Simon Walsh discusses privilege and why litigation finance has grown so rapidly in the last 10 years

Simon Walsh, Special Counsel at Cadwalader in London, discusses why litigation finance has grown as rapidly as it has done in the last 10 years and how privilege relates to litigation funding, […]

Third-party Litigation Funding gets formal green light in the Cayman Islands

Third-party Litigation Funding gets formal green light in the Cayman Islands

Woodsford’s Fred Bowman and Ioan Mortimer look at recent developments in the Cayman Islands and how they provide welcome clarity around the permissibility of litigation funding.

The Private Funding of Legal Services Act 2020 (“the […]

By |2021-03-16T16:16:06+00:00February 10th, 2021|Categories: Cayman Islands, Fred Bowman|Tags: , , , |

Professor Anthony Sebok discusses the differences in attitudes to ‘fee splitting’ in the US, UK and Europe

Anthony Sebok, Professor of Law at Cardozo Law School, New York, discusses the differences in attitudes to ‘fee splitting’ in the US, UK and Europe and the obsession with medieval […]

David Siffert talks to Steven Friel about whether we can expect more legislation governing litigation finance

David Siffert, Director of Research and Projects at NYU School of Law, discusses whether we can expect more legislation governing litigation finance in the next 10 years, and the
interest from […]

Robin M. Davis promoted to Chief Investment Officer, US

Woodsford today announced the promotion of Robin M. Davis to Chief Investment Officer, US

The promotion means that the Quinn Emanuel and MIT alum now leads Woodsford’s US underwriting and investment team for all types of litigation […]

By |2021-03-16T16:30:31+00:00January 19th, 2021|Categories: Robin M. Davis|Tags: , , |

Robin Davis talks to Steven Friel about why we need a book on litigation finance now

Woodsford’s Robin Davis talks to Steven Friel about why we need a book on litigation finance at this time and how the contributors and themes were chosen.

You can view the video here

Published in […]

Woodsford welcomes the pro-claimant and pro-litigation funding decision of the UK Supreme Court in Merricks v Mastercard

Woodsford welcomes the pro-claimant and pro-litigation funding decision of the UK Supreme Court in Merricks v Mastercard that was handed down by the Supreme Court earlier today.

The decision makes it easier for class representatives, backed by litigation funding, to bring ‘opt-out’ […]

By |2021-03-16T16:37:20+00:00December 11th, 2020|Categories: CAT, Class Action|Tags: , , |

US Case Law Update: Delaware finds litigation funding-related documents either irrelevant or covered by the work product doctrine

Delaware finds litigation funding-related documents either irrelevant or covered by the work product doctrine.

Woodsford’s Dan Kesack assesses the latest developments in the Delaware relating to discovery and litigation funding-related documents:

A pair of decisions from the District of Delaware provide comfort that […]

By |2021-03-16T16:40:11+00:00December 4th, 2020|Categories: Discovery, USA|Tags: , , , |

Ten years of litigation funding

In an article that appeared in Litigation Funding‘ (published by the Law Society of England & Wales), Woodsford’s Head of Marketing, Steven Savage and COO, Jonathan Barnes look back at how the funding industry has developed over […]

By |2021-03-16T16:41:59+00:00November 23rd, 2020|Categories: Jonathan Barnes, Litigation Funding, Steven Savage|Tags: , |

Third-party Litigation Funding gets formal green light in BVI

Third-party Litigation Funding gets formal green light in BVI.

Woodsford’s Alex Hickson looks at recent developments in the British Virgin Islands and how they provide welcome clarity around the permissibility of litigation funding.

In September, the BVI’s Commercial Court, In the Matter […]

By |2021-03-16T16:43:26+00:00November 6th, 2020|Categories: Alex Hickson, BVI|Tags: , , |

Woodsford announces further expansion, with hires to our executive team in London

Woodsford today announced further expansion, with two key London-based hires.

Fred Bowman, who joins as an Investment Officer, is a solicitor with a broad range of experience including civil fraud, property, professional negligence, and shareholder disputes.

Ioan Mortimer joins as an Investment Associate, with a background in […]

By |2021-03-16T16:44:37+00:00November 2nd, 2020|Categories: Litigation Funding, Recruitment|Tags: , , , |

Just Published, our Latest Whitepaper: Non-Recourse Litigation Funding: a Transformative Tool for General Counsel

General Counsel can have responsibility for a broad and varied range of duties depending on the size of their company, the type of business it conducts and the jurisdictions in which it operates. Invariably, however, General Counsel are accountable to their board of directors and […]

By |2021-03-16T16:46:46+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Categories: General Counsel|Tags: , , |

Woodsford announces further expansion, with key strategic hires on our tenth anniversary

Woodsford today announced further significant expansion, with two key US hires as we celebrates our tenth anniversary.

Nick Setty, an intellectual property trial lawyer with 25 year’s experience at international firms Orrick, Fish & Richardson, and Jones Day, joins our Investment Advisory […]

By |2021-03-16T16:51:02+00:00September 14th, 2020|Categories: Litigation Funding, Recruitment|Tags: , , , |

The International Legal Finance Association (ILFA) launches today – with Woodsford playing its part

The International Legal Finance Association (ILFA) launches today – with Woodsford playing its part.

ILFA, the first- ever international association devoted to the growing commercial legal finance industry, launched today (8th September).

ILFA will be the global voice of the commercial legal finance industry, representing its interests […]

By |2021-03-16T16:54:52+00:00September 8th, 2020|Categories: ILFA|Tags: , , , |

Woodsford is recruiting a junior executive / paralegal / administrative assistant (London)

Woodsford is recruiting a junior executive to join our London office. This full-time role will support team members across an exciting and rapidly growing international business, with particular emphasis on the UK, EMEA & APAC markets.

The majority of time will be spent assisting the lawyers/investment […]

By |2021-03-16T16:58:45+00:00September 1st, 2020|Categories: Jobs, Litigation Funding, Recruitment|Tags: , , |

Funding advances in Singapore and Hong Kong

Funding advances in Singapore and Hong Kong.

In an article that appeared in ‘Litigation Funding‘ (published by the Law Society of England & Wales), Woodsford’s Charlie Morris and Franca Ciambella look at developments in Singapore and Hong Kong, including legislative changes and what […]

What the Smarter and Stronger Justice Act means for class actions in Ontario

Woodsford’s Ekin Cinar, based in Toronto, looks at what the Smarter and Stronger Justice Act means for class actions and how they can be financed in Ontario.

On July 2, 2020, the Smarter and Stronger Justice Act (“Bill 161”) amending the […]

By |2021-03-16T17:11:35+00:00July 16th, 2020|Categories: Canada, Class Action|Tags: , , , |

Woodsford is proud to support the Access to Justice Foundation

Woodsford is proud to  support the Access to Justice Foundation and has made a donation of £25,000.

The Access for Justice Foundation was set up by the legal profession and is the only national charity solely focused on funding and supporting access to justice. The Foundation […]

Steven Friel discusses funding with Brown Rudnick on their ‘A Little Legal, a Lot Interesting’ podcast

Steven Friel discusses funding with Brown Rudnick.

Woodsford’s CEO, Steven Friel, spoke to Christian Toms of Brown Rudnick as part of  their ‘A Little Legal, a Lot Interesting‘ podcast. Steven discusses the state of the litigation funding industry, the impact of COVID-19 and […]

By |2021-03-16T17:45:00+00:00July 6th, 2020|Categories: Podcast, Steven Friel|Tags: , , |

Woodsford recognised as one of the world’s leading litigation funders by Chambers and Partners

Woodsford recognised as one of the world’s leading litigation funders by Chambers and Partners.

Woodsford is delighted that our global growth and increased international presence has been recognised by Chambers and Partners.  We are one of only four funders ranked in the […]

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