Steven Friel is the Chief Investment Officer at Woodsford Litigation Funding. Steven’s expertise has been recognised by every annual edition of TheLegal 500 published in the past nine years. For commercial litigation work, he is praised as having ‘the sort of knowledge that one only gets with years of accumulated experience in heavy or complex litigation’ and a ‘strong commercial grip on the relevant legal provisions and financial aspects of cases’. For his work in international arbitration, The Legal 500 ranked Steven as ‘outstanding’, and he has been noted as an ‘experienced practitioner’ of banking litigation. A solicitor-advocate, Steven joined Woodsford in November 2015, having previously been a partner in two major international law firms. Steven is a graduate of Cambridge University, and graduated top of his class with a Master of Laws degree in International Dispute Resolution from the University of London.