Burford Capital (“Burford”), the world’s largest provider of investment capital and risk solutions for litigation, today announced the appointment of three key hires to complete the expansion of its staff in the United Kingdom.
“We are tremendously excited to have added three very talented and experienced professionals to our staff in London – Julia Mahoney, who will serve as our Head of Technical; Oliver Gayner, who joins as a Litigation Funding Manager; and Steven Savage, our new Head of Marketing” said Andrew Langhoff, Burford UK’s Chief Executive Officer. “With these smart new hires, we have put in place the team we require to continue to develop, market and deliver innovative new products – such as our recently introduced Burford Hybrid DBA.”
“Both Julia and Oliver will be keenly focused on our rapidly expanding litigation funding business,” said Ross Clark, Burford’s Chief Investment Officer in the UK. “Now at nine strong, our UK underwriting team is the largest in the country and has been organised to assess funding applications quickly and efficiently. To have an underwriting staff of this size and calibre really makes us stand out.”
Mahoney, who will lead the underwriting team, was called to the Bar in 1985, practiced as a solicitor from 1989 until 2000, and was part of the management team running Travelers’ Professional Indemnity Claims Department from 2000 until joining Burford.
Gayner began his career as a solicitor at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in 2003, before joining Olswang in 2007. His specialisation is in complex, high-value commercial litigation and arbitration. He was ranked as a ‘Rising Star’ in the 2013 Super Lawyers list.
Savage has extensive experience of financial and legal marketing and has spent time at Practical Law, LexisNexis, AAC Capital Partners, The London Stock Exchange and The Economist.