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.

More about Litigation Finance

A podcast about litigation finance

To understand more about litigation finance and Balance's approach, listen to Robert Rothkopf talking to Simon Brewer on this episode of the Money Maze Podcast.

Listen on the player here, or on Spotify or on Apple.


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

December 8, 2023
Success in the High Court of Australia for the Ruby Princess Class Action

Another very important win for the Ruby Princess class action, a case supported by Balance.  

November 16, 2023
Podcast: Litigation Finance - A Growing Asset Class Which Offers Genuine Diversification Benefits

Our Managing Partner, Robert Rothkopf, makes a guest appearance on the latest episode of the Money Maze podcast, titled "Litigation Finance - A Growing Asset Class Which Offers Genuine Diversification Benefits."

November 6, 2023
Podcast: What is Legal Finance and How is it Used?

Maya Shallita from our Sydney office is a guest on ALFA’s Legal Finance Insights podcast in their latest episode, “What is Legal Finance, and How is it Used?”.

November 1, 2023
Ruby Princess Class Action wins in the Federal Court of Australia

Balance is proud to have supported the plaintiffs in this class action, and to see Carnival Plc and Princess Cruise Lines Ltd held to account for their actions in relation to the Ruby Princess cruise.

October 30, 2023
Peugeot Citroën ordered to provide details of its alleged cheat devices by High Court

Congratulations to Leigh Day and Adam Kramer KC for securing an important ruling in the High Court forcing Peugeot Citroën to hand over more information about alleged defeat devices in certain diesel engines.

September 28, 2023
Three Balance partners listed in WWL Thought Leaders and LawDragon 100 Global Leaders 2023

Robert Rothkopf, Simon Burnett and Oliver Hayes have once again been recognised in LawDragon 100 Global Leaders in Litigation Finance 2023 and WWL Thought Leaders - Third Party Funding 2023. These accolades recognise their commitment to providing litigation finance for worthy cases and their client-centric approach.

Thanks to our litigation and insolvency colleagues for their references!

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Class actions

Access to justice for
individuals and corporates

Jaguar Land Rover Group Claim

Balance is funding a group claim against the manufacturers of Jaguar Land Rover vehicles following allegations that a defective DPF system has resulted in increased maintenance costs and reduced passenger safety.

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 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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