Advisors

Insolvency practitioners commonly come across valuable claims held by insolvent companies.

Accountants are often the first to uncover a fraud at a client.

A supply chain consultant may be the one to identify a major supplier has been negligent.

These are just some examples of when advisors uncover issues that might require legal redress.

When a client seeks guidance from its advisors in these situations, the client will be concerned about costs of litigation, the prospects of success, and the time it might take to resolve a dispute.

Litigation funding could be the best option.

Examples of things we do

  • Harbour can provide capital in exchange for a share of the proceeds if the claim is successful. This can apply a single case or a portfolio of cases.
  • Harbour can create a facility for an advisor to fund a portfolio claims for its clients in exchange for a share of the proceeds.
  • Harbour can help the client of an advisor when they are a defendant. This could include reducing damages and cost exposure through funding or, insurance products provided by Harbour Underwriting Group.
  • Harbour can partner with an advisor to co-market to our combined client base
Clients and partners

If you require assistance, please contact us.

The litigation funding market is increasingly crowded but Harbour stands out as one of a handful of providers who are reliable, commercial and pragmatic in their approach.

— Paul Worth, Joint Head of Litigation Eversheds Sutherland

You are dealing with professionals who both understand the ups and downs of litigation, but also have the commercial awareness of which cases are likely to work for them.

— Richard Leedham, Mishcon de Reya

They operate at the Rolls-Royce end of the market, funding serious cases with staff who can actually add value in the context of litigation. It's very useful to have a litigation funder who does not back seat drive. They bring very useful and objective solutions.

— Chambers & Partners 2020

They have real depth of experience in funding group claims, better than other funders for the UK. Real experts in that area.

— Chambers & Partners 2020

Harbour are like royalty. Very, very good, very polished and very sophisticated. They give you a very quick turnaround, and get cases in and out the door. The thing I like about them is that when they are not interested, they give you a quick no.

— Chambers & Partners 2020

They are experienced and know their market, which really helps when they are in front of clients. They also have a track record with which many of the newer funders struggle to compete.

— Paul Worth, Joint Head of Litigation Eversheds Sutherland

Harbour is not afraid to talk about out-of-the-box commercial agreements and to bring in other high-end firms who can add value to the process in Australia. Sophisticated and high-end funding, very complex cases. Love their thinking and their ingenuity.

— Chambers & Partners 2020

We don’t see Harbour as just funders – we see them as business partners – and that we are in the case together to get the best result for the clients (or the class).

— Johnson Winter & Slattery

Impeccable reputation in the marketplace.

— Chambers & Partners 2019

Never met a funder so involved – they work hand in glove with their clients.

— Chambers & Partners 2019

Early on, thought-through decisions are reached about cases which means minimum frustration for clients. As cases progress the team are always willing to discuss any aspect while maintaining the correct distance.

— Richard Leedham, Mishcon de Reya

They listen to what you say, then form their own view and put in a realistic contingency to use if needed.

— Chambers & Partners 2019

The perfect funder needs to be somewhere between a traditional lawyer and a hedge fund manager. It’s essential to have a legal understanding yet to be very commercial.

— Ben Williams, King & Spalding

Case studies

Mercedes

A UK consumer case against Mercedes for its use of illegal emissions-cheating devices.

Sotheby’s

A professional negligence claim against Sotheby’s for its alleged failure to identify the true provenance of a painting sold at auction.

Montara

A class action by 15,000 Indonesian seaweed farmers against a Thai oil company following an oil spill in the Timor Sea in 2009.  

Our team

We have a diverse group of people, all of whom understand what is required to progress a case. All have specialist litigation and arbitration experience in numerous jurisdictions. They have the creativity and problem solving capacity to take your case to completion.

Meet everyone

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