High Court uncaps costs liability for litigation funders

For the first time, the High Court has declined to limit a litigation funder’s liability for post-litigation adverse costs to the amount of funding provided. This decision marks an increase in financial exposure for commercial funders, which now extends to the full amount of a successful party’s legal costs. Substantial indemnity costs were awarded in […]

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“Brave little Belgium” or “too little too late”? Belgian apologies for colonisation from a communications perspective

At the start of the month Belgium’s Prime Minister, Charles Michel, said sorry. Sorry on behalf of the nation. He apologised for the kidnapping of mixed-race children at the end of Belgian colonial rule in Africa. Michel gave a speech in parliament, detailing the actions of the Belgian state in the Democratic Republic of Congo, […]

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