2023 Directory recognition

Harbour legal finance team

6 December 2023

Harbour has featured in a number of leading directories this year including Chambers and Partners and Legal 500.

Chambers and Partners is an international legal directory that ranks law firms and individual lawyers based on their technical legal ability, client service, and other factors. Legal 500 is another reputable legal directory that provides rankings and analysis of law firms and lawyers.  

In these directories, legal finance providers like Harbour Litigation Funding are often evaluated based on their track record, financial stability, industry expertise, and client feedback. Achieving high rankings in these directories can enhance a firm’s visibility and credibility within the legal community.

Chambers and Partners  

Harbour is ranked in 5 of the Chambers and Partners guides in the areas of UK, Australia, Canada, Latin America and Global Arbitration. Alongside the overall rankings, we also have a number of the team (pictured above) who are ranked including Susan Dunn, Stephen O’Dowd and Mark King.

Feedback in Chambers and Partners from their research includes:

“The deal team at Harbour are very experienced and sensible. It has the people and skills you’d expect from a major and well-established litigation funder.”  

“They are very creative with funding solutions and legal interplay.”

“Harbour is very collaborative, commercial and easy to work with. They have a professional outlook to matters and what you agree on is what you get, no stipulations.”


Legal 500  

The Legal 500 is structured differently and we are top ranked in the U.K guide. Harbour is described as a “market veteran” and as having built a “strong reputation globally.”

Feedback goes on to say:

“Harbour retains its position amongst the leading funders, funding interesting cutting-edge cases across a range of areas’ according to clients. The funder routinely offers credit facilities to law firms. Susan Dunn is highly regarded across the market and is described by one litigator as having ‘practically invented litigation funding’, and ‘a true force of the legal world’ by another. Managing director Ellora MacPherson is ‘as clever and insightful as they come.”

Who’s Who Legal  

As well as top rankings in both of the directories, five members of the team have been listed as experts in the Who’s Who Legal, third party funding guide. WWL’s offers best-in-class research into the leading lawyers and experts around the world to the market-leading Lexology platform.

Mark King, Susan Dunn, Ellora MacPherson, Stephen O’Dowd and Oliver Way have all been listed as experts.

Thanks to all of our referees who spoke so highly of us this year and to those in the industry who provided feedback to the guides. 

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