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Burford Capital and the Lawyer Research Service, a division of The Lawyer, have collaborated to produce a series of reports on the UK litigation financing market. This report, the second in the series, focuses on some of the more complex and less well understood funding structures available for companies and law firms involved in the […]

The evolution of litigation finance – in association with Burford Capital

The legal industry is woefully unfamiliar with the wide range of financing solutions offered by litigation funders, resulting in claimants, defendants and law firms tying up more capital and assuming more risk than is necessary during cases. That was the main finding of a survey undertaken by The Lawyer Research Service and Burford Capital late last year…

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The Lawyer Research Service and Burford Capital UK litigation and arbitration funding barometer – Issue 1. Only three years ago, litigation financing in the UK was poorly understood, rarely discussed and even less frequently used. According to a survey undertaken by The Lawyer Research Service and Burford Capital, it is today regarded by the UK’s […]

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