Appointment of Investment Manager – April 2024

Litigation Lending is excited to announce the appointment of our new Investment Manager Joshua Ehrenfeld. Joshua adds to our team a wealth of specialist knowledge and experience in large and complex commercial litigation, particularly in the areas of insolvency, consumer conduct claims, regulatory investigations and commercial contractual disputes.

Joshua holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance from the University of New South Wales. Joshua was admitted to the legal profession in 2012 and has extensive experience in commercial litigation, most recently as a senior lawyer at Gilbert + Tobin. Joshua also has experience working in-house at one of Australia’s major banks, and in developing and offloading tech startup projects.


Litigation Lending proudly celebrates 25 years

Litigation Lending proudly celebrates 25 years

Litigation Lending proudly celebrates 25 years

Established over two decades ago in 1999, LLS is a pioneer in the litigation funding industry. As we celebrate this milestone we look back on LLS’s successful portfolio of insolvency, commercial and class action matters, focusing on ESG including First Nations justice, environmental, consumer and governance. Our team has a wealth of specialist experience and continue to develop a diverse network of lawyers, insolvency professionals and industry experts. Thank you for your support throughout the years and we look forward working with you for many years to come. Together we are stronger.

The LLS team: https://litigationlending.com.au/our-people/


Compensation for thousands of Stolen Wages victims in Western Australia

The WA Government has settled a class action for Stolen Wages on behalf of many thousands of Aboriginal Australians who worked in Western Australia and were not paid some or all of their wages while they were subject to legislation in effect from 1936 to 1972.  Mervyn Street launched the legal action in 2020 on behalf of survivors and surviving relatives of those who did not receive all of their wages.  He was represented by Shine Lawyers.

The settlement marks an important day in the fight against this great injustice and LLS is proud to have supported Mervyn Street and all group members as the litigation funder in these proceedings.

As part of the class action settlement, the State of WA will pay up to $180.4 million to eligible aboriginal workers or their surviving spouses and children. The State will also issue a public acknowledgment and apology in the WA Parliament to the surviving and deceased Aboriginal workers on 28 November 2023.

Shaun Bonétt, Chair of LLS said: “A fair day’s work for a fair day’s pay is at the heart of who we are as a decent society, yet thousands of WA’s Indigenous workers have historically had their wages stolen. Today’s settlement is a historic day in the fight against this injustice. We thank and commend lead litigant Mervyn Street and Indigenous group members who stood up to fight for those affected. Thank you to Premier Cook and the WA Government for their leadership in resolving this matter and to our legal counsel and partners Shine. We trust this settlement provides some comfort to group members who had wages stolen and to the families of workers that are now deceased.”

The settlement is subject to approval by the Federal Court of Australia following a Court ordered registration process.

Click here to read Media Release PDF

Click here to read ABC News coverage of the settlement


Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan Launch – July 2023

Litigation Lending is excited to announce the launch of our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), July 2023 – June 2025, endorsed by Reconciliation Australia.

Our Innovate RAP commitments will allow us to gain a deeper understanding of our sphere of influence, and establish the best approach to advance reconciliation.

We look forward to contributing to the national reconciliation movement both internally and within our community.

Toyota Dealer Finance (Flex Commissions) Class Action

Litigation Lending is funding a class action, being run by Echo Law, against Toyota Finance Australia in relation to unfair dealer loans.

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Stolen Generation NT Class Action

A class action on behalf of the Stolen Generations of the Northern Territory who were forcibly removed from their families as children has been settled.

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Stolen Wages Class Actions (Multiple States and Territories)

Litigation Lending is funding Shine Lawyers in investigating a number of potential class actions against various States and Territories on behalf of First Nations People who were negatively impacted by Wage Control legislation from the late 1800's to the 1970's.

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Investment Manager Paris Hamrey.

Appointment of Investment Manager – May 2023

Litigation Lending is delighted to announce the appointment of our new Investment Manager Paris Hamrey. Paris adds to our team a wealth of specialist knowledge and experience in a broad range of large complex class action litigation including social justice and human rights, financial services, and product liability claims against large corporations, as well as federal and state governments.

Paris holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Justice from Queensland University of Technology. Paris was admitted to the legal profession in 2016 and has experience in litigation and insurance, most recently as a Senior Associate in the Class Actions Practice of Shine Lawyers.

Toyota Dealer Finance (Flex Commissions) Class Action

Litigation Lending is funding a class action, being run by Echo Law, against Toyota Finance Australia in relation to unfair dealer loans.

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Stolen Generation NT Class Action

A class action on behalf of the Stolen Generations of the Northern Territory who were forcibly removed from their families as children has been settled.

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Stolen Wages Class Actions (Multiple States and Territories)

Litigation Lending is funding Shine Lawyers in investigating a number of potential class actions against various States and Territories on behalf of First Nations People who were negatively impacted by Wage Control legislation from the late 1800's to the 1970's.

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Justice for Stolen Generations. An historic $50.45 million class action settlement approval for deceased members of the NT Stolen Generations and their descendants.

Justice for Stolen Generations

In exciting news, an historic $50.45 million class action settlement was approved by the Supreme Court of NSW yesterday for the deceased members of the Northern Territory Stolen Generations and their descendants.

This is a significant step towards reconciliation and justice for the Indigenous Australians who were forcibly removed from their families as children.

The settlement is a result of a class-action lawsuit brought against the Commonwealth government by Indigenous Australians who were taken from their families under the policies of forced assimilation. While monetary compensation cannot remediate the hurt and trauma this group suffered, the settlement is an important step towards healing.

This is a crucial moment in Australia’s history which LLS is proud to be part of, as the country reckons with this shameful part of its history and seeks to make amends for the injustices inflicted upon its Indigenous peoples. It is heartening to see that the Australian Government is recognising the harm that was done and taking steps to redress it.  Combined with the Commonwealth Government’s Territories Stolen Generations Redress Scheme announced in August 2021 for survivors of the Stolen Generation, this settlement ensures that over $428 million is available to survivors, the deceased and their families.

Media Release: Click here to read

ABC: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-04-17/nt-stolen-generations-class-action-receives-final-approval/102230772

SBS: https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/a-judge-has-just-approved-50m-for-families-of-nt-stolen-generations/4xdel30pi

Toyota Dealer Finance (Flex Commissions) Class Action

Litigation Lending is funding a class action, being run by Echo Law, against Toyota Finance Australia in relation to unfair dealer loans.

Read More

Stolen Generation NT Class Action

A class action on behalf of the Stolen Generations of the Northern Territory who were forcibly removed from their families as children has been settled.

Read More

Stolen Wages Class Actions (Multiple States and Territories)

Litigation Lending is funding Shine Lawyers in investigating a number of potential class actions against various States and Territories on behalf of First Nations People who were negatively impacted by Wage Control legislation from the late 1800's to the 1970's.

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Rebecca Le May writes in The West Australian on stories for some of WA’s hard working First Nations peoples who had their wages withheld under the government’s regulatory policies at the time.

Rebecca Le May writes in The West Australian on stories for some of WA’s hard working First Nations peoples who had their wages withheld under the government's regulatory policies at the time.

To read Rebecca Le May’s article click here

To read more WA paper articles click here

Toyota Dealer Finance (Flex Commissions) Class Action

Litigation Lending is funding a class action, being run by Echo Law, against Toyota Finance Australia in relation to unfair dealer loans.

Read More

Stolen Generation NT Class Action

A class action on behalf of the Stolen Generations of the Northern Territory who were forcibly removed from their families as children has been settled.

Read More

Stolen Wages Class Actions (Multiple States and Territories)

Litigation Lending is funding Shine Lawyers in investigating a number of potential class actions against various States and Territories on behalf of First Nations People who were negatively impacted by Wage Control legislation from the late 1800's to the 1970's.

Read More