Woodsford announces further expansion, with key hires in London and New York

UK-based Woodsford has announced further expansion with the appointment of Conn MacEvilly as Senior Investment Officer in London and Brendan Dyer as Vice President, Business Development in New York. Conn MacEvilly joins from his previous role as Chief of Staff of the United Kingdom Government’s COVID-19 Task Force. Brendan Dyer joins from Goodwin Procter, where he led the firm’s strategic pricing initiatives for both the IP Litigation and Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution practices.

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Sony lawsuit claimant’s reddit Ask Me Anything backfired

An “Ask Me Anything Q&A” on reddit hosted by the lead claimant of the recently filed anti-competition lawsuit against Sony backfired when the claimant evaded questions about how much she and Woodsford, who is backing the claim, stand to gain if they win the case.

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Avoiding Fee Fatigue and “Accidental Contingencies” with Late-Stage Litigation Finance

Brendan Dyer of Woodsford explains why partnering with a funder at a late stage of litigation is often a great solution in situations of fee fatigue, where a client has been involved in protracted litigation and is evaluating whether the potential recovery justifies the additional time and money required to prevail, as well as for “accidental contingency situations”, where the scope of the matter has crept beyond the expectations of the funder and the client, and the funder faces the specter of significant financial risk once the budget runs out.

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Woodsford backs UK claim against Sony over Playstation prices

Woodsford is backing a claim against Sony Group filed on 19 August 2022 in the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT). It is alleged that Sony is breaching UK and EU competition law by abusing its dominant position resulting in consumers paying inflated prices for digital PlayStation games and add-on content.

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