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Woodsford is recruiting a Business Development and Origination Director (London)

Woodsford is seeking a versatile Business Development and Origination Director to help drive growth across our exciting international business, with particular emphasis on the UK, EMEA & APAC markets. The Business Development and Origination Director will be responsible for identifying and pursuing valuable law firm [...]

Woodsford appoints Simon Powell, former Head of Latham’s Hong Kong office, to our Investment Advisory Panel

30 January 2019: Woodsford  has announced that Hong Kong based Simon Powell has joined its Investment Advisory Panel. Simon Powell becomes Woodsford’s second Asia-based IAP member (alongside John Beechey), reflecting the increasing importance of the region to Woodsford. The third-party funding of arbitration in Hong [...]

Just Published: Litigation Funding 2019 the definitive guide to the regulation and practice of funding in 19 key economies worldwide

Third-party funding of litigation is a reality in many of the world’s leading dispute resolution centres. You can now read Litigation Funding 2019, the definitive survey of its regulation and practice in 19 key economies worldwide. This is the third annual edition of our global [...]

New Case Law on Discoverability of Litigation Funding Agreements in the US

Woodsford's Robin M. Davis assesses the latest developments in the US relating to discovery in cases where a funder is involved: Earlier this month, the US District Court for the Northern District of California issued a notable decision regarding discovery of litigation funding agreements.  MLC [...]

Woodsford continues rapid global growth

Woodsford Litigation Funding announces further expansion with a wave of senior executive appointments in the US and new Hong Kong based addition to our Investment Advisory Panel Appointments of Michael Kallus, Sarina Singh and Eamon Wood in the US and Simon Powell in Hong Kong continue [...]

Woodsford is recruiting a Commercial Manager (London or Philadelphia)

Woodsford Litigation Funding is seeking a versatile Commercial Manager to help drive growth across an exciting international business. The Commercial Manager will support the Finance & Commercial Director who sits in London and as such should be willing to re-locate temporarily to London (if based in [...]

New Frontiers – Litigation Funding in Israel

English law firms have for years exported their services around the world. Now London-based litigation funders like Woodsford are doing the same. Why are Israeli plaintiffs and lawyers the latest to be attracted to what London litigation funders have to offer? And why are global [...]

Just Published: A Practical Guide to Litigation Funding

In our experience, lawyers are consistently keen for answers to three general enquiries: What benefits can non-recourse funding offer their clients? What are the criteria for a case to be eligible for funding? What are the necessary diligence and transactional processes required to secure [...]

Woodsford announces US$100m commitment from major shareholder

19 November 2018: Woodsford has today announced that the family office of Chairman, Yves Bonavero, a major shareholder, has procured an increase in the family’s investment in Woodsford to US$100m to support the rapidly expanding business and taking the capital available to the business to [...]

Woodsford’s response to Hong Kong’s consultation on draft Code of Practice

On 30th August 2018, Hong Kong's Department of Justice launched a public consultation to seek views on the draft Code of Practice for Third Party Funding of Arbitration and Mediation. You can read Woodsford's response here.

Clare Owen joins the team as as we increase our focus on the Australian market

Woodsford Litigation Funding are delighted to announce the appointment of Clare Owen. Clare Owen, formerly at another well-known third party funder in Australia, joins Woodsford as a Consultant. She is an experienced litigation funding practitioner as well as a UK and Australian qualified solicitor. Woodsford [...]

Woodsford is recruiting a US Business Development Director

Woodsford Litigation Funding is seeking a versatile Business Development Director to help drive growth across an exciting international business, with particular emphasis on the U.S. market. As Business Development Director, you will be responsible for identifying and pursuing valuable law firm relationships and investment opportunities. The [...]

Woodsford announces another major strategic US hire, as Robin M. Davis joins the team

Woodsford Litigation Funding are delighted to announce the appointment of Robin M. Davis as Senior Investment Officer. Robin M. Davis, who joins Woodsford from highly regarded New York litigation boutique, Radulescu LLP, where she was partner, will focus on Woodford’s growing portfolio of US intellectual [...]

Woodsford responds to the ALRC inquiry into class action proceedings and third party litigation funders

ALRC inquiry; earlier this year, the Australian Law Reform Commission published a Discussion Paper relating to its 'Inquiry into Class Action Proceedings and Third-Party Litigation Funders (DP 85)' and invited responses to the proposals, commentary, analysis and questions in the Discussion Paper. You can view [...]

IP enforcement goes global

Due to the outsize expense and risk inherent in patent litigation, IP enforcement is a natural fit for litigation funding.  Partnering with a litigation funder allows a patent owner to achieve equal footing against larger, better-resourced defendants and to offset some of their risk to [...]

Woodsford is recruiting a Business Development & Sales Manager (US)

Woodsford Litigation Funding is seeking a versatile Business Development & Sales Manager to help drive growth across an exciting international business, with particular emphasis on the US market. Our  new Business Development & Sales Manager will be responsible for identifying and pursuing valuable law firm [...]

Woodsford’s CEO Steven Friel recognised as top 100

Woodsford is pleased that our CEO, Steven Friel, has been recognised as one of 100 top legal consultants and strategists in this year's 'Lawdragon Global 100 - Leading Consultants and Strategists to the Legal Profession'. Lawdragon state: "The emergence of advisors and consultants to the [...]

Join our rapidly expanding business in the UK or US

We have 2 opportunities to join our rapidly expanding business – as an Investment Officer based in either London or Philadelphia or a Business Development Manager based in Philadelphia.   For the Investment Officer role you’ll need to be a US-qualified lawyer with substantial patent [...]

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Litigation Finance for Boutique Law Firms

Prior to the development of litigation finance, there were few workable solutions for boutique law firms seeking to reduce financial pressure while also driving growth. Traditional credit providers are ill-suited to consider a law firm’s contingent receivables as a valuable asset. However, litigation finance [...]

Woodsford expands into Israel

Woodsford  expands into Israel and has become the first global litigation funder with a permanent presence on the ground, with the the appointment of Yoav Navon as a Consultant, based in Tel-Aviv. Woodsford's CEO, Steven Friel commented: “We are already funding a number of Israeli [...]