Class action filed against IG Markets in relation to offering of risky financial products

2023-08-15T16:34:24+00:00August 15th, 2023|

Woodsford supports further major Australian class action filed against IG Markets Limited and IG Australia Pty Ltd (“IG”)

A class action was filed on Monday (14 August 2023) in the Federal Court of Australia relating to IG’s offering of over-the-counter derivative products known as contracts […]

Litigation funding can bridge the widening gap between decreasing legal budgets and ever-increasing law firm fees.

2023-09-28T15:33:40+00:00July 10th, 2023|

Over the last few years, law firms have been attempting to create additional revenue by raising their rates.[1]  At the same, many legal departments are facing decreases in their litigation budgets, with legal departments seeing up to 20% reduction in their budget.[2]  Additionally, the time […]

RoRo Car Shippers Fail in their Attempt to Launch UK Supreme Court Appeal of Cartel Class Action Certification

2023-06-02T13:36:17+00:00June 2nd, 2023|

LONDON, 2nd  JUNE 2023. In a huge boost to the hopes of millions of UK consumers who stand to gain from a Woodsford-funded collective action against five large shipping companies who engaged in an anticompetitive cartel, the UK Supreme Court announced yesterday that it had […]

Five members of the Woodsford team included in the latest Lawdragon Global 100 Leaders in Litigation Finance.

2023-04-03T11:06:25+00:00April 3rd, 2023|

We are delighted that five members of the Woodsford have been recognised and included in the latest Lawdragon Global 100 Leaders in Litigation Finance.

Our CEO, Steven Friel, both of our Chief Investment Officers, Robin Davis […]

Shareholder Litigation: The Tool of Last Resort (Interview with ESG Investor)

2023-04-03T11:14:49+00:00March 30th, 2023|

Shareholder Litigation

Our CEO, Steven Friel, was interviewed recently by Aaran Fronda of ESG Investor.

Steven explained why investors must actively engage with investee firms to make the downside of bad activity outweigh the upside for potential corporate wrongdoers.

“There is a growing […]

Woodsford supports further major Australian class actions against car manufacturers with claims filed against Hyundai and Kia

2023-02-17T09:33:30+00:00February 17th, 2023|

Hyundai and Kia engine defect class actions launched in Australia

Class actions were filed on Wednesday (15th February) in the Federal Court of Australia relating to defective engines in various Hyundai and Kia vehicles sold in Australia from 2011 to date.

The actions allege that the numerous […]

Woodsford announces further major expansion, with five new hires in Australia and the UK

2022-12-08T16:32:14+00:00December 6th, 2022|

Woodsford announces further major expansion

We are excited to announce a  further major expansion of our global team with the appointment of Jordan Howells as Senior Investment Officer together with three other appointments to our executive team and the addition of […]

Woodsford supports Toyota Diesel Defeat Device class action in Australia

2022-10-27T15:32:00+00:00October 18th, 2022|

Woodsford supports Toyota Diesel Defeat Device class action in Australia.

Woodsford supports another major Australian class action with a claim filed yesterday (17th October) in the Supreme Court of Victoria on behalf of up to half a million owners of diesel-powered Toyota vehicles.

The class action filed […]

Woodsford’s Public Submission to the Treasury in respect draft Corporations Amendment (Litigation Funding) Regulations 2022

2022-10-31T09:55:06+00:00October 4th, 2022|

Yesterday, 3rd October 2022 ,Woodsford submitted our considered response to the Australian Treasury, in respect of the draft Corporations Amendment (Litigation Funding) Regulations 2022.

“Woodsford is in favour of the proposal that an explicit exemption be provided for litigation funding schemes from the definition of a […]

Litigation Funding 2022 – your updated guide to the developing law and practice of funding in France

2022-10-04T10:43:28+00:00April 5th, 2022|

The legality of third-party litigation funding is well established in France.

Nevertheless, the French market for third-party litigation funding is still comparatively small. Among other factors, this may be attributed to the fact that French law traditionally did not recognise class actions or punitive damages and […]

Woodsford is recruiting an Investment Associate in London

2022-10-04T10:44:02+00:00March 25th, 2022|

Woodsford is recruiting an Investment Associate in London

This full- time role will support team members across an exciting and rapidly growing international business, with particular emphasis on the UK, EMEA & APAC markets.

The majority of time will be spent assisting the lawyers/investment officers in our […]

Litigation Funding 2022 – your updated guide to the developing law and practice of funding in New Zealand

2022-03-21T09:41:28+00:00March 21st, 2022|

Third-party litigation funding is permitted in New Zealand. Although the common law torts of maintenance (assisting a party in litigation without justification) and champerty (assisting in consideration of a share of proceeds of the litigation) have not technically been abolished, the recent attitude of the […]

Litigation Funding 2022 – your updated guide to the developing law and practice of funding in Switzerland

2022-03-16T11:20:11+00:00March 16th, 2022|

The Swiss Federal Supreme Court held in 2004 that litigation funding by third-party funders is permissible in Switzerland provided that the funder acts independently of the client’s lawyer (BGE 131 I 223). The court stated that it could even be advantageous for a claimant to […]

Court decides that groundbreaking £150m class action on behalf of UK car buyers can proceed

2022-02-18T14:06:22+00:00February 18th, 2022|

Court decides that groundbreaking £150m class action on behalf of UK car buyers can proceed

London’s specialist competition court, the Competition Appeal Tribunal, has today  (Friday 18 February) given the green light to a class action on behalf of millions of motorists and businesses, who […]

Litigation Funding 2022 – your updated guide to the developing law and practice of funding for international arbitration

2022-02-07T10:34:24+00:00February 7th, 2022|

Litigation Funding 2022- your updated guide to the developing law and practice of funding for international arbitration

While international arbitration spans multiple types of claims, overlapping jurisdictions and legal regimes, there are some commonalities to consider. A practitioner considering […]

Litigation Funding 2022 – your updated guide to the developing law and practice of funding in the Netherlands

2022-02-03T12:29:52+00:00February 3rd, 2022|

Litigation Funding 2022- your updated guide to the developing law and practice of funding in The Netherlands

Litigation funding is available and is legally permitted in the Netherlands – both in state court litigation and in arbitration. Litigation funding constitutes a growing field, especially […]

Litigation Funding 2022 – your updated guide to the developing law and practice of funding in Israel

2022-02-02T09:46:25+00:00February 2nd, 2022|

Litigation Funding 2022- your updated guide to the developing law and practice of funding in Israel 

Third-party funding for litigation in Israel is an accepted part of the litigation landscape and has been judicially endorsed by the Israeli courts in […]

Woodsford is recruiting an Associate Lawyer / Investment Officer in Australia

2022-03-08T10:14:30+00:00January 31st, 2022|

Woodsford is recruiting an Associate Lawyer / Investment Officer in Australia.

Woodsford is seeking an Investment Officer to join our growing Australian team. The role can be based in Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne.

Our growing portfolio of Australian class actions and other litigations, and the resulting growth in […]

Litigation Funding 2022 – your updated guide to the developing law and practice of funding in Australia

2022-01-28T10:15:11+00:00January 28th, 2022|

Litigation Funding 2022- your updated guide to the developing law and practice of funding in Australia 

The environment for litigation funding is increasingly complex with several recent judicial and legislative developments affecting the conduct of third-party litigation funding. The developments predominantly relate to funding of […]

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