join in the discussion

IMF Bentham Limited is a leading global financial services company providing third-party finance to parties involved in legal disputes. We are delighted to share the experiences and knowledge of our thought leaders and subject matter experts through our blog e-journal. We invite you to share our blogs and we also welcome your questions and feedback.

Disclaimer: Please remember the information contained in any of our blogs is general in nature and does not constitute legal, financial or any other professional advice. We encourage you to seek independent legal or other professional advice before acting or relying on any of the content.
October 22, 2018
IMF Bentham Limited’s Andrew Saker and Clive Bowman were interviewed for the Legal Affairs section of The Australian. Andrew is the global Managing Director and CEO and Clive is the Chief Executive for Australia and Asia.
October 19, 2018
IMF Bentham Limited was very pleased to provide further submissions to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s (ALRC’s) Inquiry into Class Action Proceedings and Third-party Litigation Funders.
October 17, 2018
IMF Bentham Limited is delighted to welcome new appointments and to thank and farewell one of its non-executive directors.
October 03, 2018
IMF Bentham was delighted to co-host a National Class Actions Conference with the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Melbourne on 25 September 2018.
October 02, 2018
IMF Bentham's Clive Bowman, Tom Glasgow and Cheng-Yee Khong were delighted to participate in Asialaw & Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Summit in Hong Kong on 20 September.
October 02, 2018
IMF Bentham was delighted to host a seminar in Hong Kong on 20 September 2018 on the efficient management of litigation and arbitration. The guest speaker was Sir Rupert Jackson, a former Lord Justice of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales.
September 27, 2018
Following a successful conference in Melbourne on 25 September 2018, conference papers are now available. See full post for links.
September 27, 2018
IMF Bentham is delighted to welcome Arvindran Manoosegaran to our expanding global team as an Associate Investment Manager, based in our Singapore office.
September 20, 2018
IMF Bentham is funding a second class-action to recover GST paid by buyers of new residential units in certain developments in the ACT. The action has been commenced in the Federal Court in NSW against entities associated with the Morris Property Group and Doma Group in joint venture. The plaintiffs claim that GST was incorrectly charged on apartments in the “Governor Place” development, in Barton ACT.
September 19, 2018
IMF Bentham is delighted to be co-hosting a National Class Actions Conference with the University of New South Wales (UNSW) on Tuesday, 25 September. The Conference is to be held in Melbourne and will focus on current issues in Class Actions, including access to justice.
September 03, 2018
Recent research by the Association of Corporate Counsel in Australia found that dispute resolution work was the second most significant area of legal work performed by in-house counsel. However, many companies do not have a specialist litigator in their in-house legal team. The article therefore provides some tips for in-house lawyers who are not frequent litigators on how to manage disputes and conduct the litigation process more efficiently.
August 29, 2018
IMF Bentham’s Investment Manager (Asia), Tom Glasgow, will be one of the speakers at a webinar on 11 September titled: Third Party Funding in Disputes: Viable Option in India? The webinar will examine topics including the legal position in relation to third-party funding in India, global best practices, the possibility of early settlement in funded cases and the steps to secure a third-party funder.
July 25, 2018
The 2017 legislative changes in Singapore and Hong Kong permitting third-party funding in certain dispute resolution proceedings has led to funding opportunities for those involved in international arbitration matters and related proceedings. Tom Glasgow and Cheng-Yee Khong discuss this new environment in the latest issue of Asian-mena Counsel, a magazine for the in-house community featuring a special dispute resolution report.
July 19, 2018
IMF Bentham, in conjunction with a leading law firm, is funding a complaint to the Australian Information Commissioner on behalf of Australian Facebook users in respect of the alleged breach. The case presents an opportunity to enforce citizens’ privacy rights and prevent the misuse of their personal data. To sign up for this class action, you can register here before July 31st.
July 18, 2018
The claim that Australia is the most likely jurisdiction outside the US where a company will face class action litigation dates from at least 2006. Since then, it has become a common refrain from some quarters of the Australian legal and business community. Professor Vince Morabito of Monash University has recently published a report seeking to test this claim.
June 29, 2018
In an article published today at, IMF Bentham's Kate Hurford sets out five key facts about litigation funding for litigators or in-house counsel handling commercial disputes who may be unsure about funding, and a brief summary of the funding process.
June 22, 2018
On 19 June 2018, the Victorian Law Reform Commission (VLRC) published its report on litigation funding and group proceedings. IMF Bentham Limited is concerned that some of the recommendations will merely result in more class actions being brought in the Victorian State Supreme Court and may encourage more competing class actions filed in different courts.
June 19, 2018
On 16 November 2018, Clive Bowman will chair an informative panel session on Class Actions with leading members of the legal profession at the 2018 National Conference of the Australian Bar Association & NSW Bar Association, “rise2018 - relevant / resilient / respected”.
June 19, 2018
This premier arbitration event will take place in Melbourne on 17 October 2018.
June 18, 2018
IMF Bentham is proud to sponsor an informative session at the Centre for Investment Education’s (CIE) Annual ‘Chairs & CEOs Symposium', taking place in Canberra, ACT on 16 August 2018.