Charlie Morris is at the cutting edge of developments in ESG litigation, leading Woodsford’s ground-breaking efforts to hold listed businesses to account for serious breaches of ESG standards. Charlie is expert in developing, organising and funding securities actions in the UK, Australia, continental Europe and Japan as well as class actions in Australia, the UK, including collective actions in the UK’s Competition Appeals Tribunal (CAT), and beyond.
As Chief Investment Officer of Woodsford, Charlie has overall responsibility for Woodsford’s investments. Charlie is an English-qualified senior lawyer and a leading figure in the global litigation finance industry and is regularly ranked by independent directories:
“Charlie is knowledgeable about this area [financial services matters] and has devoted a lot of attention to it.”
Chambers and Partners, 2023
“Charlie Morris has been praised for his expertise in financial services matters. An interviewee comments: “Charlie is a great strategic thinker and clients like him.”
Chambers and Partners, 2022
“Charlie’s acumen is praised, with one source stating: “Charlie is superb; he could have been a partner at any City law firm if he wanted to. Always available, super quick and direct. No surprise that he is their chief investment officer.”
Chambers and Partners, 2021
“Charlie …has been praised for his expertise on financial services matters, with sources reporting that he is “extremely knowledgeable in those areas, possibly more so than the lawyers who run the cases. If I had a case like that, I would go to him. ”
Chambers and Partners, 2020
Charlie was recognised as one of the top 100 professionals at the forefront of the litigation funding industry in the Lawdragon Global 100 – Leaders in Legal Finance Guide, 2021, 2022 and 2023.
Charlie was named by Business Today as one of the Top 10 Most Influential Litigation Funding Lawyers in the UK in 2023.
Before joining Woodsford in March 2016, Charlie was a litigation and arbitration lawyer at London disputes boutique Enyo Law LLP and before that at international firm Addleshaw Goddard LLP.