BridgePoint Financial Services Inc. - Stephen Pauwels

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Third-party financing fills personal injury firms’ funding gap

New sources of financing specifically designed for contingency fee-based law firms are emerging to fill the funding gap for personal injury law firms, Stephen Pauwels, co-founder, and principal of Toronto-based specialist litigation finance firm BridgePoint Financial Services, tells The Litigator. Read more

Personal injury lawyers facing a perfect financial storm

All personal injury law firms, regardless of size, must grapple with significant unpredictability in their cash flows, Stephen Pauwels, co-founder of specialist litigation finance firm BridgePoint Financial Services, tells The Litigator. Read more

Compare lenders, review options when considering litigation loan

For plaintiffs considering a lawsuit settlement loan, taking the time to compare lenders and review other alternatives with a lawyer are crucial steps to ensuring that they select the best path forward, says Stephen Pauwels, co-founder and principal of Toronto-based specialist litigation finance firm BridgePoint Financial Services. Read more

Auto insurance social contract ‘an illusion’ for many Ontarians

By Stephen Pauwels for AdvocateDaily.com Mandatory auto insurance is a social contract many insurers are in breach of. Read more

Defence seeks costs from ‘you don't win you don't pay’ lenders

By Stephen Pauwels and Amanda Bafaro . Each day seems to bring new challenges for the personal injury lawyer. If not legislative intervention, its defence counsel looking for new ways to advance the interests of their insurer clients at the expense of virtually everyone else. Read more

Litigation lender search should begin with OTLA-vetted firms

When it comes to finding a responsible settlement lender, a safe starting point for counsel and clients would be to look at firms that have already been evaluated by the Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association (OTLA) in accordance with its Policy on Litigation Loan Companies, says Stephen Pauwels , co-founder and principal of Toronto-based specialist litigation finance firm BridgePoint Financial Services. Read more

Relationship with responsible litigation lender key in current market

For many accident victims, a loan from a litigation lender may eventually be the only viable solution to the financial hardship they will experience — making it crucial for personal injury lawyers to invest the time to educate themselves on the market and build a relationship with a provider they can trust, says Stephen Pauwels , co-founder and principal of Toronto-based specialist litigation finance firm BridgePoint Financial Services. Read more

Solutions for plaintiffs key in evolving litigation finance market

While the litigation finance market has evolved as an asset class in recent years with some favouring higher stakes claims, Toronto-based litigation finance specialists BridgePoint Financial Services remain focused on providing fixed interest bridge loans to plaintiffs and helping law firms fund the growth of their practices, says co-founder and principal Stephen Pauwels. Read more

Treatment financing critical when insurance benefits denied

Plaintiff lawyers do not like to see financing costs enter into the settlement equation if they can be avoided — but in the current litigation environment, third-party financing is an inevitable reality in many personal injury cases, including financing for medical and rehabilitation related treatment expenses, says Stephen Pauwels , co-founder and principal of Toronto-based specialist litigation finance firm BridgePoint Financial Services. Read more

Recent market trends in litigation funding and the impact

In a recent Q & A session with AdvocateDaily.com , Stephen Pauwels , co-founder and principal of BridgePoint Financial Services , a Toronto-based specialist litigation finance firm, discussed the effects of recent market trends and how some firms are responding to them. Read more

BridgePoint boosts access to justice

Litigation financing didn’t come naturally to Stephen Pauwels , co-founder and principal of BridgePoint Financial Services. Read more