Making the case: Increasing consumer awareness of industry services has boosted revenue

Although litigation funding has existed for over a decade, 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 in the past two decades, encouraging the creation of the Litigation Funding industry. Industry firms are similar to financial intermediaries, in that they source funds from capital markets to lend to customers. However, industry players invest these funds in lawsuits. As industry firms take a percentage of the settlement fee on the successful conclusion of the case, litigation funders are highly selective in the cases they fund...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$105m
Annual Growth 13-18
18.4%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
136
Businesses
14
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry revenue can be highly volatile due to the unpredictable length of litigation cases
  • Firms must establish connections with law firms to generate a consistent stream of cases
  • Consumer awareness of industry services is anticipated to increase over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    As the industry is relatively young, there are few players operating within the industry. The geographic spread of businesses in the Litigation Funding industry is broadly in line with Australia's business activity. Industry players are concentrated in key business hubs, which allows litigation funders to maximise their proximity to potential clients and hence, funding opportunities. Additionally, lawsuits are pursued in court, which tends to be located in capital cities. As a result, firms are mainly concentrated in Sydney and Melbourne, with larger players often having branches in Perth, Brisbane, and Adelaide as well. Most players have about one to two offices, while the industry's largest player, IMF Bentham, maintains five offices across the country...purchase to read more.

    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
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Business bankruptcies and Demand from legal services in the Litigation Funding industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Litigation Funding Industry?

    Industry firms primarily fund litigation on commission, which is a portion of the settlement or judgment proceeds. The industry excludes lawyers and legal services companies.

    Industry Products
  • Investor-related lawsuits
  • Consumer protection lawsuits
  • Industrial relations lawsuits
  • Industry Activities
  • Funding corporate lawsuits
  • Funding industrial lawsuits
  • Funding class action lawsuits
  • Table of Contents

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

  • Current Performance
  • Industry characteristics
  • Demand
  • Ethical issues
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry participation
  • Future regulation
  • Opportunities
  • Table: Litigation Funding Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • 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
  • Industrial relations lawsuits
  • Consumer protection lawsuits
  • Chart: Litigation Funding Industry Products and Services Segmentation

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

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Litigation Funding

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

  • Industry Globalization
    IMF Bentham Limited,
  • Table: IMF Bentham Limited - financial performance

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Litigation Funding Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Champerty
  • When third parties, such as litigation funders, finance a lawsuit with view of taking a portion of the damages.
  • Class Action
  • A lawsuit where a group or 'class' of people sues another party. Class actions are usually consumers suing a large business.
  • Litigation
  • The process of taking legal action.
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