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The Litigation Funding market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Demand for industrial relations funding cases has fallen because unions tend to fund these disputes

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Litigation funding has been around for more than a decade, but it is a comparatively new development in western legal history. Champerty, an agreement by a third party to fund a lawsuit in return for a share of the plaintiff's proceeds, has historically been outlawed. This law has been abolished throughout Australia over the past two decades, spurring industry growth. Industry firms have similar characteristics to financial intermediaries, in that they source funds from capital markets to invest in lawsuits. As industry firms derive a percentage of the settlement fee on the successful conclusion of the case, litigation funders are highly selective in the cases they fund.

    Industry revenue is expected to fall at an annualised 2.0% over the five years through 2016-17, to $89.2...

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    What is the Litigation Funding industry?

    Litigation funding typically provides funding for class actions, small business and individual claims involving corporate disputes, intellectual property, insolvency and personal injury. Individuals seek funding from industry firms when they do not have the financial resources to pursue litigation themselves. However, litigation funders tend to be selective in the cases that they fund as they only receive a return on their investment if the case succeeds in court.

    Investor-related lawsuits

    This segment has grown rapidly as a share of industry revenue over the past five years due to a large increase in the number of continuous disclosure and insolvency claims brought against large corporations. These may involve profit downgrades, business risk or debt positions. For...

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    Additional Insights for the Litigation Funding Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Litigation Funding Industry are

  • Portfolio management
  • Superior financial management and debt management
  • Capacity to objectively assess new investments
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    Products & Brands

    Major products in this industry
    Investor-related lawsuits
    Consumer protection lawsuits
    Industrial relations lawsuits
    Other services
    Examples of brands in this Industry
    Bentham Capital LLC

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Business bankruptcies
  • Demand from legal services
  • Work accident rate per 1,000 employees
  • Real household disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Litigation Funding Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Litigation Funding Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Investment Banking and Securities Brokerage
  • Legal Services

  • Products & Services
  • Investor-related lawsuits
  • Other services
  • Industrial relations lawsuits
  • Consumer protection lawsuits
  • Chart: Litigation Funding Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Individuals
  • Small- to medium- sized businesses
  • Large businesses
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Litigation Funding Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Rent, utilities and depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Litigation Funding

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Litigation Funding Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    IMF Bentham Limited
  • Table: IMF Bentham Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Litigation Funding Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Litigation Funding Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • Champerty refers to third parties, such as litigation funders, 'buying into' a lawsuit.
  • Class Action
  • A lawsuit where a group or 'class' of people sues another party. Class actions are usually consumers suing a large business.
  • Maintenance
  • Maintenance refers to the involvement of a disinterested party, such as litigation funders, to encourage a lawsuit.
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