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Steven Friel discusses funding with Brown Rudnick on their ‘A Little Legal, a Lot Interesting’ podcast

Woodsford's CEO, Steven Friel, spoke to Christian Toms of Brown Rudnick as part of  their 'A Little Legal, a Lot Interesting' podcast. Steven discusses the state of the litigation funding industry, the impact of COVID-19 and argues robustly that further regulation of funders is not [...]

By |2020-07-06T12:35:46+00:00July 6th, 2020|Categories: Podcast, Steven Friel|Tags: |

Woodsford recognised as one of the world’s leading litigation funders by Chambers and Partners

Woodsford is delighted that our global growth and increased international presence has been recognised by Chambers and Partners.  We are one of only four funders ranked in the USA, UK and Asia-Pacific. Our CEO, Steven Friel has again been recognised as a ranked individual, and [...]

By |2020-06-29T09:04:23+00:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: Chambers, Charlie Morris, Steven Friel|Tags: , , |

Woodsford is recruiting an Operations and Accounts Assistant

Woodsford is currently recruiting a full-time Operations and Accounts Assistant who will work in the small finance team of the wider Woodsford Group but be a dedicated employee of Woodsford Litigation Funding. The successful candidate will work directly with the Commercial Manager and Financial Controller [...]

By |2020-06-19T11:12:15+00:00June 19th, 2020|Categories: Jobs, Litigation Funding, Recruitment|Tags: |

Woodsford’s Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services in respect of its Inquiry into Litigation funding and the regulation of the class action industry in Australia

On Thursday 11th June, Woodsford delivered a considered response to the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services inquiry into Litigation funding and the regulation of the class action industry. You can read Woodsford's response here.

By |2020-06-15T15:44:15+00:00June 15th, 2020|Categories: Australia, Class Action, Third-Party Funding|Tags: , |

Franca Ciambella joins Woodsford in Singapore

Woodsford today announced further expansion of our international executive team with the appointment of Franca Ciambella in Singapore. Franca’s extensive experience as a dispute resolution lawyer in Asia, focusing on complex commercial and corporate disputes, as well as her vast experience as a mediator, will be [...]

Financial Support for International Arbitration

In an article that appeared in 'Litigation Funding' (published by the Law Society of England & Wales), Woodsford's Adam Erusalimsky and Alex Hickson look at how funding can aid claimants in international arbitration; including a look at what the major arbitral institutions have said regarding funding [...]

Supreme Court of Canada ruling further supports the use of litigation funding while regarding insolvent plaintiff’s claim as ‘akin to a pot of gold …’

The Supreme Court of Canada this week (8 May 2020) published written reasons for its judgment in Québec inc. v. Callidus Capital Corp. 2020 SCC 10 (the Bluberi case). The joint reasons were given by Wagner C.J. and Moldaver J., with Abella, Karakatsanis, Côté, Rowe and [...]

By |2020-05-18T13:29:55+00:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: Canada, Steven Friel, Third-Party Funding|Tags: |

Woodsford, delighted to have helped achieve redress for shareholders in the class action against Vocus Group in Australia, disappointed that a Common Fund Order was not granted.

Woodsford, while pleased with the results of the class action against Vocus Group in the Australian courts and the return on its investment, is disappointed that Justice Moshinsky refused the application for a Common Fund Order (CFO). The Action, filed in April 2019, alleged that [...]

Scotland takes a welcome step in the promotion of access to justice

As a result of The Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings)(Scotland) Act 2018 (Success Fee Arrangements) Regulations 2020 coming into force earlier this week, Scotland has taken further steps to promote access to justice. The Regulations mean that Damages-Based Agreements (DBAs) are now available in the armoury of [...]

By |2020-04-29T12:18:30+00:00April 29th, 2020|Categories: Damage Based Agreements, Scotland, Third-Party Funding|Tags: , |

Woodsford’s response to the Scottish Civil Justice Council Working Group’s Consultation on Group Proceedings

On Friday 24th April, Woodsford delivered a considered response to the Scottish Civil Justice Council Working Group’s Consultation on Group Proceedings. You can read Woodsford's response here.

By |2020-04-27T09:34:17+00:00April 27th, 2020|Categories: Class Action, Scotland, Third-Party Funding|Tags: |

Woodsford is recruiting a US-qualified Investment Officer

Woodsford Litigation Funding is seeking an experienced US-qualified lawyer with substantial experience in both patent infringement and commercial litigation to join us as an Investment Officer. The role can be based in London, New York or Philadelphia. The role involves assessing, recommending and managing Woodsford’s [...]

Woodsford funds Australia’s largest ever securities class action – against Westpac

Woodsford is pleased to be the funder behind the largest ever securities class action in Australia, recently filed by the law firm Phi Finney McDonald against Westpac Banking Corporation (Westpac) relating to its alleged breaches of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF) legislation. The class [...]

By |2019-12-18T12:22:40+00:00December 18th, 2019|Categories: Australia, Class Action|Tags: , , , |

Woodsford is proud to support Australia’s Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) and in particular, the Adverse Costs Order (ACO) Guarantee Fund.

Woodsford is proud to support Australia’s Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) and in particular, the Adverse Costs Order (ACO) Guarantee Fund. PIAC has been at the forefront of public interest advocacy in Australia since its launch in 1982 and tackles difficult social problems that impact [...]

Woodsford is recruiting a Business Development Manager (Hong Kong)

Woodsford Litigation Funding is recruiting a versatile Business Development Manager in Hong Kong. The Business Development Manager will be responsible for identifying and pursuing valuable law firm relationships and investment opportunities. The role offers tremendous growth potential and is best suited for those who thrive [...]

How litigation funding can help universities protect innovation

In an article that appeared in 'Litigation Funding' (published by the Law Society of England & Wales), Woodsford's Robin Davis looks at how litigation funders can help universities, their faculty and students protect the value of their IP. “Top colleges and universities around the world [...]

By |2019-11-13T14:24:20+00:00November 13th, 2019|Categories: IP, Litigation Funding, Patent, Robin M. Davis, TTO|Tags: , , , |

Woodsford enters the Canadian market with three key hires

Woodsford today announced further expansion of our international executive team and entry into the Canadian market with the appointment John G. Booth, Ekin Cinar and Richard Asselin as Consultants. Ekin, with extensive experience in complex, high-value disputes involving commercial arbitration and litigation, is based in [...]

Woodsford announces further significant expansion with three key London hires and a continued international recruitment drive

Woodsford today announced further significant expansion with three key London hires and a continued international recruitment drive. The appointment of Adam Erusalimsky, Alex Hickson and Daniel Littman in London and the search for Business Development Managers in Singapore and Canada (x2) illustrate Woodsford’s continued rapid [...]

Woodsford’s response to the Ministry of Law’s consultation on conditional fee agreements in Singapore

The Singaporean Ministry of Law launched a public consultation on 27th August 2019 to gather feedback on the proposed amendments to the Civil Law Act and the Legal Profession Act to allow for conditional fee agreements (CFAs) for prescribed categories of proceedings. You can read [...]

By |2019-10-23T15:16:29+00:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: Arbitration, Asia, International Arbitration, Singapore, Third-Party Funding|Tags: |

The Future of class actions in the UK from a Funder’s perspective

Class action funding in the UK. In an interview with leading Dutch law firm Houthoff, Woodsford's CEO, Steven Friel, looks at what the future holds for class actions in the UK, from a funder's perspective. “In the UK, up until around 20 years ago, any [...]

Woodsford is recruiting two Business Development Managers (Canada)

Woodsford Litigation Funding is recruiting two versatile Business Development Managers to help develop the Canadian market. Each Business Development Manager will be responsible for identifying and pursuing valuable law firm relationships and investment opportunities. The roles offer tremendous growth potential and are best suited for [...]