Testimonials

We work with claimants from around the world, funding a broad range of commercial litigation and arbitration cases. In all cases, claimants have a strong claim but lack the risk appetite or resources to pursue the case alone.

“Woodsford … receives plaudits for its pragmatic approach and expertise, especially in matters of collective redress, and securities litigation.”

Chambers and Partners, 2020

“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)

“Steven Friel is the chief executive officer of Woodsford. An experienced litigator and funder, he is praised for his hands-on approach and ability to work constructively on even the biggest and most complicated matters. “He is very easy to deal with, makes decisions quickly on an informed basis and won’t leave you hanging around. He grasps the facts and the law extremely quickly. He is an extremely good resource for Woodsford – a great strategic thinker.”

Chambers and Partners, 2020

“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.”

David G. Liston, Partner
Liston Abramson (New York)

Charlie Morris is chief investment officer covering the EMEA and APAC regions. He has been praised for his expertise on financial services matters, with sources reporting that he is “extremely knowledgeable in those areas, possibly more so than the lawyers who run the cases. If I had a case like that I would go to him.”

Chambers and Partners, 2020

“I would strongly recommend Woodsford – the team is made up of very experienced litigators who have practised at top firms and 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)

“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)

“Commentators praise Steven Friel’s flexible working style…“He is smart, and responds well and quickly to clients. He is willing to take a decision quickly and take some risk.” He has an enthusiastic demeanour and “enormous energy… He seems to have limitless energy to explore things, and he’s extremely sharp.”

Chambers and Partners, 2019

“Steven Friel is an experienced disputes practitioner who is held in high esteem as an adviser to Woodsford’s clients. Clients appreciate his ability to combine his litigation expertise with a commercial approach. One seasoned barrister reports that ‘he is very impressive. He has a razor sharp legal mind, is intellectually curious, and has strong business sense.'”

Chambers and Partners, 2018

Woodsford Litigation Our people

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 use and application 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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