Litigation funding can bridge the widening gap between decreasing legal budgets and ever-increasing law firm fees.

2023-09-28T15:33:40+00:00July 10th, 2023|

Over the last few years, law firms have been attempting to create additional revenue by raising their rates.[1]  At the same, many legal departments are facing decreases in their litigation budgets, with legal departments seeing up to 20% reduction in their budget.[2]  Additionally, the time […]

RoRo Car Shippers Fail in their Attempt to Launch UK Supreme Court Appeal of Cartel Class Action Certification

2023-06-02T13:36:17+00:00June 2nd, 2023|

LONDON, 2nd  JUNE 2023. In a huge boost to the hopes of millions of UK consumers who stand to gain from a Woodsford-funded collective action against five large shipping companies who engaged in an anticompetitive cartel, the UK Supreme Court announced yesterday that it had […]

Five members of the Woodsford team included in the latest Lawdragon Global 100 Leaders in Litigation Finance.

2023-04-03T11:06:25+00:00April 3rd, 2023|

We are delighted that five members of the Woodsford have been recognised and included in the latest Lawdragon Global 100 Leaders in Litigation Finance.

Our CEO, Steven Friel, both of our Chief Investment Officers, Robin Davis […]

Shareholder Litigation: The Tool of Last Resort (Interview with ESG Investor)

2023-04-03T11:14:49+00:00March 30th, 2023|

Shareholder Litigation

Our CEO, Steven Friel, was interviewed recently by Aaran Fronda of ESG Investor.

Steven explained why investors must actively engage with investee firms to make the downside of bad activity outweigh the upside for potential corporate wrongdoers.

“There is a growing […]

Woodsford announces further major expansion, with five new hires in Australia and the UK

2022-12-08T16:32:14+00:00December 6th, 2022|

Woodsford announces further major expansion

We are excited to announce a  further major expansion of our global team with the appointment of Jordan Howells as Senior Investment Officer together with three other appointments to our executive team and the addition of […]

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 […]

Woodsford is recruiting an Investment Associate in London

2022-10-04T10:44:02+00:00March 25th, 2022|

Woodsford is recruiting an Investment Associate in London

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 officers in our […]

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 […]

Woodsford is recruiting an Associate Lawyer / Investment Officer in Australia

2022-03-08T10:14:30+00:00January 31st, 2022|

Woodsford is recruiting an Associate Lawyer / Investment Officer in Australia.

Woodsford is seeking an Investment Officer to join our growing Australian team. The role can be based in Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne.

Our growing portfolio of Australian class actions and other litigations, and the resulting growth 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 […]

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