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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: , |

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 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 [...]

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: |

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 [...]

Woodsford is recruiting a Business Development Manager (Singapore)

Woodsford Litigation Funding is seeking a versatile Business Development Manager to work out of our Singapore office, although the role will also cover Hong Kong and the wider Asian market. The Business Development Manager will be responsible for identifying and pursuing valuable law firm relationships [...]

Mitesh Modha joins Woodsford as Business Development & Origination Director

Woodsford today announced further expansion of its international executive team with the appointment of Mitesh Modha to the position of Business Development & Origination Director. Mitesh, who will play a key role in Woodsford’s business development activities outside of North America, joins from Kain Knight, [...]

Woodsford is recruiting a Senior Investment Officer (London)

Woodsford is seeking an experienced litigation lawyer to join us as a Senior Investment Officer in our central London office. The role involves assessing investment opportunities (i.e. litigations and arbitrations in need of funding), advising on whether to invest and on what terms, and managing [...]

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 and report to our Finance & Commercial Director, Mark Spiteri, who sits in London and as such should be willing to re-locate temporarily [...]

Woodsford opens office in Tel Aviv

Woodsford today announced that we are the first of the big, global litigation funders to open an office in Tel Aviv, Israel, and that we are looking to invest $20m in Israeli-sourced disputes in 2019/20. Woodsford has also announced the appointment of Yoav Navon as [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]