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Burford Capital CEO Christopher Bogart.

Some of the biggest cases in Big Law are creating a boom at Burford Capital Ltd., where investors are reaping the benefits from a soaring stock price.

That is one takeaway from the financial results reported Wednesday by the world’s largest litigation finance firm, which saw its share price surge nearly 30 percent in intraday trading. In two years, Burford’s shares have risen more than 500 percent.

Last year the financier’s income from investments in litigation rose 127 percent, to $318 million. That helped Burford’s net profit after tax jump 130 percent, to $265 million.

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