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Fixing the gender gap in law with culture and economics

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.

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Q&A with Paul Reidy: Legal finance in Australia

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.

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Business development tools for (women) lawyers

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.

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Do the math: In-house benefits of legal finance

Legal finance is becoming a critical tool for in-house leaders. To help illustrate the benefits of legal finance for in-house leaders, we’ve “done the math” on some hypothetical case studies—each demonstrating a different scenario for our capital.

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Law firm primer: How to talk to your clients about legal finance

Clients expect their law firms to help them innovate. Proactively educating clients about legal finance is an important step law firms can take to provide that innovation and demonstrate real partnership.

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SCC report reveals gradual improvement in gender diversity

The good news: A recent release by the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) showed a 50% increase in gender diversity among appointed arbitrators in 2018 versus 2017. The not-so-good news: Of the total appointments of 225 just 27% were women.

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Legal finance at 10

As Burford approaches its tenth anniversary, its co-founders reflect on how the company has grown—and where they expect the legal finance industry to go in the next decade.

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Legal finance comes to CLOC

This week, thousands will attend the annual conference of the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) in Las Vegas. In recent years this event has exploded—in no small…

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London arbitration roundtable: Part II

Leading lawyers and arbitrators discuss the role finance can play in mitigating the rising cost of international arbitration—and how initiatives like The Equity Project can help close the gender gap.

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London arbitration roundtable: Part I

In honor of London International Disputes Week, leading lawyers and arbitrators to discuss London’s evolution as an arbitral center—and how it stacks up against other centers around the world.

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