Exton Advisors welcomes Lucy Glyn as a new director

UK-based Exton Advisors, a specialist litigation finance and insurance advisor business, welcomes Lucy Glyn as a Director starting this new year. Formerly a private equity transactional lawyer from the ‘Magic Circle’, she has held senior strategy roles within the legal market and, latterly, in litigation finance, where she led on European corporate strategy at Burford Capital.

As a Director, Lucy’s focus is on developing market strategy and originating opportunities, as well as working with corporates and law firms to drive value from their litigation assets.

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