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Burford Capital

Litigation Funding

2 ranked individualsBand 1USA - NationwideLitigation Support 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Burford Capital is the largest legal finance company in the world. The firm has pioneered several creative solutions within the funding space and remains at the forefront of innovation in the industry. Burford provides a plethora of financing options to the legal sector, such as large portfolio deals, monetising a claimant’s settlement and other associated legal receivables.

Strengths

"They are open to anything from our perspective that we bring to them, and will engage with all our suggestions. They're happy to have discussions about cases that don't even fit their profile; they're flexible enough to talk about anything with you. We are very candid in discussing issues with Burford. We'll admit, they're a great funding partner and it's a company full of good people. For us, the relationship is working. They are flexible, interested, challenging and creative - it's become a truly great relationship which we hope will continue for years to come."

"I think clients are impressed with Burford and the firm's sophistication. Moreover, the sophisticated clients have a preference  for Burford. The team there is very involved in the cases, very smart, and they have a great ability to evaluate cases. I'd say the team is a cut above the rest in terms of their sophistication and legal acumen."

Notable practitioners

Aviva Will is the co-chief operating officer at Burford Capital and one of the leading figures in the litigation funding industry. At Burford she launched the Equity Project, an initiative designed to address gender imbalances in law by providing a USD50 million fund for financing matters led by women.

"She is great, really wonderful. Very savvy and experienced," says a market source, "she is very client-focused, involved in the details and knows all the issues. A great operational person - which is what you need in someone running cases."

Christopher Bogart is a co-founder and chief executive officer of Burford Capital. He is one of the pioneers of the litigation funding industry in the USA and has been described by sources as "a savant when it comes to funding."

A lawyer commented: "I regard him as an extremely bright, quick, knowledgable expert of the law and funding generally. You could describe him as a lawyer's delight to work with. Very strategic and practical - that is not a combination that funders typically have."

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Litigation Funding


Aviva Will
Band 2
Christopher Bogart
Band 1