Patrick Moloney is the Chief Executive Officer of Litigation Capital Management Limited (LCM).
Patrick is a veteran of the litigation funding and finance industry. He joined the Board of LCM, then known as Australian Litigation Fund Pty Ltd, in 2003 as the industry was still emerging. Patrick came into the industry after extensive experience as a commercial litigator.
Having experience in the litigation finance and funding industry dating back to its formation places Patrick as one of the most experienced industry participants worldwide. As a consequence, he is regularly asked to present at conferences on the litigation funding and financing industry and related topics. Patrick regularly speaks at conferences in cities such as London, New York and in Australia.
Patrick has been requested to give expert testimony in relation to the industry in commercial disputes and participates in roundtable discussions and consulting to law reform commissions in relation to the potential regulation of the industry.
Patrick’s involvement in the business of litigation finance extends from the origination of investments, to conduct of due diligence, negotiation of commercial terms, management of investments through to the overseeing of an international funding and finance business at executive level.
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.