The Association of Litigation Funders of England and Wales appoints Susan Dunn as Chair

London 2 October 2019: The Association of Litigation Funders of England & Wales (“the ALF”) today announced the appointment of Susan Dunn as Chair at the ALF’s Annual General Meeting. Susan Dunn currently serves as a Director of the ALF and succeeds Leslie Perrin, following his expression of a desire to stand down this year after serving as Chair for almost 8 years.

Susan Dunn is one of the co-founders of Harbour Litigation Funding, one of the industry’s leading litigation funders.  Susan qualified as a solicitor in 1992 and has worked as a commercial litigator in both the United Kingdom and the United States where she was also a diplomat (Vice-Consul Investment) for the British Government.  Susan was central to the completion in 2011 of the Code of Conduct in England and Wales for Litigation Funders and the formation of the ALF in 2011.

Leslie Perrin said: “Susan is one of the pioneers of the litigation funding industry and she has worked tirelessly to raise awareness of how litigation funding can promote access to justice and facilitate the resolution of disputes. Under Susan’s leadership, the ALF will continue to be regarded as embodying the best practice gold standard of the litigation funding industry.”

Susan Dunn, Chair of ALF said: “It is an honour to take over the Chair of the ALF from Leslie, who took on the leadership of the ALF when it was formed in November 2011.  His work has ensured that our members adhere to the highest standards at a time of growth in litigation funding. I look forward to continuing to work with Leslie and all of my other colleagues in the industry, as well as the Government and regulators, and to ensure excellence in the provision of litigation and arbitration funding as the industry continues to grow and develop.”

The Association of Litigation Funders is an independent body that has been charged by the Ministry of Justice with delivering self-regulation of litigation funding in England and Wales.  Litigation funding is the provision by a third party of finance to a party to litigation or arbitration, which is used to pay for the legal costs of the dispute, in exchange for the funder taking a share of the proceeds in the event of a successful outcome.

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About the Association of Litigation Funders

The Association of Litigation Funders (the ALF) is an independent body that has been charged by the Ministry of Justice with delivering self-regulation of litigation funding in England and Wales. Litigation funding is the provision by a third party of non-recourse finance to a party to litigation or arbitration, which is used to pay for the legal costs of the dispute, in exchange for the funder taking a share of the proceeds in the event of a successful outcome. The litigation funding industry has established and paid for its own regulation and defined best practice, helping to protect claimants who seek the rational management of financial risk in litigation and arbitration. By working with a Funder Member of the ALF, parties accessing litigation funding are assured that they will find an organisation that strives to meet the high-quality standards that should define this industry. The ALF Code of Conduct sets out the standards by which all Funder Members of the ALF must abide. It sets the standards for the capital adequacy of funders, sets out the specific, limited circumstances in which funders may be permitted to withdraw from a case, and outlines the way in which the roles of funders, litigants and their lawyers should be kept separate. The ALF also maintains robust and efficient complaints handling procedures. The ALF actively engages with government, legislators, regulators and other policy makers to shape the regulatory environment for litigation funding in England and Wales.

ALF board members include Susan Dunn, Neil Purslow, Christopher Bogart, Jonathan Barnes who was re-elected at the AGM and Rob Rothkopf, Managing Partner of Balance Legal Capital LLP, who joins the board for the first time.

Funder members of the ALF include Augusta Ventures Ltd, Balance Legal Capital LLP, Burford Capital, Calunius Capital LLP, Harbour Litigation Funding Ltd, IMF Bentham, Innsworth Advisors Ltd, Redress Solutions PLC, Therium Capital Management Ltd, Vannin Capital PCC and Woodsford Litigation Funding Ltd.

For more information please visit: http://associationoflitigationfunders.com/

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