Litigation funding blocked in Ireland

28th Apr 2016

According to an article in the Irish Times, the presiding Justice of a recent case upheld the law that the use of third party litigation funding is illegal under the law of champerty.

Champerty is a prohibition of third-parties to have a financial stake in a lawsuit.  The Irish Times states that, “This case was the first time that a direct challenge has been made to the law in an Irish court”.

To learn more about the potential lasting impact of the ruling, click here.