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Legal finance trends: Research reveals what to expect in 2019

Looking ahead to 2019, we draw on our most recent Litigation Finance Survey to share key insights and help predict how we think legal finance will change in the coming year.

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5 minutes with… Monique Cronin

Vice President Monique Cronin answers a series of questions on litigation finance in Australia and Burford’s tremendous opportunity for growth there.

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The Equity Project: What it is and how it works

Managing Director Emily Slater provides an in-depth explanation of what The Equity Project is, how it works and how women lawyers (and law firms and clients that are committed to promoting diversity) can leverage the capital committed to this initiative.

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Hong Kong allows third party funding of arbitration

On 7 December, the Hong Kong Department of Justice issued its much-anticipated Code of Practice for Third Party Funding of Arbitration, which provides a clear framework for third-party funding of international arbitrations seated in Hong Kong and sets out specific guidelines for funders operating there.

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The five fictions preventing GCs and CFOs from leveraging legal finance

Innovation, risk management and cost containment aren’t just platitudes—they’re mandates for in-house legal teams. Legal finance is one tool that can help GCs and CFOs manage legal risk and uncertainty, but it’s still not universally understood by corporate legal teams.

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Yes, legal finance is at an inflection point—but not the one you think

Legal finance is at an inflection point. As the industry continues to grow dramatically, the shift in front of us is—and indeed must be—the maturation of legal finance.

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For mining companies, international dispute resolution can be an expensive necessity—but arbitration finance offers a solution

Mining is a high-risk business, as price fluctuations and high capex put pressure on margins and profits, but outside financing can help mining companies manage risk associated with arbitration and avoid the negative impact of disputes on the bottom line.

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Roundtable on women and the business of law (Part V)

Burford is pleased to share excerpts from interviews with some of our Equity Project Champions. In the fifth and final post, the Champions discuss what the legal industry will look like for women in 2028.

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Roundtable on women and the business of law (Part IV)

Burford is pleased to share excerpts from interviews with some of our Equity Project Champions. In the fourth of five posts, the Champions discuss how The Equity Project can provide an economic incentive for change in closing the gender pay gap in law.

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Pricing risk, structuring agreements and the cost of legal finance capital

One of the most common questions posed by lawyers is: How much does Burford’s capital cost? It’s a sensible and understandable question—but one that lacks a simple or one-size-fits-all answer.

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