Australian class action filed in relation to CFDs

2024-02-08T15:33:44+00:00February 8th, 2024|

Woodsford supports further major Australian class action filed against International Capital Markets Pty Limited (“IC Markets”)

A class action was filed on Tuesday, 6 February 2024, in the Federal Court of Australia relating to the offering of over-the-counter derivative products known as contracts for difference (“CFDs”) […]

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

2023-11-28T14:24:57+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 […]

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

2023-02-17T09:59:51+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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

2021-10-25T14:53:34+00:00April 29th, 2021|

Woodsford can now 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 actions in Australia as Managed Investment Schemes […]

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

2020-06-15T15:44:15+00:00June 15th, 2020|

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.

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.

2020-05-05T15:44:39+00:00May 5th, 2020|

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

2021-11-17T15:05:45+00:00December 18th, 2019|

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 

Woodsford is proud to support Australia’s Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) and in particular, the Adverse Costs Order (ACO) Guarantee Fund.

2019-12-16T10:54:49+00:00December 16th, 2019|

Woodsford is proud to support Australia’s Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) and in particular, the Adverse Costs Order (ACO) Guarantee Fund.

PIAC has been at the forefront of public interest advocacy in Australia since its launch in 1982 and tackles difficult social problems that impact on […]

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

2019-03-19T13:28:54+00:00August 7th, 2018|

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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