Litigation funding can be the difference between enabling a claim with merit to come to court and it never seeing the light of day.
David and Goliath is a great metaphor for this. Goliath was bigger and stronger, but David found a way to win. David beat the overwhelming odds by being smarter. Litigation funding in family cases may well have the same effect. The apparently weaker party needs to be smart to find a way to assert their rights. Access to the money to enable that party to access the best legal advice when they need it may the just the assistance the less financially independent party needs.
Access to justice comes in many forms and funding has a role to play in securing a judicial determination or just a fair settlement - often all that is wanted in disputes in the first place.
Level is another player seeking to level the playing field in private client and family matters.
The use of litigation funding was highlighted recently in the ongoing High Court enforcement of a 2016 award made following the Akhmedov divorce proceedings, Britain’s largest divorce case.