We fund commercial litigation and class actions.

We are team players and litigation experts, not just capital providers. Partner with us to obtain your best outcomes.

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We fund commercial litigation and class actions.

We help businesses and individuals obtain justice in the UK, Australia, and other common law jurisdictions.

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We fund litigation
and arbitration.

Our focus: Commercial disputes and class actions in the UK, Australia, and other common law jurisdictions.

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Your strategic and
financial ally in litigation.

We are a team of litigators who manage over GBP 250M of private funds, investing in litigation in the UK, Australia, and other common law jurisdictions (ex. USA).

We have extensive disputes experience from the world’s leading litigation firms, strategic and financial expertise, and a deep network in the business and legal community.

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We bring our energy, expertise, and a collaborative approach to litigation funding, working with your team to improve litigation outcomes.

We are known not just for our capital but also our independence, speed, expertise and flexibility.

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Unlike some funders, we have delegated authority over the funds we manage and are not beholden to a distant investment committee at another institution. When you deal with us, you deal with the decision makers.


We make a litigation finance proposal more quickly than other funders because we have an experienced team, internal due diligence capabilities and a collaborative approach.


We can bring a fresh view on litigation strategy to the case, with over 100 years of litigation experience.


We provide finance that is tailored to your dispute and your requirements. We offer full or partial legal fee funding, and disbursement-only funding arrangements. We can invest at any stage of the dispute.


Our focus: commercial
disputes and class actions

For Law Firms

Use our litigation finance to better serve your clients.

Law firms operate in a fiercely competitive environment characterised by increasing client demands and downward pressure on legal fees.

Clients now expect their lawyers to be involved in arranging litigation finance.

Seed-funding to help work-up the case.
Assisting your cash-flow management by removing client credit risk.
Sharing the risk associated with deferred fee arrangements.

For Insolvency

Recover value for creditors from litigation assets.

Insolvent entities may have valuable claims but not the resources to pursue them.

We provide insolvency practitioners with our litigation finance to pay the litigation costs and in some cases other costs of the liquidation, such as liquidator fees, to help recover proceeds for creditors that would otherwise be lost.

Seed-funding to help work-up the case.
Advising on legal teams and case management issues.
Funding actions to recover value for creditors where there is no money to do so.

For Business

We fund your litigation. You focus on your business.

The challenge of managing tighter legal budgets and the rising costs of pursuing claims require business leaders to think differently about litigation.

Increasing numbers of general counsel and finance directors are turning to litigation finance as a way to fund valuable commercial claims, usually on a non-recourse basis.

Seed-funding to help work-up the case.
Providing independent validation of your claim.
Advising on legal teams and case management issues.

For Private Equity

We fund the litigation. Your portfolio company focuses on its business.

Capital allocation constraints in private equity, venture capital and corporate venturing can leave valuable commercial claims unfunded in portfolio companies.

Use our litigation funding to de-risk the litigation and our team’s expertise to boost your litigation strategy, all the while protecting capital ratios and eliminating “above the line” litigation expenses.

Seed-funding to help work-up the case.
Protecting capital adequacy ratios under banking covenants.
Preventing the diversion of portfolio companies’ resources from operations.


We have teams in the UK and Australia

Our team comprises leading litigation experts in both the UK and Australia where we focus our litigation investments.


Insights and news from Balance Legal Capital

May 21, 2023
Balance backs Advocate – the charity providing advocates to individuals pro bono

Balance is proud to announce its support of Advocate, the charity that matches individuals in need of free legal help with barristers and solicitor-advocates willing to donate their time and expertise on a pro bono basis.

May 10, 2023
Balance backs the National Pro Bono Centre

Balance is proud to announce it is backing the National Pro Bono Centre as a Gold Sponsor.

The National Pro Bono Centre runs projects to build capacity at the major pro bono charities, amplifying their impact on the front line in providing access to justice for individuals and communities all over England and Wales.

February 13, 2023
Balance Legal Capital donates 2023 charity budget towards the Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal

Balance Legal Capital is devoting its annual donation budget for 2023 to support the Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal, through the Disasters Emergency Committee.

January 10, 2023
Five ingredients for a successful audit negligence claim

With the UK’s long‑awaited audit reforms still not in sight, Robert Rothkopf shares his recipe for how IPs can successfully claim against a negligent audit firm.

Originally published in R3's Recovery Magazine in December 2022.

December 8, 2022
Robert Rothkopf contributes to Portland's Class Action Report 2022

Robert Rothkopf shares his thoughts on how the UK class action regime can be improved, in Portland's Class Action Report 2022.

October 19, 2022
Balance joins the International Legal Finance Association

Balance is delighted to join ILFA and to support its mission to ensure that litigation finance is properly understood by key stakeholders. Balance will focus on ILFA's UK and Australian chapters.

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Class actions

Access to justice for
individuals and corporates

iPhone Class Action

Balance is funding a group claim against Apple Inc. and its subsidiaries in the UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal on behalf of iPhone users. The claim says Apple breached UK competition law through its exploitative and abusive behaviour in relation to the supply of iPhones and iOS updates.

Peugeot, Vauxhall, Citroen Emissions

Balance is funding clients of Leigh Day in a group claim against the manufacturers and dealers of Peugeot, Vauxhall, and Citroen diesel vehicles, alleging that certain models contain “cheat devices” that enable them to cheat emissions tests.

BMW Emission Claims

Balance is funding clients of Leigh Day in a group claim against BMW over allegations that certain diesel vehicles contain “cheat devices” that enable them to cheat emissions tests.

Toyota Class Action

Gilbert + Tobin is conducting a class action in the Federal Court of Australia against Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited (Toyota Australia).

Ruby Princess Coronavirus Class Action

Shine Lawyers has commenced a class action on behalf of all passengers affected by the outbreak of COVID-19 on board the Ruby Princess, which docked in Sydney on Thursday 19 March, 2020.

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