal cases and updates, including the increasing role that third party litigation funding has to play. There have been some very interesting developments in recent months and it will certainly make for a thought-provoking discussion.”

More information on the Commercial Litigation & Arbitration Forum can be found at http://www.commercial-litigation-forum.com/.

Notes to Editors:

For more information on Vannin Capital, please contact: Leanne Harker, Marketing at Vannin Capital, T: +44 (0)1624 615 111, E: lsh@vannin.com