Woodsford again recognised as one of the world’s leading funders by Chambers and Partners.

Woodsford is delighted that our continued global growth and increased international presence has again been recognised by Chambers and Partners.  Ranked among the top 5 funders in the UK, we are also recognised for our success in the US (for both patent and non-patent funding), Australia and Canada. Our CEO, Steven Friel and CIO Charlie Morris have once more been recognised as ranked individuals.

“What the team is known for:

“Woodsford receives plaudits for its pragmatic approach and expertise, especially in matters of collective redress, and securities litigation.”


“Woodsford are more innovative and willing to be creative. They are thorough and understand you sometimes have to pay for good economic analysis. And if they do something, they do it right.”

Steven Friel  is the chief executive officer of Woodsford. An experienced litigator and funder, he is praised for his hands-on approach and ability to work constructively on even the biggest and most complicated matters. He has also recently published a book on the business of litigation funding.” “He is very easy to deal with, makes decisions quickly on an informed basis and won’t leave you hanging around. He grasps the facts and the law extremely quickly. He is an extremely good resource for Woodsford – a great strategic thinker.”

Charlie Morris has been praised for his expertise on financial services matters, his 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.”

This recognition is testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire global Woodsford team.