Hugh Tait

Hugh Tait
Investment Officer

Hugh Tait is an Australian qualified lawyer who has worked on a diverse range of complex, large-scale litigation and arbitration matters in both Australia and England, spanning contractual, financial and IP disputes, class/collective actions, fraud and insolvency.

Before joining Woodsford, Hugh was employed at one of the world’s leading dispute resolution firms, Hausfeld, and before coming to England, was employed at one of Australia’s leading law firms, HWL Ebsworth. He has experience litigating in the Supreme Courts of Queensland and New South Wales, the Federal Court of Australia and the High Court of England (both Chancery and Commercial Divisions). 

While in private practice, he had extensive experience acting for claimants pursuing their claims with the support of litigation funding, including a claimant group in the first class/collective action filed in Queensland and a startup technology company pursuing a circa £1 billion IP claim in England.  

Hugh has a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Business – Major in Finance (Distinction) from Queensland University of Technology and was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and High Court of Australia in 2015.  

Email Hugh or telephone +44 (0) 7496 423 374

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)

Meet the team

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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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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