Steven Friel is Chief Executive Officer at Woodsford, one of the most well-established litigation funders in the international market. Steven has repeatedly been ranked by independent directories as a leader in the field. Chambers and Partners, 2020: ‘Steven Friel is ... praised for his hands-on approach and ability to work constructively on even the biggest and most complicated matters. He is very easy to deal with... He grasps the facts and the law extremely quickly. He is an extremely good resource for Woodsford – a great strategic thinker.’ Chambers and Partners, 2019: ‘He seems to have limitless energy to explore things, and he’s extremely sharp.’ Chambers and Partners, 2018: ‘Steven Friel is very impressive. He has a razor sharp legal mind, is intellectually curious, and has strong business sense.’ Before joining Woodsford, Steven was a partner in the London office of international law firm Brown Rudnick. Prior to joining Brown Rudnick, Steven was a partner in the London office of DAC Beachcroft, and practised from the London and New York offices of Debevoise & Plimpton. Steven is a law 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.