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DirectorContact James Delaney
James is one of the most experienced brokers in the litigation funding and insurance market, and has brokered some of the most valuable financing packages the industry has ever seen.
Having achieved a Masters in Law, James began his career in Commercial Before the Event insurance. In 2000, James made the transition to After the Event insurance as a Senior Underwriter for one of the leading legal expenses insurers in the industry. James joined the team at TheJudge as Director in 2005 where he now leads the Commercial Litigation team.
James is frequently engaged by leading law firms around the world to secure appropriate financing packages for their clients. He has been responsible for some of the ground-breaking product launches in the industry and is enthusiastic about driving the market forward with innovative and cutting edge ideas. James is passionate about providing a “no nonsense” approach to advice and guidance to all clients that engage his services.
- Brokered 2013’s largest industry placement for shareholders pursuing RBS for an allegedly defective prospectus, surrounding the bank’s £12billion cash call in 2008
- Secured a substantial litigation insurance package for the successful claimants in the Attrill & Others and Anar & Others v Dresdner Kleinwort Limited and Commerzbank AG  EWHC 1249 and the subsequent successful defence of the bank’s appeal in the Court of Appeal
- Secured over £16m of litigation funding and insurance for claimants pursuing a negligence claim against their former lawyers surrounding allegedly negligent investment advice
- Brokered significant ATE insurance capacity for the ‘Atomic Veterans Litigation’ (AB v Ministry of Defence  EWCA Civ 1317)
- Arranging funding and insurance packages for numerous international arbitration cases including ICSID, ICC, LCIA, JAMS, UNCITRAL and other ad hoc arbitrations.
Articles and Publications:
“Do not ignore alternative funding arrangements” – The Lawyer, May 2013
“Keeping your options open” Commercial Dispute Resolution, April 2013
“What next for ATE insurance?” Solicitors Journal, February 2013
“4 barriers to turning in-house legal departments into profit centers via litigation funding” – Inside Counsel Magazine, July 2012
“The pros and cons of 5 popular alternative fee arrangements” – Inside Counsel Magazine, August 2012 [co-author with David Liston and Alex Patchen of Hughes Hubbard & Reed]
“Bitter Aftertaste” – The Lawyer, July 2011
James also regularly provides commentary for various legal and national press including, Legalweek, Financial Times, Law Society Gazette, Litigation Funding Journal and well as guest authoring for various Global 100 law firms’ client newsletters.