Harbour retains Chambers & Partners Band 1 ranking

22 June 2019

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 “structured, considered and diligent.”

In addition to the market commentary we received, clients also give us glowing recommendations including “fantastic, well run and realistic about cases” and “they listen to what you say, then form their own view and put in a realistic contingency to use if needed.”

Ellora MacPherson, Chief Investment Officer said “The repeat Band 1 ranking is excellent recognition for the team in the U.K and other jurisdictions in which we operate. Thank you to the ongoing support of our clients and all who acted as referees for us.”

Susan Dunn has also retained her Band 1 ranking in the ‘leading individuals’ section which she is one of only four ranked Band 1 individuals. One commentator describes Susan as the “doyenne of the litigation funding industry” while another client describes working with Susan as “she is very clear from the outset. She will not waste hours and hours looking to progress a matter. She has a good sense of when things will work.” In September, Susan will take up the position of Chair of the Association of Litigation Funders.

This year we have also been ranked in the Asia-Pacific guide as Band 2. This is the first time they have included a guide for the Asia-Pacific region and we believe our ranking is due to the stellar work of Stephen O’Dowd and the wider team. Stephen is particularly active and known in Australia for class actions and he is named as a key contact for the region. Our approach to funding there has been described as “straightforward and ethical.” Client testimonials for Stephen include “Stephen is a real group/class action funding specialist, who knows his market well, is pragmatic, commercial but also extremely thorough” and “Stephen has a calm, considered yet direct approach and is a pleasure to deal with.”

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