Jonathan Barnes 2017-05-10T14:06:11+00:00
Steven Friel Chief Executive Officer

Jonathan Barnes
Chief Operating Officer

Jonathan’s family business was cotton spinning in the north-west, but he started his career in the law.  He joined City law firm DJ Freeman in 1987 and specialised in commercial property. Clients ranged from the developers of Spitalfields, opposite Liverpool Street station, to overseas institutional investors, entrepreneurial private property companies and listed occupiers.  Jonathan was made partner at DJ Freeman before moving to Lewis Silkin in 2001.

Jonathan acted for Woodsford Commercial Properties during the property recession of the 1990s and helped the company acquire a mixed-use and UK-wide portfolio of real estate assets.  The investment was later successfully realised by way of a corporate sale.

In 2006 Jonathan joined Woodsford Consulting as a director.  In 2007/8 he led the successful sale of Europa Park, Central Europe’s premier single location logistics and distribution centre, against the backdrop of a deepening credit crunch.

Jonathan has been a director of Woodsford Litigation Funding since our foundation in 2010, and in 2016 he was elected to the Board of the Association of Litigation Funders.

Email Jonathan or telephone +44 20 7313 8079

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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