Stephen O’Dowd

Senior Director of Legal Finance

Originator of new investment opportunities with a particular focus on class actions, competition claims and the use of litigation funding in Australia.

With nearly eight years’ experience of sourcing, assessing and managing complex investments, Stephen is a highly-regarded expert in litigation funding.

Experienced in both private practice with Addleshaw Goddard and in-house as Head of Commercial Litigation with British Telecommunications Plc, Stephen has established deep and strong relationships with leading litigation practitioners in Australia and in the UK.

Stephen holds a law degree from the University of Nottingham and qualified as a solicitor in 2000.

In March 2020, Stephen won the ‘Litigation Individual, Europe’ award at the Lexology Global Counsel Awards.

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Strategic and very savvy. Non nonsense and a common sense approach – very good to deal with – Stephen lets you know very quickly how he sees a claim and always outlines a clear path forward.

Paul Reidy & Paul Buitendag, Johnson Winter & Slattery

Stephen is excellent to work with. He is knowledgeable, accessible, calm and frank. He keeps abreast of developments in cases that he supervises and of the broader context in the jurisdictions in which he operates.

Rebecca Gilsenan, principal lawyer, Maurice Blackburn

Stephen is a real group / class action funding specialist who knows his market well, is pragmatic, commercial but also extremely thorough.

Richard Leedham, Partner, Mishcon de Reya

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