Conditions are ripe for litigation financing to become more ensconced in law firms’ business models this year as capital constraints, lower revenue levels from the 2022 fiscal year and an anticipated rise in disputes are expected to prompt litigation departments to seek risk-sharing partners.

In a recent presentation to investors, leaders at publicly traded legal financer Burford Capital said they expect pent-up litigation from recent years’ court closures and the end of a long period of low interest rates and government stimulus to provide an impetus for more litigation departments to turn to litigation funders as financing partners.

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