Association of Litigation Funders 2017-05-10T14:01:48+00:00

Association of Litigation Funders

Woodsford is a founder member of the Association of Litigation Funders of England and Wales (ALF), the body dedicated to promoting best practice in the litigation funding industry and campaigning to improve the use and application of litigation funding. The ALF was instrumental in drafting the Code of Conduct, published by the Civil Justice Council in 2011.

By working with a member of the ALF, firms and individuals accessing litigation funding are assured that they will find an organisation that meets the high-quality standards that should define this industry. The Code of Conduct sets out the standards by which all Funder Members of the ALF must abide. This includes rules relating to capital adequacy, the specific, limited circumstances in which funders may be permitted to withdraw from a case, and the way in which the roles of funders, litigants and their lawyers should be kept separate.

Woodsford’s COO, Jonathan Barnes, is a board member of the ALF.

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“I would strongly recommend Woodsford – the team is made up of very experienced litigators who have practised at top firms who understand the cases and the strategy behind them, and they are always on hand and responsive as needed if we want their input.”

Ben Summerfield,
 Partner, Reed Smith (London)

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“We have had the privilege of working with Woodsford over many years. We have seen first-hand the resources and the resolve they bring to the equation which, when combined with a strong claim, a determined client, and a formidable legal team, can make the difference between justice delivered or denied.”

Eric L. Lewis, Senior partner
 Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss (New York)

Testimonials

“The entire working relationship and experience has been not only a pleasure from the outset but also a master class in professionalism.”

Damian James
 Partner, Collas Crill (Jersey)

Testimonials

“Clients and counsel want funders with established track records of funding cases through to completion; ample resources to handle the expense of litigation; the fortitude to weather the uncertainties that are an inevitable feature of litigation; the ability to make funding decisions without inordinate delay; and the ability to offer sound advice along the way, while still respecting the autonomy of the client and the ethical duties of the lawyer to his or her client.”

Eric L. Lewis, Senior partner
 Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss (New York)

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