Single Case Arbitration Funding
Woodsford offers finance on a case by case basis for high value international arbitrations, where the claimant lacks the resources or risk appetite to proceed without financial support. Our funding is typically non-recourse, with Woodsford’s return payable only upon success. The terms of investment and of our return are tailored for each case.
Arbitration Funding may cover:
- Lawyers’ Fees: We can fund some or all of the fees incurred by the claimant’s lawyers. We do not require that claimant lawyers act on a conditional or contingency fee basis, but a lawyer’s willingness to take some risk in the outcome of a case weighs heavily in our decision making.
- Disbursements: These may include costs relating to e-disclosure, expert witnesses, and court or tribunal fees. Woodsford can fund disbursements in addition to lawyers’ fees, or we can fund only disbursements. It is common, for example, for claimant law firms to work on a 100% conditional or contingent fee basis (i.e. where all of their fees are deferred, payable upon success), in which case the claimant requires only funding for disbursements.
Woodsford will consider providing financial solutions for any type of arbitration, in any jurisdiction, and at any stage, from pre-action to post-judgment. We understand that ‘fee fatigue’ can set in during complex cases, and therefore we are prepared to fund appeal/annulment proceedings, and contentious enforcements.
There are three key factors we look at when we assess a case.
Woodsford offers finance on a case by case basis for high value international arbitrations, where the claimant lacks the resources or risk appetite to proceed without financial support. Our funding is non-recourse, with Woodsford’s return payable only upon success. The terms of investment and of our return are tailored for each individual case.
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 arbitral award is often not the end of the arbitration process: rather, it can be a staging post along the way to successful recovery.
The case of Essar v Norscot  EWHC 2361 (Comm) was one of the most high-profile international arbitration cases of 2016. Woodsford’s successful funding of this landmark case has driven the development of a range of specialist international arbitration finance solutions.
Is Your Case Right for
There are three key factors we look at when we assess a case: First, we look for a case with strong merits. Thanks to our deep experience in this area of law, we’re comfortable funding international arbitrations across a number of jurisdictions.
We provide a range of litigation funding solutions to support your pursuit of justice at every stage of your case. We can bear as much of the cost and risk as you need to allow your action to go-ahead.
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.