Is Your Case Right For Litigation Funding? 2017-05-10T14:07:54+00:00

Is Your Case Right For Litigation Funding?

What do we look for in a case?

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.

Second, it’s vital that the defendant has the financial strength to meet the claim.

Third, the claimant must also have a credible strategy as to where and how a judgement or award against the defendant will be enforced.

Minimum claim size

With regard to claim size, the claimant must have suffered provable damages of at least £3m. Ideally, an expert and independent third party – for example, forensic accountants – will have already advised on quantum. However, this can be commissioned after the funding agreement has been signed.

Naturally, we will want to ensure that the funding cost is proportionate to the claim value and we normally look for a ratio of 10:1 in terms of realistic claim quantum to funding requirement. Small claims with large costs don’t work economically.

You run your case

While we are always happy to put our world-class litigation experience and network of experts at your disposal, we recognise that the claimant and their legal team are in charge of running the case.

There are three key factors we look at when we assess a case.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Woodsford employs a number of world-class lawyers and other professionals, highly qualified and experienced in a number of jurisdictions.
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Is Your Case Right for Litigation Funding

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.

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Arbitration Funding

Arbitration Funding

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.

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Law Firm Finance

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.

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