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The recovery position in litigation

Enforcement becomes necessary when defendants avoid judgments handed down in legitimate courts after being defeated in a trial—and for a variety of reasons, funded enforcement is becoming a global necessity.

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Litigation finance disclosure: Transparency or tactics?

When considering the issue of disclosure, it’s important to understand exactly how the issue relates to litigation finance—as well as the motives behind calls for increased disclosure requirements.

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Q&A: An interview with Travis Lenkner

In an interview from the Summer 2017 issue of the Burford Quarterly, Travis Lenkner reflects on the Burford-Gerchen Keller Capital acquisition and what the combination of the two teams means for the lawyers Burford serves.

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Financing corporate legal costs: Self-finance vs. outside finance

Among the most common questions lawyers ask Burford is how to talk about legal finance with clients. The answer is simple: Help them do the math.

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Litigation finance and its uses in bankruptcy

Legal claims held by bankruptcy estates often are the only basis for recovery for unsecured creditors. And yet—for obvious reasons—estates may be hard-pressed to maximize the value of these assets. Enter litigation finance, which is increasingly used in the bankruptcy arena to help generate meaningful recoveries.

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How law firms use portfolio finance

Portfolio finance is emerging as a powerful tool for law firms ready to think beyond the traditional hourly fee or pure contingency models to increase profitability, invest in growth and actively manage the firm’s finances.

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What’s ahead in litigation finance?

What’s ahead for litigation finance—and what does that mean for litigation teams and law firms—in the years to come? Burford’s CEO discusses the most important trends and developments within the litigation finance sector.

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Former Head of Chambers at Fountain Court reflects on the UK legal industry

In June, Timothy Dutton CBE QC joined Burford Capital UK Holdings as a Director. In an interview with Burford, Mr. Dutton draws on his experience as Head of Chambers at Fountain Court to shed light on the growing role litigation finance is playing in the UK.

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An unbroken streak affirming work product protection in litigation finance

On June 30, the federal district court in Chicago refused to require disclosure of documents relating to litigation finance in an antitrust suit, ruling that the documents are…

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Dispelling the myths of litigation funding

Litigation finance, or the practice of providing capital using legal claims as the underlying asset, is a growing industry. Its use by law firms alone grew four-fold between 2013 and 2016. To optimize its use, the legal and corporate industries should first collect the facts.

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