Blog - Friday 18 October 2013

DBAs and Third Party Funding 

I have been asked to speak at Butterworth’s Costs & Litigation Funding Annual Conference.  With Nick Bacon QC, Master Howarth and Senior Master Whitaker also speaking, I’m beginning to wonder if they have got the right Tom Blackburn.

Its on Thursday 31 October 2013 – http://www.conferencesandtraining.com/costs-2013.

Whilst some Third Party Funders have come up with a quasi CFA/DBA/Lender arrangement claiming to be a discounted DBA, truly discounted DBAs are definitely not possible.

However I am told that along with the extension of costs budgeting, there will be an announcement in the New Year regarding an amendment to the DBA Regulations.  So watch this space.