What we do
Who uses litigation funding?
Claims Funding Australia, in partnership with Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, provides capital and strategic advice to clients ranging from individual investors and small startups to ASX-listed companies. We are fully prepared to fund all types of commercial claims, including:
- Liquidator’s claims
- Breach of contract
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Breach of trust
- Misleading and deceptive conduct
- Continuous disclosure, insider trading or market manipulation
- Oppression of shareholders
- Intellectual property claims
- Commercial arbitrations
Our funding assessment process
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers evaluates every request for funding and makes recommendations to our board based on those assessments.
When considering whether or not we can fund a claim, we need to ask the following questions:
- Does the claim have a reasonable chance of succeeding?
- Is the value of the damages or other remedy sought sufficient to justify the cost of bringing the claim?
- Does the defendant have sufficient resources to pay damages?
Once both Maurice Blackburn’s selection committee and Claims Funding Australia’s board have deemed the claim worthy of pursuit, funding for the claim can be approved.
Litigation funding is all about access to justice. It enables the victims of commercial misconduct to seek reparation without the risks, costs and inconvenience of managing the litigation themselves.
Claims Funding Australia is fully backed by Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, Australia’s leading social justice and class actions law firm, having achieved more than $2bn in class action settlements to date. With nearly a century in practice and more than 25 offices around the nation, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers was founded on the unwavering belief that the law should serve everyone, not just those who can afford it. By partnering with Claims Funding Australia, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers extends those principles to commercial litigation.