John Potts 2017-05-10T14:10:25+00:00
Charlie Morris Senior Investment Officer

John Potts
Non Executive Director;
Chairman,
Investment Advisory Panel

John came to the law later than most, via textiles and marketing, qualifying in 1982.  However, he lost no time in making up ground and became a partner in the biggest UK law firm – Clifford Chance – just five years later.  He enjoyed great success as a litigator and led the dispute resolution team for three years from 2000 to 2003.

Litigation track record examples

  • Advised disenfranchised shareholders of Ukrainian utility companies in litigation with government entities.Handled claims by a major investment bank against the Russian government and a Russian bank.
  • Advised a large Plc on a negligence action against London solicitors and leading counsel.
  • Advised shareholders on a number of occasions in relation to minority shareholders’ actions and derivative proceedings.
  • Advised on claims against an international media company supplying real time on line financial information, involving allegations of theft of data and know-how by a US attorney.
  • Advising two leading Plcs on breach of confidence claims, including locating internal moles

Testimonials

“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)

Testimonials

“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)

Meet the team

Our People

Our team offers a unique blend of legal and financial expertise. We use our own in-house legal capability and deploy our own funds, rather than relying on external advice or capital.

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Association of Litigation Funders

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 uses and applications of litigation funding.

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Downloads

Downloads

Keep ahead of the latest thinking in litigation and arbitration funding with our series of papers and comment pieces, as well as brochures, product sheets and case studies which can be downloaded as PDFs.

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