Patrick has been an executive director of LCM since 1 December 2013. He was a non-executive director from 2003. Patrick was previously the principal of Moloney Lawyers, which he established in 2003 and specialised in commercial litigation and had a diverse client base. Patrick has acted in more than 200 commercial litigation cases for clients in the District Court of NSW, the Supreme Court of NSW, the Federal Court of Australia and the High Court of Australia. Patrick was admitted to practice law in 1996.
Prior to establishing his own firm, Patrick was an employed solicitor for 3 years and then a partner in the firm of Eddy Moloney for 4 years. Patrick is also the Chairman of 101 Capital Pty Ltd, the holder of a current Australian Financial Services Licence, which was formerly the Responsible Entity of a registered Managed Investment Scheme which raised significant monies from investors and operated an enhanced equity income strategy.
He is admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales, in the British Virgin Islands and is an accredited mediator and has a wide range of experience in commercial and civil litigation issues. Nick is a regular speaker and frequent media commentator on all aspects of litigation, the costs regime, litigation finance, legal expenses insurance and a wide variety of legal matters.
In 2010 he co-founded a family office backed global litigation funding business. He was then Managing Director of a large publicly listed litigation finance firm and led it globally outside of the Americas. He then founded Chancery Capital with a clear focus corporate client portfolios. He is a former Director of the Association of Litigation Funders of England & Wales.
A pioneer in the development of the litigation funding industry in the UK and the common law world globally, he has led its transformation from third party funding, through litigation finance and now into a broad-based corporate finance offering. In doing so, Nick has been responsible for the largest and most innovative transactions in the field, including a €45 million portfolio financing deal for a significant FTSE 100 company and a £9m insolvency portfolio transaction with Grant Thornton and many more corporate portfolio-based investments globally.
Nick is the author of Third Party Litigation Funding, published by Oxford University Press in 2014. He is also a contributing author to The Legal Risk Management Handbook (Whalley and Guzelian -Kogan Page 2017) and to the 3rd edition of Friston on Costs (Dr Mark Friston -OUP 2018).
Mary has extensive senior management experience in financial services, having managed finance functions in the UK, Europe and Asia. Mary’s proficiency with corporate transactions (both buy & sell side), and her involvement in several restructures, provides her with a strong background in change and people management.
Mary has a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance), is qualified as a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA Australia), and has completed the Transition to General Management programme through Executive Education at INSEAD.
Mary’s previous roles at Investment Banks and Brokers include; Bridgewell, Creditex and Canaccord. Most recently, she worked for IFG Group PLC, where she was part of the key management team that successfully sold the business to Epiris-Private Equity.