Woodsford: The evolution beyond litigation funding

2023-12-20T17:20:56+00:00December 19th, 2023|

Woodsford’s evolution from traditional litigation funder to collective redress business

In a recent article for GBRW Expert Witness, Woodsford’s Steven Friel and Muhammad Arayne have described how we have moved beyond simply being a provider of passive capital for single-case litigation and are […]

Woodsford submits written response to FCA “protected forward-looking statements” engagement paper

2023-10-23T16:16:59+00:00September 28th, 2023|

Woodsford responds to proposed lowering of standard by which the accuracy of forward-looking statements is measured

Woodsford Engage has submitted a written response to the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) engagement paper on introducing a new category of “protected forward-looking statements” in the prospectus regime. This […]

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 […]

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

2023-03-31T08:33:26+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

2023-02-17T09:59:51+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 […]

The Case For Company-Directed Offensive ESG Litigation

2022-10-04T10:38:34+00:00July 12th, 2022|

The Case For Company-Directed Offensive ESG Litigation

In a provocative article published in Law360, Woodsford’s Bob Koneck argues that there is an opportunity for the legal industry to benefit from an ESG paradigm shift — rather than treat ESG litigation as a mere source of liability, companies […]

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