Founded in 2009, Burford pioneered institutional-quality commercial legal finance and has a team of over 155 in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

New York Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchange-traded and with $6.6 billion committed to the legal market, Burford is the largest provider of specialized legal finance in the world—and a reliable and transparent partner. And we—and our clients—benefit from the guidance of one of the foremost legal finance ethics experts in the field. 

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

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


Deployed in 2022

In 2022, Burford wrote nearly a billion dollars' worth of checks on behalf of our clients

Requests for funding

Over the course of Burford’s history, Burford has received at least 12,000 requests for funding

13-year track record

Burford has a 13-year track record of profitability and client success
9out of10

Cases resolve in our clients' favor

With a 91% track record for deploying into winning cases, Burford instills confidence in clients that their matters are viable