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Burford appoints leading regulatory silk

Burford Capital, the world’s largest third-party financier, has appointed leading London-based silk Timothy Dutton CBE QC as a non-executive director and chair of its UK investment committee.

Fountain Court Chambers’ Timothy Dutton CBE QC has joined Burford Capital subsidiary Burford Capital Holdings as a non-executive director in London, where he will also sit as chair of the third-party financier’s United Kingdom investment committee.

Dutton, who recently acted for the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) in its high-profile proceedings against law firm Leigh Day and three of its lawyers, was called to the Bar in 1979 and took silk in 1998. He has previously served as chair of the Bar Council, leaving that post in 2008, was head of chambers at Fountain Court between 2008 and 2013, and was chair of the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers between 2009 and 2015.

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