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Merricks v Mastercard: a positive result for claimants in the UK

In an article that appeared in February's edition of 'Litigation Funding' (published by the Law Society of England & Wales), Woodsford's Alex Hickson looks at the UK Supreme Court's decision in Merricks v Mastercard dismissing Mastercard's appeal and remitting the collective proceedings order (CPO) application back to [...]

2021-10-12T10:59:33+00:00March 16th, 2021|Categories: Class Action, Litigation Funding|Tags: , , |

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. The decision makes it easier for class representatives, backed by litigation funding, to bring ‘opt-out’ class actions, also known as collective proceedings, against large corporate defendants whose anti-competitive [...]

2021-10-12T11:05:52+00:00December 14th, 2020|Categories: 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 Class Proceedings Act, 1992 [...]

2020-07-16T10:36:21+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.

2020-06-15T16:17:55+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 [...]

2020-05-05T15:43:16+00:00May 5th, 2020|Categories: Australia, Charlie Morris, Class Action|Tags: , , |

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

Woodsford funds Australia’s largest ever securities class action. Woodsford is a leading ESG business, helping investors in public companies secure accountability and compensation when catastrophic breakdowns in ESG cause a loss to shareholder value.  We are delighted to work with and fund the law firm Phi Finney [...]

2021-11-17T15:58:47+00:00December 18th, 2019|Categories: Australia, Class Action|Tags: , , |

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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