Terry O’Neill 2017-05-10T14:12:00+00:00
Charlie Morris Senior Investment Officer

Terry O’Neill
Member of the Investment Advisory Panel

Terry has a first-rate legal mind and, in particular, great expertise in and experience of insurance and reinsurance litigation.  He brings this valuable intellectual capital to Woodsford’s Investment Advisory Panel.

Career landmarks include:

  • 1965 – LLB First Class at University College London
  • 1973 – PhD also at UCL
  • 1977 – called to the bar at Lincoln’s Inn (Hardwicke Scholar)
  • 1977 – joined Clifford Chance
  • 1978 – admitted as a Solicitor
  • 1980 – partner at Clifford Chance (to retirement in 2007)
  • 1994 – Solicitor Advocate Civil – in the first batch to qualify by exam rather than exemption (and “not a fun way to mark your 50th year”)
  • 2000–2007 – head of Insurance and Reinsurance litigation at Clifford Chance
  • 1998 – co-authored ‘The Law of Reinsurance’.  (The fourth revised edition was published by Sweet & Maxwell in October 2015)
  • 2007-present – consultant at Clifford Chance
  • Formerly – non executive director of Arthur J Gallagher (UK) Ltd, insurance brokers, and Montpelier Underwriting Agencies Limited, Lloyd’s managing agents of syndicate 5151

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)

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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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