Jonathan Barnes is Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel at Woodsford. Before leaving private practice, Jonathan enjoyed a successful 20-year career in the City of London as a transactional lawyer. In 2006 he joined longstanding client Woodsford Consulting – a business consultancy and Family Office of a wealthy European family – as a director and subsequently CEO. Jonathan co-founded Woodsford Litigation Funding in 2010 and has been central to its successful growth. Woodsford is a founder member of both the International Legal Finance Association and the Association of Litigation Funders of England and Wales and Jonathan serves on the Management Committee of the former and the Board of the latter.