Law firms merge Woodford claims for 'unified front' against Link

Heads to court in October

James Baxter-Derrington
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Law firms Leigh Day and Harcus Parker have today (15 June) filed a joint application at the High Court to bring a single case against Link Fund Solutions in relation to its role in the Woodford collapse.

A Group Litigation Order will detail the claimants' allegations against Link, the primary of which is alleged mismanagement of the former Woodford Equity Income fund. According to ShareSoc, which endorsed Leigh Day's legal claim in November 2020, the joint claim will represent around 20,000 claimants currently registered with the two law firms. The hearing of the application will be the first time the party related to the fund collapse appears in court, and it is currently anticipated to be held over two days in October. A draft Generic Particulars of Claim has been lodged with the...

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