“Trends and Challenges in Costs and Funding of Civil Justice” – 5th seminar (25 May 2022, online) & 6th seminar (22 June 2022, hybrid)


In the context of the Vici project ‘Affordable Access to Justice’ at Erasmus School of Law (financed by the Dutch Research Council – NWO), the Project team organises a series of seminars dedicated to the Trends and Challenges in Costs and Funding of Civil Justice.

The Project’s Fifth Seminar is scheduled, in an online format, for Wednesday, 25 May 2022 (15:00-17:00 CEST) on the topic “Funding and Costs of ADR in the Civil Justice System”.

Speakers: Sue Prince (University of Exeter, UK), Nicolas Kyriakides (University of Nicosia, Cyprus), Dorcas Quek Anderson (Singapore Management University, Singapore); Moderator: Masood Ahmed (University of Leicester, UK).

For the complete program and online registration, please see here.

The Project’s Sixth Seminar, which concludes the series, will take place on Wednesday, 22 June 2022 (14:00-18:00 CEST) in a hybrid format (online and in-person attendance possible) on the topic “Future Regulation of Third-Party Litigation Funding”.

Session I – Current Status and the Need for Further Regulation?: Keynote address by Geert Van Calster (KU Leuven, Belgium); Roundtable with the participation of Paulien van der Grinten (Senior Legislative Lawyer, Ministry of Justice and Security, the Netherlands), Johan Skog (Partner, Kapatens, Sweden), David Greene (Partner, Edwin Coe, England); Moderator: Xandra Kramer (Erasmus University Rotterdam/Utrecht University, the Netherlands).

Session II – Modes and Levels of Regulation: Discussion panel with the participation of Kai Zenner (European Parliament, Head of Office (MEP Axel Voss)), Tets Ishikawa (Managing Director, LionFish Litigation Finance Ltd, England), Victoria Sahani (Arizona State University, USA), Albert Henke (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy); Moderator: Eva Storskrubb (Uppsala University, Sweden) (member of the VICI project at Erasmus University Rotterdam).

The Sixth Seminar is set up in a hybrid format. The complete program and a more detailed description of the two sessions may be found here. You can register and participate either in person or online.

With thanks to Eduardo Silva de Freitas for the tip-off.