Litigation Funding in Australia - Market Research Report

Litigation Funding industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 23.4%

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, resulting in 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. Industry re...
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Litigation Funding industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Litigation Funding industry is expected to continue growing over the next five years. Revenue is projected to grow at an annualised XX.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $XX.X million. This growth is projected to be driven by increased demand from legal services firms, which is a proxy for the number of lawsuits available for industry participants to fund. Growing awareness of industry funding arrangements will also likely contribute to case numbers rising for industry players. In general, consumers who seek legal advice are often unaware of the full scope of services available to them. Consumer awareness of industry services will likely increase over the next five years, due to ongoing discussion regarding access to justice and an anticip...
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Litigation Funding industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $140m
  • business Number of Businesses: 33
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 125

Biggest companies in the Litigation Funding industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Litigation Funding in Australia industry include IMF Bentham Limited and Litigation Capital Management Ltd.

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What is Litigation Funding industry?

Industry Definition

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 and Services

  • Investor-related lawsuits
  • Consumer protection lawsuits
  • Industrial relations lawsuits
  • Other lawsuits
  • Environmental lawsuits

Industry Activities

  • Funding corporate lawsuits
  • Funding industrial lawsuits
  • Funding class action lawsuits

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

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.

Main Activities

  • Funding corporate lawsuits
  • Funding industrial lawsuits
  • Funding class action lawsuits

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

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Business bankruptcies
Demand from legal services
Work accident rate per 1,000 employees
Real household disposable income

Current Performance

Demand
Ethical issues
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Future regulation
Opportunities
 Table: Litigation Funding in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Litigation Funding in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
Consumers





Key Selling Industries

Legal Services in Australia
Investment Banking and Securities Brokerage in Australia





Products & Services

Industry players typically provide litigation funding for class actions, small business and individual claims involving corporate disputes, intellectual p...
Small- to medium-size businesses
Large businesses
Individuals



Demand Determinants

Industry firms heavily rely on downstream demand, particularly the number of legal cases that may enter litigation. Individuals and businesses tend to use...
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Major Markets

Small- to medium-size businesses
Large businesses
Individuals




 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Litigation Funding in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

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Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The Litigation Funding industry exhibits low concentration. The industry’s four largest players are expected to account for less than 40% of industry reve...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Litigation Funding in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Litigation Funding in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

IMF Bentham Limited is an ASX-listed Australian company that was previously known as IMF (Australia) Ltd. The name was changed in November 2013 due to the...
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IMF

 Table: IMF - financial performance

Litigation Capital Management

 Table: Litigation Capital Management - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Litigation Funding industry exhibits low capital intensity. For every dollar spent on wages, an estimated $0.06 is invested in capital. Low capital in...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Litigation Funding in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Litigation Funding in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

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  • Profitability Analysis
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  • SWOT Analysis
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  • Industry Operating Conditions
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  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
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