Case Assessment & Structuring
As leading international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has said about litigation funding, “The involvement of a funder adds an additional layer of diligence at an early stage of the process, leading to greater rigour in risk and cost-benefit assessment.”
Woodsford employs a number of world-class lawyers and other professionals, highly qualified and experienced in a number of jurisdictions. Our team has been drawn from some of the leading UK, US and international law firms. We have many years of experience in high value litigation and arbitration, and an extensive professional network of lawyers, financial consultants, expert witnesses and arbitrators.
We offer claimants the use of these resources with our no-cost case assessment and structuring service. We help claimants form a preliminary view on the merits of their case, and can introduce them to the best professionals to handle the case. Critically, we can also structure the finances of the litigation or arbitration to ensure that the claimant can transfer some or all of the risks involved to third parties.
There are three key factors we look at when we assess a case.
Litigation Funding offers portfolio funding arrangements for claimants and lawyers on whom we have been able to carry out enhanced due diligence, for example through previously financed cases.
Woodsford offers portfolio funding arrangements for claimants and lawyers on whom we have been able to carry out enhanced due diligence, for example through previously financed cases.
A successful court judgment is often not the end of the litigation process: rather, it can be a staging post along the way to successful recovery.
In many jurisdictions around the world, class actions, or other forms of group litigation, have established a means by which a large group of businesses, investors or other individuals can combine together in a single litigation.
Following a successful litigation action, cash flow can become a major issue for law firms and claimants alike as they face further delays in the realisation of any award.
Adverse costs orders are increasingly prevalent in international litigation, with many jurisdictions following the English model whereby the loser pays some or all of the winner’s legal costs.
Is Your Litigation Case Right for Funding?
There are three key factors we look at when we assess a case: First, we look for cases with strong merits. We will fund a wide range of cases including, but not limited to, the following categories: corporate and company matters, professional negligence, tax/VAT, anti-trust, financial services and banking; insolvency, intellectual property, high-value divorce.
As the costs and risks of international arbitration grow, our hugely experienced team can provide you with the right financial solution to support any type of case across many jurisdictions around the world.
Law Firm Finance
Increasingly we work with leading law firms who are looking at innovative ways to finance their business growth and support their clients quickly, while effectively managing and mitigating risk.