Stephen O’Dowd, Senior Director of Litigation Funding, features in the latest video from Addleshaw Goddard’s litigation finance perspectives series. In ‘The class action perspective’, Stephen shares his views on the risk management option transforming the global disputes market and considers what the future holds for class action litigation funding. To watch the video, please click […]
We are proud to support the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) and their valuable work in tackling difficult social problems in Australian communities. PIAC was launched in July 1982 and over the following years, pioneered public interest advocacy in Australia. PIAC has advocated for the vulnerable, been at the forefront of improving access to justice, […]
At Harbour we are committed to working in partnership, streamlining processes and providing a range of funding solutions to clients. Our collaboration with Eversheds Sutherland demonstrates this commitment by offering clients access to funding in standalone claims and a portfolio of cases. The relationship between our two firms will be led by Darrell Porter, Senior […]
Gina Wasikowski joined Harbour as Marketing Manager in August 2019. Gina supports the Investment Management team and is responsible for promoting the Harbour brand. After her first few weeks, Ellora MacPherson catches up with her to find out how it is going. Gina, why did you join Harbour? I was looking for a role at […]
Harbour travelled to Australia to meet our long-term strategic partners and attend key events. Ellora MacPherson speaks to Stephen O’Dowd, Senior Director of Litigation Funding and J-P Pitt, Director of Litigation Funding about their trip and their views on the Australian market. Stephen, can you tell me if there are any trends emerging that you […]
We are pleased to learn that we have retained our Band 1 ranking in the U.K in which we are described by lawyers as having an “impeccable reputation in the marketplace.” Clients say they have “…never met a funder so involved – they work hand in glove together with clients” and another describing us as […]
The liquidator of a group of investment funds (IF) wanted to bring a claim against the auditors of the IF for failing to identify frauds perpetuated by the former manager of the IF.
A group of well capitalised organisations, including FTSE 100 constituents, were keen to remove from their financial statements the costs of a £400m shareholder action which they had brought.
Litigation funding can provide access to justice for the economically disadvantaged. This is demonstrated by the AU$ 250 million+ Australian class action funded by Harbour and brought by some 15,000 seaweed farmers against PTTEP Australasia (Ashmore Cartier) Pty Ltd,
In late 2016 an AU$85m class action was filed against a large marketing group for sham contracting. This occurs where an individual described as an independent contractor actually holds a relationship of employment.
Even in a case where limitation was approaching and where the defendant was a financial institution, Harbour’s funding and introduction of a leading law firm led to a successful outcome for the claimants.
A breach of trust of an investment management agreement led to proceedings in the Channel Islands. Harbour’s funding ensured the claimant had the resources to meet every diversionary tactic deployed by the defendant in the litigation.
Harbour Litigation Funding Limited (“Harbour") - Reg. No 06426478 - is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and acts as the sole investment sub adviser to Harbour Litigation Investment Fund, L.P., Harbour Fund II, L.P., Harbour Fund III, L.P. and Harbour Fund IV, L.P. (the "Harbour Funds”).