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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our team comprises leading litigation experts in both the UK and Australia where we focus our litigation investments.
Another very important win for the Ruby Princess class action, a case supported by Balance.
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."
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?”.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gilbert + Tobin is conducting a class action in the Federal Court of Australia against Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited (Toyota Australia).
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.