Leading an evolving industry

Christopher Bogart introduces the most recent issue of the Burford Quarterly and highlights recent developments in the legal finance industry.

Decisions on stays of enforcement in international arbitration

Under Articles 53 and 54 of the ICSID convention, once a tribunal renders a final award, it is binding and enforceable by each contracting state to the convention.

Insolvency experts review trends in offshore jurisdictions

In August 2020, Burford Senior Vice President Elizabeth Fisher and Director Connor Murphy directed questions concerning key bankruptcy trends to a respected group of experts in offshore jurisdictions. Their perspectives are excerpted and gathered below.

Equity investments and legal finance

Burford Capital recently made history: By taking a minority ownership stake in a boutique UK law firm, PCB Litigation, in July 2020, we became the first legal financier to provide capital in exchange for law firm equity.

Championing women lawyers: Two years of The Equity Project

Two years following the launch of The Equity Project—which provides an economic incentive to close the gender gap in law through a $50 million pool of capital earmarked to back commercial litigation and arbitration led by women—Burford Vice President Jessica Woodhouse asked some of the lawyers who serve as Equity Project Champions to offer practical advice to law firm leaders and law firm clients on promoting gender diversity in law.

Law firm practicum: Considerations for emerging contingency practices

In periods of economic instability, law firms must adapt.

A case study on legal finance valuation

When prospective legal finance users come to Burford, they frequently ask how we value claims and calculate probable damages for the cases we finance.