Jonathan Barnes

Chief Operating Officer & GC

London

jbarnes@woodsford.com

+44 (0)7780 607 650

Jonathan co-founded Woodsford in 2010. As one of the world’s most experienced litigation funding professionals, he serves on the boards of both the International Legal Finance Association (ILFA) and the Association of Litigation Funders (ALF).

Before leaving private practice, Jonathan enjoyed a successful 20-year career in the City of London as a transactional lawyer.  In 2006 he joined longstanding client Woodsford Consulting – a business consultancy and Family Office of a wealthy European family – as a director and subsequently CEO.

Jonathan co-founded Woodsford Group in 2010 and has been central to its successful growth. 

Woodsford is a founder member of the Association of Litigation Funders (ALF), the litigation funding industry’s self-regulatory body in England and Wales.

Woodsford is also a founder member of the International Legal Finance Association. ILFA’s mission is to engage, educate and influence legislative, regulatory and judicial landscapes as the global voice of the commercial legal finance industry.

Jonathan serves on the Boards of both ALF and ILFA.

Jonathan 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, 2023 and 2024.

Jonathan Barnes

Chief Operating Officer & GC

London

jbarnes@woodsford.com

+44 (0)7780 607 650

Jonathan co-founded Woodsford in 2010. As one of the world’s most experienced litigation funding professionals, he serves on the boards of both the International Legal Finance Association (ILFA) and the Association of Litigation Funders (ALF).

Before leaving private practice, Jonathan enjoyed a successful 20-year career in the City of London as a transactional lawyer.  In 2006 he joined longstanding client Woodsford Consulting – a business consultancy and Family Office of a wealthy European family – as a director and subsequently CEO.

Jonathan co-founded Woodsford Group in 2010 and has been central to its successful growth. 

Woodsford is a founder member of the Association of Litigation Funders (ALF), the litigation funding industry’s self-regulatory body in England and Wales.

Woodsford is also a founder member of the International Legal Finance Association. ILFA’s mission is to engage, educate and influence legislative, regulatory and judicial landscapes as the global voice of the commercial legal finance industry.

Jonathan serves on the Boards of both ALF and ILFA.

Jonathan 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, 2023 and 2024.