Why Burford

Burford has the capital, team and track record to help companies and law firms meet all their legal finance needs, all around the world

Founded in 2009, Burford pioneered institutional-quality commercial legal finance and has a team of over 125 in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

London Stock Exchange-traded and with over $4 billion committed to the legal market, Burford is the largest provider of specialized legal finance in the world—and a reliable and transparent partner.

The Burford advantage

Clients that work with Burford benefit from our scale, access to permanent capital, track record and expertise in commercial legal finance.

Although we are passive investors and do not control the matters in which we invest, clients welcome the value we add beyond capital. Working with clients at any stage, we:

  • Respond quickly with in-house expertise
  • Offer competitively priced capital
  • Close transactions efficiently
  • Offer value adds like helping clients build litigation budgets and develop damages theories, commenting on draft briefs, joining moot courts and assisting in expense management

Why Burford

Lawyers trust Burford as the world’s most experienced, transparent and well-capitalized provider of finance to the legal market.


Committed in 2019

In 2018, Burford committed $1.6 billion to companies and law firms

Requests for funding

Over the course of Burford’s history, Burford has received at least 9,000 requests for funding

10-year track record

Burford has a 10-year track record of profitability and client success
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Clients return

70% of clients return to do business again