Portfolio Litigation Funding
Woodsford offers portfolio funding arrangements for claimants and lawyers on whom we have been able to carry out enhanced due diligence, for example through previously financed cases. This means that our investment and our return may be spread across a portfolio of claims, and litigants and their lawyers benefit from accelerated financing and a lower cost of capital reflecting the lower risk profile of investments made across a portfolio of cases.
For law firms in particular, portfolio funding offers an ideal financing solution. Through this approach, we can provide financing for firms where our return is conditional on their success in commercial litigation cases. Our financing can be used for any purpose, including recruitment and expansion plans.
Portfolio funding from Woodsford has a number of advantages over bank loans and partner equity. Our financing is non-recourse, meaning we get a return only in the event of successful outcomes for the cases within the portfolio. Our capital does not burden the firm with debt.
There are three key factors we look at when we assess a case.
Litigation Funding offers portfolio funding arrangements for claimants and lawyers on whom we have been able to carry out enhanced due diligence, for example through previously financed cases.
Woodsford offers portfolio funding arrangements for claimants and lawyers on whom we have been able to carry out enhanced due diligence, for example through previously financed cases.
A successful court judgment is often not the end of the litigation process: rather, it can be a staging post along the way to successful recovery.
In many jurisdictions around the world, class actions, or other forms of group litigation, have established a means by which a large group of businesses, investors or other individuals can combine together in a single litigation.
Following a successful litigation action, cash flow can become a major issue for law firms and claimants alike as they face further delays in the realisation of any award.
Adverse costs orders are increasingly prevalent in international litigation, with many jurisdictions following the English model whereby the loser pays some or all of the winner’s legal costs.
Is Your Litigation Case Right for Funding?
There are three key factors we look at when we assess a case: First, we look for cases with strong merits. We will fund a wide range of cases including, but not limited to, the following categories: corporate and company matters, professional negligence, tax/VAT, anti-trust, financial services and banking; insolvency, intellectual property, high-value divorce.
As the costs and risks of international arbitration grow, our hugely experienced team can provide you with the right financial solution to support any type of case across many jurisdictions around the world.
Law Firm Finance
Increasingly we work with leading law firms who are looking at innovative ways to finance their business growth and support their clients quickly, while effectively managing and mitigating risk.