About us

Why choose Court House Capital?

Deep Experience

Our comprehensive funding experience means we have a deep understanding of the complexities of litigation and how to support you in managing and achieving a successful outcome.

Collaborative Approach

Relationships matter at Court House Capital. Our relationships are underpinned by our focus on delivering on our commitments. We work collaboratively with you and support you from investigation to finality of the case.

Speed, Flexibility and Availability

We are privately owned and Australian funded. Our Investment Committee meets weekly enabling expedited approval to fund.

Highest Professional Standards

At Court House Capital we pride ourselves on our robust professional approach to litigation funding. For every claim, we undertake extensive research and analysis to manage risk and promote positive outcomes through consistent disciplined support.

Michelle Silvers

Chief Executive Officer and Director

Michelle is a lawyer with a wealth of experience in dispute resolution, commercial litigation and litigation funding.

As CEO of Court House Capital, she is responsible for all aspects of the business including approving, managing and overseeing litigation funding projects.

With a career spanning over two decades, Michelle has established herself as a well-known leader in litigation funding and was instrumental in the creation of the Australian litigation funding market in 1999.Michelle has been involved in funding of more than 200 commercial claim disputes for litigants in Australia and New Zealand.

Email: msilvers@courthousecapital.com.au

Matthew Hyder


Matthew has a built a reputation of delivering strong returns for investors over more than ten years in property development and investment with an average annual return for investors of 29.3%.

The two firms he founded, Legacy Property and Stirling Property Funds, are active stable businesses with outstanding teams and high- performance cultures.

Recognising the gap in the market and the many close similarities between property development and litigation funding including network deal origination, emphasis on robust due diligence, selection and close management of advisors and capital raising, he seeks to make this as successful as his property businesses.

Matt Hourn


Matt is one of Australia’s leading commercial litigation lawyers specialising in complex and large scale litigation. With over 20 years experience in commercial litigation, having conducted hundreds of cases in State and Federal Courts and Tribunals..

Matt has an enviable track record with a 98% success rate in over 500 litigation cases since the commencement of his firm, Neville Hourn & Borg some 12 years ago. This success is primarily due to Matthew’s ability to assess cases and strategically prosecute them to a successful outcome.

Matt is the perfect addition to CHC’s Investment Committee, providing a valuable commercial and legal overview. Matthew’s commercial insight and legal expertise is a valuable addition to CHC’s Investment Committee.

Kennedy Potter

Litigation Investment Manager

Kennedy has vast experience as an insurance litigator and brings a unique perspective to CHC.

Kennedy has an extensive background in insurance working for a major international broker, Lloyd’s syndicate and more extensively for one of Australia’s prominent insurance litigation firms. Kennedy also spent time as a member of the Disputes and Employment Team in the General Counsel’s Office at EY. In addition to her law degree, Kennedy has a Bachelor of Communications (Journalism) from UTS and has worked in PR & marketing.

Kennedy is a great addition to CHC bringing her ability to digest diverse areas of law and intricate factual scenarios while also asking the right questions to ensure comprehensive due diligence.

Email: kpotter@courthousecapital.com.au

Soriah MacLean

Finance Manager

Soriah joined the business in May 2024 to support the finance function of Court House Capital with their management accounting and funds management..

Soriah has previous finance experience from years spent at PwC Australia. She managed a portfolio of private companies ranging from private equity owned to smaller sized businesses with audit compliance and associated advisory.

She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC and holds a Bachelor of Commerce – Professional Accounting degree at Macquarie University.

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