Woodsford’s Public Submission to the Australian Treasury and Attorney General relating to the Joint Consultation Paper regarding minimum returns in class actions

On Friday 25th June 2021, Woodsford delivered a considered public submission to the Australian Treasury and Attorney General in respect of the Joint Consultation Paper entitled ‘Guaranteeing a minimum return of class action proceeds to class members‘.

You can read Woodsford’s […]

Woodsford is the first overseas funder to be authorised to fund class actions in Australia

Woodsford is the first overseas funder to be authorised to fund class actions in Australia.

We are delighted that we have been granted an Australian financial services (AFS) licence by the Australian Securities Investment Commission (ASIC) authorising us to fund class […]

Access to Justice and Class Actions in England and Wales – Bonavero Institute of Human Rights of the Oxford University Faculty of Law

The Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, part of the University of Oxford’s Faculty of Law, is hosting a free virtual conference on class actions and access to justice in England […]

By |2021-04-22T14:30:32+00:00April 22nd, 2021|Categories: CAT, Class Action, Litigation Funding|Tags: , , |

Woodsford’s Response to Aotearoa New Zealand’s Law Commission / Te Aka Matua o te Ture Project on Class Actions and Litigation Funding

On Wednesday 10th March, Woodsford delivered a considered response to the Aotearoa New Zealand’s Law Commission / Te Aka Matua o te Ture Project on Class Actions and Litigation Funding

You can read Woodsford’s response here.

Woodsford welcomes the pro-access to justice decision of the England & Wales Court of Appeal in DAF v The Road Haulage Association

Woodsford welcomes the pro-access to justice decision of the England & Wales Court of Appeal in DAF v The Road Haulage Association & UK Trucks Claims Limited [2021] EWCA Civ 299 that was handed down by the Court of Appeal earlier today […]

Woodsford welcomes the pro-claimant and pro-litigation funding decision of the UK Supreme Court in Merricks v Mastercard

Woodsford welcomes the pro-claimant and pro-litigation funding decision of the UK Supreme Court in Merricks v Mastercard that was handed down by the Supreme Court earlier today.

The decision makes it easier for class representatives, backed by litigation funding, to bring ‘opt-out’ […]

By |2021-03-16T16:37:20+00:00December 11th, 2020|Categories: CAT, Class Action|Tags: , , |

What the Smarter and Stronger Justice Act means for class actions in Ontario

Woodsford’s Ekin Cinar, based in Toronto, looks at what the Smarter and Stronger Justice Act means for class actions and how they can be financed in Ontario.

On July 2, 2020, the Smarter and Stronger Justice Act (“Bill 161”) amending the […]

By |2021-03-16T17:11:35+00:00July 16th, 2020|Categories: Canada, Class Action|Tags: , , , |

Woodsford’s Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services in respect of its Inquiry into Litigation funding and the regulation of the class action industry in Australia

On Thursday 11th June, Woodsford delivered a considered response to the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services inquiry into Litigation funding and the regulation of the class action industry.

You can read Woodsford’s response here.

By |2020-06-15T15:44:15+00:00June 15th, 2020|Categories: Australia, Class Action, Third-Party Funding|Tags: , |

Woodsford, delighted to have helped achieve redress for shareholders in the class action against Vocus Group in Australia, disappointed that a Common Fund Order was not granted.

Woodsford, while pleased with the results of the class action against Vocus Group in the Australian courts and the return on its investment, is disappointed that Justice Moshinsky refused the application for a Common Fund Order (CFO).

The Action, filed in April 2019, alleged that […]

Woodsford’s response to the Scottish Civil Justice Council Working Group’s Consultation on Group Proceedings

On Friday 24th April, Woodsford delivered a considered response to the Scottish Civil Justice Council Working Group’s Consultation on Group Proceedings.

You can read Woodsford’s response here.

By |2020-04-27T09:34:17+00:00April 27th, 2020|Categories: Class Action, Scotland, Third-Party Funding|Tags: |

Woodsford funds Australia’s largest ever securities class action – against Westpac

Woodsford is pleased to be the funder behind the largest ever securities class action in Australia, recently filed by the law firm Phi Finney McDonald against Westpac Banking Corporation (Westpac) relating to its alleged breaches of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF) legislation.

The class […]

By |2019-12-18T12:22:40+00:00December 18th, 2019|Categories: Australia, Class Action|Tags: , , , |

The Future of class actions in the UK from a Funder’s perspective

Class action funding in the UK.

In an interview with leading Dutch law firm Houthoff, Woodsford’s CEO, Steven Friel, looks at what the future holds for class actions in the UK, from a funder’s perspective.

“In the UK, up until around 20 years ago, any […]

Mitesh Modha joins Woodsford as Business Development & Origination Director

Woodsford today announced further expansion of its international executive team with the appointment of Mitesh Modha to the position of Business Development & Origination Director.

Mitesh, who will play a key role in Woodsford’s business development activities outside of North America, joins from Kain Knight, […]

Woodsford is recruiting a Senior Investment Officer (London)

Woodsford is seeking an experienced litigation lawyer to join us as a Senior Investment Officer in our central London office. The role involves assessing investment opportunities (i.e. litigations and arbitrations in need of funding), advising on whether to invest and on what terms, and managing […]

Clare Owen joins the team as as we increase our focus on the Australian market

Woodsford Litigation Funding are delighted to announce the appointment of Clare Owen.

Clare Owen, formerly at another well-known third party funder in Australia, joins Woodsford as a Consultant. She is an experienced litigation funding practitioner as well as a UK and Australian qualified solicitor. Woodsford sees […]

Woodsford responds to the ALRC inquiry into class action proceedings and third party litigation funders

ALRC inquiry; earlier this year, the Australian Law Reform Commission published a Discussion Paper relating to its ‘Inquiry into Class Action Proceedings and Third-Party Litigation Funders (DP 85)’ and invited responses to the proposals, commentary, analysis and questions in the Discussion Paper.

You can view Woodsford’s […]

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