When suppliers and vendors engage in illegal behavior, restaurant brands often shoulder the cost. Fortunately, thanks to legal finance, restaurant brands can make themselves financially whole, without absorbing the cost or risk of pursuing affirmative litigation or arbitration.
The growth of commercial legal finance has lead to an increase in commentary and questions—and regrettably, misinformation—about its use. This primer provides answers the most common questions Burford is asked.
We take five minutes to explore the impact the ALRC report recommendations for contingency fees would have on the legal industry in Australia.
As finance professionals and in-house and law firm lawyers work together to develop innovative solutions to recession-proof the legal department, legal finance is an obvious solution.
Although the use of arbitration finance in the region is still relatively uncommon, GAR’s inaugural event in India reveals considerable interest in the concept—speaking to the potential for significant growth.
Law firms and companies that work with us get more than capital: They get a long-term partner in alignment with them who is focused on maximizing the value of the claim, which is the goal of bringing the case in the first place.
Clients routinely choose Burford because of the value we offer beyond the capital we provide. We review the ways in which Burford can add value for companies, law firms and lawyers from the earliest stages of the review process.
Historic progress (or lack thereof) suggests that challenging the law firm status quo and building a more inclusive culture that values teamwork and collaboration and more women in leadership positions will take more than strength of will. Instead, economic incentives are needed.
We sat down with partner at leading independent Australian firm Johnson Winter & Slattery—Paul Reidy—to discuss the evolving landscape of the legal finance industry in Australia.
Power at law firms derives from success in origination, which has historically been easier for men. To tackle law’s gender diversity problem we share some thoughts for women lawyers to build that all important book of business.