Benefits of Funding with Bentham IMF

Litigation Funding is a mechanism to enable meritorious claims to proceed, and a way to mitigate a client’s risk.

Our funding is non-recourse – if you lose your case, you owe us nothing.

Our funding can help pay your attorneys fees, assisting with the high cost of litigation and enabling you to afford counsel of your choice.

Our funding provides support against opponents seeking to outspend you.

Our funding lets you monetize or "cash out" a portion of your recent judgment, to reduce the risk and stress that it may be reversed or reduced.

Our funding enables law firms with diversified portfolios of cases to cover most or all of their fixed costs and still recover significant contingency fees.

We provide additional analysis of your case - we conduct our own due diligence and we may also confirm our internal analysis with our network of legal experts.

We do not control legal or settlement decisions.

What We Fund

We welcome applications from most jurisdictions. Funding must exceed $1M.

Commercial Funding

Funding of commercial cases allows a client to finance all or a portion of the legal fees and costs of their litigation.

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Law Firm Financing

We fund portfolios of cases for law firms on a non-recourse basis. This helps firms to create or expand a portfolio of diversified cases.

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Appeal Funding

Appeal funding allows a client or lawyer to monetize a portion of a judgement while the appeal is pending.

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Our 6-step funding process

The process of applying for funding is easy with Bentham IMF.

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Funding Overview

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Initial Terms

The parties will typically come to agreement on the initial economic terms for the transaction, often by executing a non-binding term sheet.

The terms may change after due diligence and case evaluation, but it is important that the parties share a common view of the transaction.

Due Diligence

Bentham evaluates opportunities by assessing a number of factors, including the type and strength of the case, the potential damages and/or settlement prospects, counsel’s fee arrangement, the likely length of time to resolution, the amount of capital required to prosecute the case, and the defendant’s ability to satisfy a judgment.

Investment Agreement

Once we’ve decided to move forward with the opportunity, we will confirm the terms of the investment in a detailed written agreement that balances and aligns the interests of the parties and counsel.


Bentham will stay close to the developments in the case as it progresses to trial. We will receive periodic updates from counsel, and as needed based on major milestones.

We will provide additional help from our wealth of expertise and resources, when useful.


Bentham is entitled to its recovery when the party’s case has been settled or the party has received a judgment in its favor.

If the case is unsuccessful, the party will owe Bentham nothing.