The consultative potential of legal finance in maximizing the value of corporate litigation portfolios

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Now that legal finance is part of the financial toolset of an increasing number of in-house and law firm lawyers in all of the leading jurisdictions for commercial disputes worldwide, the days of legal finance being new or novel are clearly behind us.

Nonetheless, legal finance is still only partially understood by most. It is still the case that few lawyers—and even fewer finance and other corporate leaders—are fully aware of the ways that legal finance firms can help them beyond simply providing capital, specifically by providing expertise to help them maximize the value of the legal assets in their portfolios.


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Craig Batchelor is a Director with responsibility for assessing and underwriting legal risk as part of Burford’s investment team. Prior to joining Burford, he was a Vice President at Barclays. He started his legal career at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and was a litigator at Latham & Watkins.

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