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Ten years of litigation funding

In an article that appeared in 'Litigation Funding' (published by the Law Society of England & Wales), Woodsford's Head of Marketing, Steven Savage and COO, Jonathan Barnes look back at how the funding industry has developed over the last ten years. Woodsford celebrated its tenth anniversary in [...]

By |2020-11-23T10:59:44+00:00November 23rd, 2020|Categories: Jonathan Barnes, Litigation Funding, Steven Savage|Tags: |

Third-party Litigation Funding gets formal green light in BVI

Third-party Litigation Funding gets formal green light in BVI. Woodsford’s Alex Hickson looks at recent developments in the British Virgin Islands and how they provide welcome clarity around the permissibility of litigation funding. In September, the BVI’s Commercial Court, In the Matter of Exential Investments Inc [...]

By |2020-11-06T11:59:25+00:00November 6th, 2020|Categories: Alex Hickson, BVI|Tags: |

Woodsford announces further expansion, with hires to our executive team in London

Woodsford today announced further expansion, with two key London-based hires. Fred Bowman, who joins as an Investment Officer, is a solicitor with a broad range of experience including civil fraud, property, professional negligence, and shareholder disputes. Ioan Mortimer joins as an Investment Associate, with a background in [...]

By |2020-11-02T10:55:08+00:00November 2nd, 2020|Categories: Litigation Funding, Recruitment|Tags: , |

Just Published, our Latest Whitepaper: Non-Recourse Litigation Funding: a Transformative Tool for General Counsel

General Counsel can have responsibility for a broad and varied range of duties depending on the size of their company, the type of business it conducts and the jurisdictions in which it operates. Invariably, however, General Counsel are accountable to their board of directors and [...]

By |2020-09-22T14:37:13+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Categories: General Counsel|Tags: |

Woodsford announces further expansion, with key strategic hires on our tenth anniversary

Woodsford today announced further significant expansion, with two key US hires as we celebrates our tenth anniversary. Nick Setty, an intellectual property trial lawyer with 25 year's experience, joins our Investment Advisory Panel, and Dan Kesack, an experienced patent litigation attorney, joins our executive team. “Our [...]

By |2020-09-14T10:09:20+00:00September 14th, 2020|Categories: Litigation Funding, Recruitment|Tags: , |

The International Legal Finance Association (ILFA) launches today – with Woodsford playing its part

ILFA, the first- ever international association devoted to the growing commercial legal finance industry, launched today (8th September). ILFA will be the global voice of the commercial legal finance industry, representing its interests before governmental bodies, international organisations and professional associations and serving as a [...]

By |2020-09-09T09:05:59+00:00September 8th, 2020|Categories: ILFA|Tags: , |

Woodsford is recruiting a junior executive / paralegal / administrative assistant (London)

Woodsford is recruiting a junior executive / paralegal / administrative assistant to join our London office. This full-time role will support team members across an exciting and rapidly growing international business, with particular emphasis on the UK, EMEA & APAC markets. The majority of time [...]

By |2020-09-03T11:03:37+00:00September 1st, 2020|Categories: Jobs, Litigation Funding, Recruitment|Tags: |

Funding advances in Singapore and Hong Kong

In an article that appeared in 'Litigation Funding' (published by the Law Society of England & Wales), Woodsford's Charlie Morris and Franca Ciambella look at developments in Singapore and Hong Kong, including legislative changes and what the future holds for funding in the region. You can [...]

What the Smarter and Stronger Justice Act means for class actions in Ontario

Woodsford’s Ekin Cinar, based in Toronto, looks at what the Smarter and Stronger Justice Act means for class actions and how they can be financed in Ontario. On July 2, 2020, the Smarter and Stronger Justice Act (“Bill 161”) amending the Class Proceedings Act, 1992 [...]

By |2020-07-16T10:27:43+00:00July 16th, 2020|Categories: Canada, Class Action|Tags: , |

Woodsford is proud to support the Access to Justice Foundation

Woodsford is proud to announce that we have made a donation of £25,000 to the UK's Access to Justice Foundation. The Access for Justice Foundation was set up by the legal profession and is the only national charity solely focused on funding and supporting access [...]

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: |
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