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All the latest developments as they happen on cases we are working on, plus industry insights and other relevant news.

Appointment of Investment Manager – April 2024

Litigation Lending is excited to announce the appointment of our new Investment Manager Joshua Ehrenfeld.

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Litigation Lending proudly celebrates International Women’s Day

With women making up 60% of Litigation Lending’s workforce and 75% of the management committee, we understand and value the positive impacts women inclusivity brings which ties in with this year's ‘Inspire Inclusion’ theme. Click below to see what IWD means to the women of LLS.

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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.

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A momentous day as the WA government apologises to Indigenous people for decades of wage theft and workplace discrimination

As part of the class action settlement, on 28 November 2023, the WA Premier Roger Cook made an official apology in parliament on behalf of the state to First Nations peoples who worked for little or no pay between 1936 and 1972. LLS, in funding the class action, was proud to partner with Mr. Mervyn Street, a Gooniyandi man who was the lead applicant on behalf of all those affected.

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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. 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.

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The West Australian: Barbara Moore, group member for Stolen Wages WA class action “They should pay us now. It’s time. Enough is enough.”

It’s time for the WA Government to listen and pay victims what they are owed. As the fight continues for victims of wage theft, LLS together with our partners at Shine Lawyers, is determined to play our part in the pursuit of justice.

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Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan Launch – July 2023

Reconciliation Australia have endorsed Litigation Lending’s Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan.

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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.

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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.

What is the price of slavery? What actually happened to the 14,000 or so First Nations people of WA who were enslaved to work for little more than board and rations?

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$50m settlement reached in landmark “NT Stolen Generations” class action

Subject to Court approval, a settlement has been reached with more than 1700 Stolen Generation survivors.

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Alexandra Marlborough

Appointment of Investment Manager

Litigation Lending is proud to welcome back Alexandra Marlborough to our team of experienced Investment Managers.

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Australian Government Consultation into Class Action Reforms

LLS has submitted the following papers as part of the consultation process for the Treasury Laws Amendment (Measures for Consultation) Bill 2021: Litigation funders and Guaranteeing a minimum return of class action proceeds to class members.

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A ruthless reform of class actions – but what about the conflict of interest?

LLS CEO Stephen Conrad writes in the AFR on the need for a consultative approach to class action reform, not the Governments “one-size-fits-all” approach.

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Crackdown on class actions helps big end of town

Nyunggai Warren Mundine AO shares his thoughts in The Australian on the Governments latest reforms for class actions.

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Stolen Wages

LLS Board director Nyunggai Warren Mundine writes in The Australian on the topic of Stolen Wages.

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Stolen Wages Northern Territory Class Action: June 2021

Class action launched against the Commonwealth Government on behalf of First Nations peoples seeking compensation from the Commonwealth of Australia for lost income between 1933 and 1972, when First Nations people were denied basic rights and entitlements under so-called protective legislation whilst working in the Northern Territory.

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Appointment of Investment Managers

Litigation Lending are proud to announce the appointment of two new Investment Managers to our team, Emma Colantonio and Laura Morrissey.

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Stolen Generations Class Action (Northern Territory)

Class action launched against the Commonwealth Government on behalf of members of the Stolen Generations in the Northern Territory who were forcibly removed from their families as children. Although a formal apology has been made, the Commonwealth has refused to pay compensation to members of the Stolen Generation in the Northern Territory, despite their own recommendation to do so. All other states with similar policies have paid compensation to those affected.

LLS is pleased to be partnering with Shine Lawyers to continue to support Australia’s First Nations people to seek compensation for past injustices.

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Parliamentary Inquiry into litigation funding and the regulation of the class action industry - Release of Final Report

Parliamentary Inquiry into litigation funding and the regulation of the class action industry – Release of Final Report

LLS provides a response to the release of the 454 page Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services (PJC) Final Report.

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LITIGATION FUNDING REGULATIONS

Litigation Funding Regulations

“How do the recent amendments to the regulation of litigation funders impact funding for insolvency matters?”

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Stolen Wages (WA): Class Action October 2020

Class action launched against West Australian Government over Indigenous stolen wages

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Granting of Australian Financial Services Licence

Litigation Lending Services Limited (LLS) is pleased to confirm that its’ wholly owned subsidiary LLS Investment Management Pty Ltd ACN 628 631 854 has been granted an Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL) (Licence No. 524167) together with the required authorisations for litigation funding and asset management.

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Warren Mundine

Class action crackdown ‘overkill’: Mundine

The Australian has featured an article on Nyunggai Warren Mundine joining the board of LLS and his views on the federal government’s move to tighten regulations as an attack on democracy.

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TELCO TECHIES JOIN CLASS ACTION OVER “SHAM-CONTRACTING”

Telecommunications technicians class action for sham contracting

LLS is partnering with Shine Lawyers to provide financial support for this class action on behalf of hardworking technicians who it is alleged have been disadvantaged by unfair work schemes

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The Australian - 'Where are all the dollars stolen from Aborgines' - 11.08.20-2

Nyunggai Warren Mundine: Where are all the dollars stolen from Aborigines?

Nyunggai Warren Mundin writes in The Australian on the topic of Stolen Wages from First Nations People.

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The West Australian newspaper has reported on the progress of the Stolen Wages WA matter which has been lodged with the Australian Human Rights Commission.-1

Stolen Wages (WA): Australian Human Rights Commission – August 2020

The West Australian newspaper has reported on the progress of the Stolen Wages WA matter which has been lodged with the Australian Human Rights Commission.

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Steven Conrad

CEO Appointment – July 2020

Shaun Bonett, Chairman of Litigation Lending welcomes the appointment of Stephen Conrad as Chief Executive Officer

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Partnering with ARITA

This year Litigation Lending was honored to be given the opportunity to partner with ARITA as the Conference National Platinum Partner.

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Stolen Wages (QLD) Class Action: In-Principle Settlement July 2019

Stuart Price, CEO of Litigation Lending announces the settlement in-principle for $190m of the Stolen Wages (QLD) class action, representing the 5th largest class action in Australia's history.

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David Christie

Non-Executive Director Appointment – July 2019

Shaun Bonétt, Chairman of Litigation Lending welcomes the appointment of David Christie as a Non-Executive Director.

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Litigation Manager Appointments - June 2019

Litigation Manager Appointments – June 2019

Stuart Price, CEO of Litigation Lending welcomes the appointment of two new Litigation Managers in Manit Oberoi and Siobhan Moore.

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Stolen Wages, September 2016

Litigation Lending is funding a class action in Queensland to recover the unpaid wages of Indigenous people.

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ALFA Launch, April 2018

Litigation Lending CEO Stuart Price is appointed inaugural CEO and Managing Director of The Association of Litigation Funders of Australia (ALFA).

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ALRC Report, August 2018

The Association of Litigation Funders of Australia (ALFA) delivered its submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s (ALRC).

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Helene Roins

Litigation Manager Appointment – ​April 2018

​Stuart Price, CEO of Litigation Lending welcomed Ms Helene Roins to the company as a Litigation Manager in April 2018.

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Supporting PIAC’s Public Interest Litigation

​Litigation Lending has combined forces with Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC), to support their public interest litigation.

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Security for Costs – ARITA Journal December 2017

Kim May discusses whether security for costs can be provided by way of evidence of an insurance policy

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LLS presence in Brisbane

​Litigation Lending has combined forces with Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC), to support their public interest litigation.

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ARITA NSW Division Conference Dinner

On Thursday June 15th 2017, LLS proudly sponsored the ARITA NSW Division Conference Dinner.

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Salvation Army Street Level Mission: Corporate Day of Giving

​Litigation Lending joined forces with Russells Lawyers for the Global Day of Giving by Volunteering at the Salvation Army StreetLevel Mission in Surry Hills.

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Stolen Wages Class Action – November 2016

National indigenous television programme "The Point" aired a segment on 22 November 2016 featuring Roy Savo.

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Salvation Army StreetLevel Mission: Corporate Day of Giving – May 2017

Litigation Lending and Russells Lawyers joined up again for another successful day, giving back to our community.

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ARTICLE: Security for Costs - March 2016

ARTICLE: Security for Costs – March 2016

Two recent decisions considered whether a deed of indemnity from an after the event (ATE) insurer could suffice as security for the defendant's costs.

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Southern Response Class Action – April 2015

Litigation Lending join with GCA Lawyers in Christchurch, New Zealand in launching the largest class action.

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Kim May

Senior Litigation Manager Appointment – May 2015

Stuart Price, CEO of Litigation Lending welcomed Ms Kim May back to the company as a Senior Litigation Manager.

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Shaun Bonet

Appointment of CEO and Managing Director – January 2015

Shaun Bonett, Chairman of Litigation Lending welcomes Mr Stuart Price as the new Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the company.

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