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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 Class Proceedings Act, 1992 [...]

By |2020-07-16T10:27:43+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 [...]

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 [...]

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