Matthew Pitchers joins litigation funder Augusta from Deloitte

01 November 2019 2 min. read
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Augusta is one of the larger litigation and dispute funding institutions in the UK. Continuing its growth, the firm has announced the appointment of Matthew Pitchers, who joins as an Investment Manager from Deloitte.

Established in 2013, Augusta is one of the largest litigation and dispute funding institution in the UK when measured by case. The firm's scale enables it to make decisions in market-leading timeframes and fund cases of any size. The firm hosts offices in London, Sydney, Melbourne and Toronto.

In recent months, Augusta has been looking to increase its UK capabilities with a number of hires. This included the additions to its senior team of Proskauer Director Polly Bahl as COO, FTI Consulting Managing Director Leor Franks as CMO and Ardonagh Group’s Chief Counsel Frances Coats as General Counsel, reflecting Augusta’s on-going growth and increasing client demand for dispute and litigation funding.

Matthew Pitchers joins litigation funder Augusta from Deloitte

Now, Matthew Pitchers has joined Augusta. As an Investment Manager in the consumer claims team, he will be responsible for modelling, investment analysis, structuring and origination with specific focus on bulk consumer claims that require bespoke funding solutions. He is a Chartered Accountant with over twelve years of experience and holds a Master’s degree in Classics from the University of Durham.

Prior to arriving at Augusta, Pitchers spent 12 years with Deloitte. He was most recently a Director in audit and assurance at the Big Four firm. The practice he was stationed in covered energy and resources. Pitchers joins alongside Oliver Lawson, Solicitor (joining from Stevens & Bolton) and Katherine Woodfine, CFA (joining from Puma Investments) as well as Investment Associate Lewis Davey (joining from Prospect Capital). The newcomers will report to Head of Structured Projects, Ed Yell.

Louis Young, Managing Director at Augusta, said of the news, “I’m delighted to welcome Oliver, Matthew, Katherine and Lewis to the new division that Ed Yell has created. We have seen increasing demand for the funding of both large-scale consumer actions and high volume individual claims, both in the UK and in Europe, and we have responded with investment into specialist expertise to help law firms, claims managers and their clients navigate the compensation terrain on their way to gaining the access to justice that is sorely needed.”