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Laura Melrose
Laura Melrose

Shieldcast: Episode 019

Lara Melrose on navigating the litigation funding market

Lara Melrose, Litigation Finance Portfolio Advisor at Orchard Global, joins Shieldpay's Daniel Dunne to clarify what the litigation funding engagement looks like for law firms, provide her advice for legal teams navigating the market, and explore what is happening in the UK and globally for this fast-growing area of financing.



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In this Class Actions episode of Shieldcast, Lara and Daniel discuss: 

  • The four key stages of engagement with a litigation funder
  • An outline of the key information claimants and law firms need to prepare and present to successfully secure funding
  • How to choose a funder: assessment considerations for law firms seeking financing
  • Regulation and the legitimacy of players in the market
  • The global outlook and emerging areas of growth in the market


About our guest

Lara Melrose is a Litigation Finance Portfolio Advisor at Orchard Global.

Prior to joining Orchard Global in 2020, she was a Managing Associate at Mischon de Reya LLP in their litigation practice, where she handled complex and high value commercial and financial disputes. Previously, she worked in the Commercial Litigation department at Addleshaw Goddard LLP and started her career at Freshfields Brukhaus Deringer LLP. 

Lara holds a BA in Law with French from Nottingham University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Law from Nottingham Law School. She is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales.

Learn more about Orchard Global: 

Website: orchardglobal.com

LinkedIn: Orchard Global