Woodsford announces major expansion, with six new hires in the UK and US

2022-10-04T10:25:27+00:00August 2nd, 2022|

Woodsford announces further expansion

We are excited to announce a  further major expansion of our global team with the appointment of Ryan Schultz as Vice President, Business Development in the US, four new members of the London-based underwriting and finance teams and the addition of […]

(Another) Decision to Watch on Discoverability of Litigation Funding Materials in the US: Fleet Connect v. Waste Connections

2022-10-04T10:37:44+00:00July 18th, 2022|

As litigation funding becomes more prevalent in patent litigation, defendants in the US are likely to attempt to obtain discovery into such agreements.  However, litigation funding discovery is usually nothing more than a fishing expedition aimed to create additional burden for plaintiffs.  Recently, Judge […]

Litigation Funding 2022 – your updated guide to the developing law and practice of funding in Germany

2022-10-04T10:41:37+00:00April 21st, 2022|

Third-party funding was launched in Germany in 1999 and the overwhelming majority of the legal community welcomed the idea. Litigation funding closed the gap between credit facilities provided by banks, which are typically not granted without securities being provided by the claimant, and the prohibition […]

Litigation Funding 2022 – your updated guide to the developing law and practice of funding in France

2022-10-04T10:43:28+00:00April 5th, 2022|

The legality of third-party litigation funding is well established in France.

Nevertheless, the French market for third-party litigation funding is still comparatively small. Among other factors, this may be attributed to the fact that French law traditionally did not recognise class actions or punitive damages and […]

Litigation Funding 2022 – your updated guide to the developing law and practice of funding in New Zealand

2022-03-21T09:41:28+00:00March 21st, 2022|

Third-party litigation funding is permitted in New Zealand. Although the common law torts of maintenance (assisting a party in litigation without justification) and champerty (assisting in consideration of a share of proceeds of the litigation) have not technically been abolished, the recent attitude of the […]

Litigation Funding 2022 – your updated guide to the developing law and practice of funding in Switzerland

2022-03-16T11:20:11+00:00March 16th, 2022|

The Swiss Federal Supreme Court held in 2004 that litigation funding by third-party funders is permissible in Switzerland provided that the funder acts independently of the client’s lawyer (BGE 131 I 223). The court stated that it could even be advantageous for a claimant to […]

Court decides that groundbreaking £150m class action on behalf of UK car buyers can proceed

2022-02-18T14:06:22+00:00February 18th, 2022|

Court decides that groundbreaking £150m class action on behalf of UK car buyers can proceed

London’s specialist competition court, the Competition Appeal Tribunal, has today  (Friday 18 February) given the green light to a class action on behalf of millions of motorists and businesses, who […]

Litigation Funding 2022 – your updated guide to the developing law and practice of funding for international arbitration

2022-02-07T10:34:24+00:00February 7th, 2022|

Litigation Funding 2022- your updated guide to the developing law and practice of funding for international arbitration

While international arbitration spans multiple types of claims, overlapping jurisdictions and legal regimes, there are some commonalities to consider. A practitioner considering […]

Litigation Funding 2022 – your updated guide to the developing law and practice of funding in the Netherlands

2022-02-03T12:29:52+00:00February 3rd, 2022|

Litigation Funding 2022- your updated guide to the developing law and practice of funding in The Netherlands

Litigation funding is available and is legally permitted in the Netherlands – both in state court litigation and in arbitration. Litigation funding constitutes a growing field, especially […]

Litigation Funding 2022 – your updated guide to the developing law and practice of funding in Israel

2022-02-02T09:46:25+00:00February 2nd, 2022|

Litigation Funding 2022- your updated guide to the developing law and practice of funding in Israel 

Third-party funding for litigation in Israel is an accepted part of the litigation landscape and has been judicially endorsed by the Israeli courts in […]

Litigation Funding 2022 – your updated guide to the developing law and practice of funding in Australia

2022-01-28T10:15:11+00:00January 28th, 2022|

Litigation Funding 2022- your updated guide to the developing law and practice of funding in Australia 

The environment for litigation funding is increasingly complex with several recent judicial and legislative developments affecting the conduct of third-party litigation funding. The developments predominantly relate to funding of […]

Litigation Funding 2022 – your updated guide to the developing law and practice of funding in England & Wales

2022-01-24T10:33:45+00:00January 24th, 2022|

Litigation Funding 2022- your updated guide to the developing law and practice of funding in England & Wales

Third-party litigation funding has long been permitted and endorsed by the judiciary and policymakers as a tool of access to justice. Consistent with modern […]

Litigation Funding 2022 – your global guide to the law and practice of funding in 23 key jurisdictions

2022-01-20T11:21:55+00:00January 20th, 2022|

Litigation Funding 2022- your global guide to the law and practice of funding in 23 key jurisdictions.

Woodsford is proud that the 6th edition of Litigation Funding, published by Lexology and edited by our very own Steven Friel and […]

Govia Thameslink Railway to face legal claim worth up to £77m as over 3 million consumers are overcharged for London train fares

2021-11-25T13:33:55+00:00November 25th, 2021|

Govia Thameslink Railway to face legal claim worth up to £77m

The claim, funded by Woodsford, is seeking compensation worth up to £77m for routine overcharging on train tickets affecting an estimated 3.2 million passengers and has been filed against the operator of one of Britain’s […]

Rail Passengers Cleared to Make £93m Legal Claim for ‘Boundary Fares’

2021-10-25T10:52:29+00:00October 20th, 2021|

Rail Passengers Cleared to Make £93m Legal Claim for ‘Boundary Fares’

London’s specialist competition court, the Competition Appeal Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) has given the green light to rail passengers to seek compensation for overcharging by the

Read our whitepaper: Litigation Finance for In-house Legal Departments

2021-10-27T08:33:45+00:00August 26th, 2021|

Litigation Finance for In-house Legal Departments

In-house legal departments face tremendous financial and operational pressure.

Most general counsel believe that technological modernization and more effective management of spend on outside counsel could result in cost savings. But most lack the […]

Woodsford’s Public Submission to UNCITRAL in respect of the Secretariat’s draft provisions on the regulation of third-party funding

2021-10-25T10:46:28+00:00August 2nd, 2021|

Woodsford’s Public Submission to UNCITRAL

On Friday 30th July 2021, Woodsford delivered a considered public submission to UNCITRAL in respect of the Secretariat’s draft provisions on the regulation of third-party funding in Investor-State Dispute Settlement.

“Woodsford respectfully disagrees with the Working Group’s […]

Woodsford’s Public Submission to the Australian Treasury and Attorney General relating to the Joint Consultation Paper regarding minimum returns in class actions

2021-10-25T11:25:46+00:00June 29th, 2021|

Woodsford’s Submission to the Australian Treasury and Attorney General

On Friday 25th June 2021, Woodsford delivered a considered public submission to the Australian Treasury and Attorney General in respect of the Joint Consultation Paper entitled ‘Guaranteeing a minimum return of […]

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