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Answers to common legal finance ethics questions

  • Case law & ethics
October 28, 2020

Answers to common legal finance ethics questions


The growth of commercial legal finance has spawned an increase in commentary and questions—and, regrettably, misinformation—about its use.

A broad trend in caselaw and in legislatures recognizes the benefits of commercial legal finance to businesses, lawyers and the legal system. This video provides basic answers to the typical ethics questions we are asked at Burford, including:

  • Does legal finance impact control of litigation and settlement decisions?

  • Are the documents shared in legal finance transactions protected work product?

  • Are financing arrangements subject to disclosure?

This video was recorded in 2019.

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