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Dixon Advisory Class Action

In December 2021, Shine Lawyers filed a class action against Dixon Advisory on behalf of clients who were given financial advice to invest in US Masters Residential Property Fund (URF). 

In November 2023, an agreement was reached with E&P Financial Limited (E&P) and other respondents to settle the Dixon Advisory Class Action.

What is the Dixon Advisory Class Action about?

The Dixon Advisory Class Action team have filed a class action on behalf of clients of Dixon Advisory in relation to advice given to invest in URF.

This advice was recently the subject of an investigation undertaken by the Australian Financial Review which can be found here.

Based on information contained in this report the Dixon Advisory Class Action team alleges:

  • the advice given to Dixon Advisory clients was not suitable for the clients' particular needs and taking into account their entire financial circumstances;

  • recommendations made to Dixon Advisory clients to invest in products and investments conceived, developed and promoted by companies in the Evans Dixon Group were not in the clients’ best interest; and

  • conflicts of interest were not adequately addressed in relation to recommendations to invest in Evans Dixon Group products and investments.

Case Documents

If a group member would like to request access to the Settlement Deed and Deed of Company Arrangement, please email with the request.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a class action?

When Governments, large companies or institutions do the wrong thing and people are harmed or suffer loss as a result, an individual can have little to no means of bringing a legal claim.

Class actions are an important mechanism within Australia’s legal system that allow large groups of people to come together to pursue a claim collectively.

For a class action to take place, there are three criteria that need to be met:

  1. There must be 7 or more people that have claims against the same defendant; and

  2. The claims relate to the same or similar circumstances; and

  3. The claim must relate to at least one common issue of law or fact.

For more information about how class actions resolve, click here.

How long do class actions take to resolve?

It can take up to several years for a class action to resolve. The time taken from case commencement through to resolution and settlement administration depends on the particular case, and the nature of the claim.

For more information about class actions and how they work, click here.

Does it cost anything to join a class action?

Shine Lawyers is committed to ensuring that everyone, regardless of their background or financial situation, has access to justice. We run our class actions in a way that means you are not exposed to any costs or financial risk, so joining a class action will cost you nothing.

When a class action is successful, the legal fees and costs to run the class action are deducted from the settlement amount that is approved by the Court. If the class action is unsuccessful, we will ensure there are no out-of-pocket costs to you.

Will my contact details be kept private?

Yes, your contact details will remain confidential and we will seek your consent before disclosing any of your personal information (including before such disclosure is required by the Court).

Shine Lawyers will only use your personal information strictly for the purpose of the legal proceedings.

Meet the Dixon Advisory Class Action team

Shine Lawyers’ Dixon Advisory Class Action team includes some of the firm’s most experienced litigators, solicitors and support staff. You can learn more about the team running this class action by clicking on their profile below. 

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