About us

Why choose Court House Capital?

Deep Experience

Court House Capital comprises a team of highly involved executives with extensive experience at senior levels in litigation funding, law and finance. Our comprehensive funding experience means we have a deep understanding of the process and requirements involved in managing and achieving a successful claim.

Collaborative Approach

Relationships matter at Court House Capital. Our relationships are underpinned by our focus on upholding the highest professional standards and commitment to shared success. We work collaboratively with you and support you throughout the duration of the case.

Speed and Flexibility

We are privately owned and our investment committee meets weekly allowing for close review and 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 conduct extensive research and analysis to promote positive outcomes through consistent, disciplined support and risk management.

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.

In 1999 Michelle established and managed one of the first and most successful litigation funders in Australia and New Zealand and was its Managing Director for the next 15 years. She combined her entrepreneurial skills and legal background to source and fund claims by liquidators, professional negligence claims, general commercial claims and class actions.

More recently, Michelle has held senior roles with major international litigation funders and was instrumental in the development of litigation funding portfolios.

Email: msilvers@courthousecapital.com.au

Phone: +61 439 888 727

Matthew Hyder

Managing Director

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

Phone: +61 415 094 719

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+61 2 9221 8000