Alex Hickson promoted to Senior Investment Officer

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.

Prior to joining Woodsford, Alex worked at class action firms Shine Lawyers in Brisbane and Slater & Gordon Lawyers in London. He has litigated in the Supreme, District and Magistrate Courts of Queensland; the Queensland, New South Wales and Tasmanian Courts of Appeal; the Federal and High Courts of Australia; and the High Court of England and Wales.

Alex completed undergraduate degrees in Law and Arts at the University of Queensland and was admitted as a solicitor to the Queensland Supreme Court and the High Court of Australia in 2015 .

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.”

Alex, together with Charlie Morris, is now primarily responsible for Woodsford’s Australian investments.

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