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Litigation Funding 2017 – global comparative guide now available

Woodsford is proud to announce the publication of the first edition of Litigation Funding 2017, published by 'Getting the Deal Through' and edited by Woodsford’s Steven Friel and Jonathan Barnes. This is the first global comparative survey of the law and practice of third-party litigation with [...]

By | 2017-07-31T11:14:28+00:00 November 20th, 2016|Categories: Litigation Funding|Tags: , |

The Court of Appeal Judgement in Excalibur

Woodsford Litigation Funding welcomes today’s Appeal Judgement in Excalibur Further judicial approval for litigation funding. The Court of Appeal reaffirmed litigation funding as: “an accepted and judicially sanctioned activity perceived to be in the public interest.” Tomlinson LJ The funder’s ongoing role The Court recognised [...]

By | 2017-08-14T10:34:46+00:00 November 8th, 2016|Categories: Court of Appeal, Woodsford Litigation Funding|Tags: , |

John Beechey and Steven Friel at Enyo Arbitration Seminar

Enyo Arbitration Breakfast Seminar - Third Party Funding in Arbitration: Essar v Norscot and beyond John Beechey CBE and Steven Friel of Woodsford Litigation Funding will be speaking at a discussion and question seminar at the Enyo Arbitration Breakfast Seminar on 22 November 2016.

By | 2017-07-31T10:54:08+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Categories: Litigation Funding|Tags: , , |

Woodsford’s ‘Hybrid DBA’

Law firms have shown little appetite for Damage Based Agreements (contingency fees) since their introduction back in April 2013. How did the legislators get it wrong and is there a practical work-around? The Damages Based Agreements Regulations 2013 permit lawyers to work on a ‘no [...]

By | 2017-05-12T13:33:21+00:00 October 14th, 2016|Categories: Damage Based Agreements, Woodsford Litigation Funding|Tags: |

WLF welcomes the recommendations from Hong Kong LRC

Woodsford Litigation Funding Limited is at the forefront of developments in the law and practice of litigation funding around the world. We have liaised with the Singapore Ministry of Law’s public consultation on opening up access to justice in arbitral proceedings within Singapore, and we [...]

Helena Kennedy gives the inaugural WLF Lecture to Westminster University

In what was surely the most well attended litigation funding event of the year, Baroness Helena Kennedy QC yesterday delivered the inaugural Woodsford Litigation Funding Lecture at the University of Westminster Law School. The audience of lawyers, policymakers, academics and students were welcomed to the [...]

By | 2017-08-02T11:11:19+00:00 October 12th, 2016|Categories: Woodsford Litigation Funding|Tags: |

A Classic Case of David v Goliath

Woodsford Litigation Funding's role in supporting claimants in David v Goliath litigation was highlighted recently in a landmark ruling of the English High Court: Essar Oilfields Services Limited v Norscott Rig Management PVT Limited [2016] EWHC 2361 (Comm). The Commercial Court of England and Wales has made a landmark decision [...]

By | 2017-05-12T13:33:52+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Categories: English High Court, Woodsford Litigation Funding|Tags: |

Helena Kennedy to give the inaugural WLF Lecture

Baroness Helena Kennedy QC to deliver the inaugural Woodsford Litigation Funding Lecture at the University of Westminster Law School on 11 October 2016 Baroness Helena Kennedy QC is one of Britain's most distinguished lawyers. She has spent her professional life giving voice to those who have [...]

By | 2017-08-02T11:03:23+00:00 September 13th, 2016|Categories: Litigation Funding|Tags: |

Woodsford to partner in the ACO Guarantee Fund by the PIAC

Woodsford Litigation Funding is delighted to be the first partner in the ACO Guarantee Fund launched this week by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre. Click here to read the article.

By | 2017-08-16T08:27:06+00:00 September 9th, 2016|Categories: ACO Guarantee Fund, Woodsford Litigation Funding|Tags: |

Litigation funding Singapore

Woodsford Litigation Funding is at the forefront of developments in the law and practice of litigation funding around the world. We are therefore pleased to have been given an opportunity to respond to the Singapore Ministry of Law’s public consultation on opening up access to justice [...]

By | 2017-10-26T14:40:54+00:00 August 3rd, 2016|Categories: Litigation Funding|Tags: , |