Charlie Morris joins WLF as Senior Investment Officer

Charlie Morris joins Woodsford Litigation Funding as Senior Investment Officer

15 March 2016

 

Woodsford Litigation Funding is pleased to announce that Charlie Morris has joined the company as Senior Investment Officer, reporting to Steven Friel, the firm’s Chief Investment Officer.

 

Charlie has significant experience of handling commercial disputes, often with an international dimension. He has represented a broad range of clients and has particular experience of shareholder actions, debt claims, claims for professional negligence and breach of trust, insurance coverage disputes and group actions arising from failed tax-advantaged investment schemes.

 

Prior to joining Woodsford, he was an associate at disputes boutique Enyo Law LLP, having qualified previously at Addleshaw Goddard LLP.

 

Woodsford’s Chairman, Yves Bonavero said: “Our litigation funding business works with clients from around the world, funding the type of large litigation and arbitration in which Charlie has considerable experience. He joins us at an exciting time in our growth".

 

Steven Friel said: “Together with the rest of the Woodsford team, Charlie’s expertise and professional network will ensure that we continue to identify and work with clients who have a strong claim, but lack the wherewithal – or the appetite – to fund it alone.”

 

Charlie Morris said: “Through working on a number of funded cases in private practice I have developed a keen interest in third-party funding and am delighted to join Woodsford, which has an excellent reputation. Third-party funding plays a crucial role in providing litigants with access to justice and I believe the industry will go from strength to strength. I am looking forward to working with the team to keep Woodsford at the forefront of that development.”