Harbour has been ranked in 5 guides for the sixth year. Chambers and Partners is an independent legal directory who carries out intensive research into the litigation funding market globally.
Retaining the Band 1 ranking for another year, Harbour is described as “very creative with funding solutions and legal interplay” and “Harbour has the people and skills you’d expect from a major and well-established litigation funder”
Harbour is pleased to announce Mark King is ranked for the first time this year. “Mark is good, very solid and he is very well thought of” and is also described as “a super bright former solicitor. He’ll roll his sleeves up to understand the intricacies of a case and help the client to formulate the best litigation strategy.”
Susan Dunn continues to remain as a top individual who is described as someone who “speaks up for the industry and she is clearly a class act. Susan has a lot of very positive characteristics. When I think about who I am glad is in this industry I think of her” and “She is one of the preeminent figures.”
Described in Australia as “having a very sophisticated team with a strong understanding of the Australian class actions regime” and “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.”
Stephen O’Dowd is a ranked individual in Australia and is described as “very good and has good business acumen. He is also practical, easy to work with, responsive and collaborative” and “an efficient, knowledgeable and practical problem solver.”
Oliver Way and Mark King are noted as key contacts in Canada. The guides describe Harbour as “attuned to the Canadian market, know their clients and competitors, and inform themselves appropriately on Canadian law” and “They are fantastic. They are super engaged in the cases and are open and interested to hear about new proposals.”
Harbour retains a Band 1 ranking for Latin America. Diogo Gouveia, Associate Director of Legal Funding, is a noted as a key contact at Harbour for the Latin America market.
Harbour retails another Band 1 ranking for Global International Arbitration. Described as “The team at Harbour are always responsive to e-mails and calls and have a good grasp of cases.”
Harbour would like to thank those who participated in the research and all the referees.