Leading silk to chair UK Investment Committee for world’s largest litigation finance firm
Burford Capital, a leading global finance firm focused on law, today announces that Timothy Dutton CBE QC has joined the board of Burford Capital Holdings (UK) Limited, one of Burford’s principal subsidiaries, as a non-executive director.
Mr. Dutton will also serve as Chairman of Burford Holdings’ Investment Committee.
Voted Regulatory Silk of the Year in 2010, Mr. Dutton was Head of Chambers at Fountain Court from 2008 to 2013. He has advised and acted in hundreds of cases concerning almost all fields of regulated activity, and is ranked by both Chambers UK & Legal 500 as a leading silk and a star individual. He served as Chairman of the Bar Council in 2008, Chairman of the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers 2009-2015, is a Deputy High Court Judge and Trustee and Governor of the Legal Education Foundation. He will combine his directorship with his practice from Fountain Court.
Mr. Dutton said of joining Burford: “Burford is a leader in litigation finance in the UK and around the world, bringing professionalism and high standards to the field. It is exciting and gratifying to be joining the team at a time of ongoing growth.”
Craig Arnott, Managing Director of Burford Capital in London, said: “We’re honored to be joined by Tim, whose stature in London’s legal community speaks volumes to the ongoing maturation of the field.”
Christopher P. Bogart, Burford’s CEO, commented: “The quality of Burford’s team is an extraordinary differentiator for us around the world. Tim’s joining provides yet another reason for lawyers at leading City firms and companies to partner with us.”