Woodsford is pleased to announce the promotion of Alex Hickson to Senior Investment Officer.

Alex, an Australian-qualified lawyer with significant experience in financial services and consumer protection group actions in both Australia and the United Kingdom, joined Woodsford in August 2019 as an Investment Officer in our London Office.

Alex has returned to Australia and will work with Clare Owen to further grow our increasingly important Australian business.

Woodsford was recently awarded an Australian Financial Services licence (AFSL), meaning we are now one of a small number of litigation funders, and the first overseas funder, permitted to fund new class actions in Australia under the changed regulatory landscape.

Woodsford’s Chief Investment Officer, EMEA and APAC, Charlie Morris, commented:

“Alex has become an invaluable member of the team in the relatively short time he has been with us. His promotion is well-deserved and his return to Australia timely as we look to build on our significant successes in the country and the granting of our licence.”

You can read the full press release detailing these Australian developments here.”