Commercial Litigation Finance

We provide a range of funding solutions that remove some or all of the financial risk associated with litigation and arbitration.

We know that pursuing a claim can be a daunting, expensive and lengthy process. Delivering justice for claimants requires strength, resolve, expertise and a detailed understanding of risk.

Our combination of legal and financial expertise, combined with sizeable, secure capital funds, means we can move quickly to deliver tailored funding solutions that remove some or all of the financial risk associated with litigation or arbitration.

What are litigation and arbitration funding?

Litigation and arbitration funding are ways of redressing the balance of legal claims. Until recently, well-funded defendants were frequently able to outspend their opponents and make the pursuit of justice difficult, risky and, in some cases, impossible. This often meant justice was not pursued, even when a business had an excellent claim.

Funding from Woodsford can bear as much of the cost and risk involved in pursuing justice as you need, enabling sound actions to go ahead when they might otherwise stall.

What’s in it for Woodsford?

In return for taking on significant financial risk, Woodsford receives a percentage of the damages recovered or a multiple of the costs funded – assuming the case is won. Funding is non-recourse, meaning that if the proceedings fail, we receive nothing and may even face liability for the other side’s costs.

Why partner with Woodsford?

Historically, parties with good claims but without the financial strength to pursue them have turned to funders like Woodsford.  On balance, it is often better to share the proceeds of a successful case than keep 100% of an action they can’t get over the finish line on their own.

Increasingly, businesses with the means to pursue claims are turning to funders to reduce the risk involved inherent in any claim, mitigate the detrimental effect of lengthy claims on cash flow and to remove litigation costs from the balance sheet.

Woodsford has a successful twelve-year track record of providing funding solutions for many high value claims.

These funding solutions are the result of our team’s extensive, direct experience of complex disputes, and our understanding of the unique and complex challenges involved in every case.  In some instances, we have funded cases which other funders refused to support due to their complex international characteristics.

Our proven expertise, combined with our own capital funding, allows us to move quickly to provide clients with highly flexible, innovative funding solutions. As stated above, we provide funding on a non-recourse basis and can work with single or portfolios of cases, ensuring the best financial arrangement for both law firms and claimants in each instance.

Tailored funding solutions

As every claim is unique, it is essential that finance solutions can be tailored to best meet the needs of the stakeholders involved. Funding must work to protect claimants from the risk of escalating costs or adverse results – and must ultimately facilitate the smoothest pursuit of justice.

For further information, contact Bob Koneck.

There are three key factors we look at when we assess a case.
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Litigation Finance offers portfolio finance arrangements for claimants and lawyers on whom we have been able to carry out enhanced due diligence, for example through previously financed cases.
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Woodsford offers portfolio finance arrangements for claimants and lawyers on whom we have been able to carry out enhanced due diligence, for example through previously financed cases.
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A successful court judgment is often not the end of the litigation process: rather, it can be a staging post along the way to successful recovery.
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In many jurisdictions around the world, class actions, or other forms of group litigation, have established a means by which a large group of businesses, investors or other individuals can combine together in a single litigation.
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Following a successful litigation action, cash flow can become a major issue for law firms and claimants alike as they face further delays in the realisation of any award.
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Adverse costs orders are increasingly prevalent in international litigation, with many jurisdictions following the English model whereby the loser pays some or all of the winner’s legal costs.
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Woodsford employs a number of world-class lawyers and other professionals, highly qualified and experienced in a number of jurisdictions.
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An increasing number of firms are seeking law firm finance solutions to help drive business development and growth, and to allow them to move more quickly to support clients.
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Commercial Litigation Finance

Commercial Litigation Finance

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