Our origination team is the first point of contact for lawyers, brokers, introducers and claimants who want to explore litigation funding. Our origination team can answer questions about litigation funding, assess whether a matter is suitable for a funding application, provide in-firm training, assist with client pitches, help with firm marketing and work to approve law firms for an Augusta funding facility.
Neill is a co-founder of Augusta Ventures and oversees the claim diligence and monitoring functions of the business. He has over 30 years’ experience in the finance market.
Prior to joining Augusta, Neil worked for HSBC Alternative Investments where he was Head of Sales and Marketing. He was also CEO and founding partner of Armajaro Asset Management, a $1.5bn hedge fund management group. Neill previously held roles at EIM UK assessing potential hedge fund investments, and was Managing Director for Quantitative Research at Salomon Smith Barney in both Australia and London. In the early part of his career Neill was a Derivatives Manager within the investment team at Royal & Sun Alliance in Australia.
Neill holds a BEc from the University of Western Australia and an MCom from the University of New South Wales.
+61 2 8311 1196
Philip is an Investment Manager in Augusta’s origination team and solicitor of the Courts of England and Wales.
Before joining Augusta, Philip worked at city firm Elborne Mitchell LLP where he was a member of the shipping and commercial litigation/arbitration departments, acting on a range of commercial disputes in both arbitration and the High Court.
Philip holds a LLB from the University of Sussex, where he graduated with First Class Honours.
+61 2 8311 1197
Business Development Manager
Jefferson is a Business Development Manager in Augusta’s origination team and admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia
Prior to joining Augusta, Jefferson spent 13 years in private practice most recently as a Senior Associate with Ashurst for 7 years. He has extensive experience in restructuring and insolvency as well as general commercial litigation. During his time in private practice he was seconded to a large Australian bank on several occasions and an ASX listed media business.
He has a Master of Laws from University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) / Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales.
+61 2 8311 1200
Business Development Manager
Russell is a Business Development Manager in the origination team. Prior to joining Augusta Russell spent over 20 years at DLA Piper (formerly Phillips Fox) where he was Managing Partner and Head of Litigation for Australia and Asia. He was also a member of the global board and Chairman of the remuneration committee.
Russell holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University.
+61 2 8311 1201
Business Development Associate
Alistair works in the Origination team assisting the Business Development Managers with case origination and new processes. He also assists with Augusta’s marketing and events in Australia.
Alistair graduated in 2017 in (BSc) Events Management from Sheffield Hallam University.
+61 2 8311 0555