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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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’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 [...]

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 [...]