The Team

Justin Ward

Justin Ward

Portfolio Manager - Insolvency

Justin heads up the LCM Recoveries business globally and is based in LCM’s Sydney office.

In this role he has implemented some of the most innovative assignments in the Australian insolvency market.

Justin joined LCM in 2019 as a Portfolio Manager, focussing on solutions for funding insolvency-related claims, assignment of claims and debt purchase. He has been involved in the insolvency industry since 2009, with experience managing complex litigation both as an insolvency professional and as a litigation funder. He is at the forefront of the assignment of insolvency claims having completed a number of assignments in the Australian and UK markets. 

Prior to joining LCM, Justin ran a consulting and funding business servicing liquidators and secured creditors in the Australian market. This business had significant success funding matters which traditionally wouldn’t have been funded and in maximising returns for creditors.

Justin is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association. He has degrees in Information Systems and Accounting and a Masters in Business Law. 


“Assignee Can Engage In Statutory Tracing Pursuant To S 588FF”; co-authored with Justine Denman (Stacks Law Firm); published in LexisNexis Insolvency Law Bulletin (Vol. 21, No. 9 & 10, April 2022)

“Using Liquidator’s Examination Documents In Assigned Claims”; co-authored with Marcel Fernandes (12 Wentworth Selborne Chambers); published in LexisNexis Insolvency Law Bulletin (Vol. 21, No. 5 & 6, July 2021)

“Disputes finance as a corporate finance tool”; co-authored with Glenn Livingstone (KPMG); published in Acuity Magazine (August 2020)

“Assignment of claims: a comparative analysis of the United Kingdom and Australia”; co-authored with Siba Diqer (LCM) and Hugo Marshall (LCM); published in INSOL International Quarterly Journal (2nd quarter, August 2020)

“Assigning claims: A practical update”; co-authored with Siba Diqer (LCM); published in the ARITA Journal (March, 2020)



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