Claims Funding International is a litigation funding company based in Dublin, Ireland. We provide real access to justice for individuals and companies by funding multi-party cases in appropriate jurisdictions around the world. Our mandate is to identify, fund, manage and resolve multi-party litigation (i.e. where significant numbers of potential claimants are involved) on behalf of victims of corporate misconduct, mainly cartel and securities actions.
Claims Funding International is owned by Australia’s premier class action law firm, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers. Maurice Blackburn Lawyers employs 1200 staff and has conducted each of the five largest class action cases in Australian legal history, obtaining more than $2 billion on behalf of the victims of corporate misconduct.
Many individuals and companies with legitimate legal claims do not pursue them because of the high cost and risks associated with litigation. Litigation funding enables the victims of corporate misconduct to seek reparation without the risks, costs and inconvenience of managing the litigation themselves.
Access to Justice
Many individuals and companies with legitimate legal claims do not pursue them because of the high cost and other risks associated with litigation. By agreeing to assume the risk and paying all the costs, Claims Funding International is providing access to justice for parties with genuine claims.
Eliminate Unmeritorious Claims
We carefully scrutinise the many cases that are brought to us and we only agree to fund a very small percentage of them. Our thorough due diligence ensures that only cases that have substantial merit and good prospects of success are selected. This helps to rid the courts of dubious claims, thereby saving court time and resources.
Better Corporate Behaviour
By underwriting actions on behalf of the victims of corporate misconduct, we help raise standards of corporate behaviour.
Advocate Changes to Law
We regularly make submissions to relevant bodies such as the European Commission and the UK Civil Justice Council to facilitate access to justice for potential litigants who cannot get access on their own. We seek to ensure that the very positive role that litigation funders play in society is recognised and encouraged. We support law changes which reduce the incidence of corporate misconduct.