Litigation and Legal Assets Funding

Our litigation funding and legal assets finance practice is a leader in its field, and has a reputation for advising on complex transactions across a sector which is now fundamental to dispute resolution and the legal market more broadly.

The rapid evolution of recent years shows no sign of slowing, and we work with clients at the cutting edge of a fast growing and sophisticated sector. We believe our experience to be unrivalled, and our expertise includes advising on the financing of:

  • single case litigation;
  • case portfolios;
  • class actions;
  • consumer claim warehousing;
  • claims aggregators;
  • asset tracing and enforcement;
  • insolvencies;
  • assignments of judgments or awards;
  • defence funding;
  • law firm start-ups;
  • law firm liquidity requirements; and
  • bespoke secured funding packages.

Our clients are specialists in the field, and we have a deep understanding of their aims and requirements and are able to use our intimate knowledge of the legal sector to structure transactions to fit almost any circumstance.

We seek to partner with our clients on a holistic basis, assisting them to raise funds, structure their business models and deploy capital in the most efficient ways. Our leading disputes and litigation teams - which have significant experience of obtaining and negotiating funding for claimants and representing defendants against funded claimants, meaning that our experience covers all possible angles - are on hand to advise throughout where necessary, and our finance experts are able to bring sophisticated funding techniques to one of the fastest growing sectors of the finance markets.

Recent work


- A leading litigation funder in relation to financing a portfolio of international litigation and the monetisation of EU judgments;

- A leading litigation funder in relation to the financing of a multi-jurisdictional enforcement and assignment;

- A leading litigation funder in relation to the financing of several law firm start-ups;

- A specialist funder in relation to the warehouse financing of a consumer claim business;

- A leading litigation funder in relation to the liquidity financing of a global enforcement and asset tracing business;

- A specialist funder in relation to the financing of a claims aggregation business;

- A specialist funder in relation to the financing of various class actions; and

- A specialist funder in relation to the financing of certain debt claims.

Funded parties
  • Joint Liquidators of an English company in relation to the funding of fraud claims;
  • SPVs in pursuit of significant outstanding debts; and 
  • A group of foreign individuals in relation to claims in English commercial court proceedings against foreign defendants.

What people are saying


"Macfarlanes has one of the leading corporate commercial litigation and corporate practices in the UK. They have always provided us excellent advice and have a good pulse on the market. They are very much at the top of their field."

The UK Legal 500 2022

"The team is very strong, has top quality instructions, goes toe to toe with the largest City firms, and is excellent value for money. There is strength in depth at all levels."

The UK Legal 500 2022

"Extremely able, experienced and thoughtful litigators. Take a detailed approach to mastering the legal and factual detail of the case. Give practical and commercially sound advice in complex disputes."

The UK Legal 500 2022