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The American Lawyer highlights Burford’s Equity Project

Writing for the American Lawyer, Meghan Tribe calls Burford’s Equity Project “a new twist on efforts to combat the gender gap in the legal industry”. She adds that “With capital from the initiative, female litigators and women-owned law firms can pitch clients and encourage women litigators at law firms to approach their management committees with new business using alternative fee arrangements.” Burford’s Aviva Will is quoted extensively in the article:

“When we talked to women lawyers in the formation of this… a lot of what we heard was that woman are less likely to put themselves out there to go to a contingency committee and say, ‘I’ve got this great case with this new client but we’ve got to take it on risk.’ This kind of initiative allows them to use Burford’s capital to take that risk.”

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