About ICP


Investor Claim Partner (ICP) and ICP Capital provide benchmark claims management and funding services, offering over 60 years of combined specialist experience for its clients.

ICP was founded by leaders of the Australian class action industry.

Starting as a specialist service provider, its services were designed through round-table interaction with representatives of investment managers and super funds that invest over 30% of all Australian capital invested in ASX listed shares.

Drawing on the team’s broad experience, ICP now provides a full service offering, providing claims management, advisory and funding services in a number of practice areas. Click here to learn more.

ICP’s primary goal is to maximise the present value of claim proceeds through:

  • analysis of potential claims and enrolment of lawyers at competitive rates;
  • seeking early settlement with fair outcomes; or
  • managing and funding the litigation to conclusion at benchmark rates.

ICP Capital provides benchmark funding services. Click here to learn more about ICP’s funding services.

Advocating for the Public Interest 

ICP is a proud supporter of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC), conducting strategic litigation to benefit the lives of Australians.

ICP supports PIAC by contributing to the ACO Guarantee Fund, established to indemnify clients whose claims should proceed for the public interest, without having to risk their assets or income.


23 September 2016 – “ICP to change Litigation balance”, Chris Merritt, The Australian.

23 September 2016 – “Extended interview with John Walker”, Ticky Fullerton, ABC News.

29 September 2016 – “John Walker joins Switzer TV”, Peter Switzer, Sky Business News.

26 January 2017 – “Dick Smith shareholders investigate claims against Anchorage, IPO parties“, Sue Mitchell, The Australian Financial Review.

14 February 2017 – “IMF Australia co-founder raising for new litigation fund“, Sarah Thompson, Anthony Macdonald, Joyce Moullakis, The Australian Financial Review.

24 March 2017 – “Australia’s newest litigation funder raises $20m to fund cases“, Sol Dolor, Australasian Lawyer.

25 August 2017 – “Podcast: Litigation revolution“, Tom Lodewyke, Lawyers Weekly.

26 January 2018 – “Class actions offer access to justice for many now excluded“, John Walker, The Australian.

1 August 2018 – “Litigation funding veteran seeks capital for Vocus, Wellard actions“,  Sarah Thompson, Anthony Macdonald, The Australian Financial Review


John Walker – CEO and Founder

John Walker provides ICP with a wealth of experience in: identifying, analysing, instigating and managing investor claims; having been instrumental in creating the Australian litigation funding market, which provided leadership for the emerging global litigation funding market.

In particular, John has been at the forefront in developing the ASX shareholder claim market for private enforcement of laws protecting the ASX and those who invest in Australian equities.

John holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne. After graduating from the University of Melbourne with majors in accounting and economics, he practiced accountancy with Deloitte Haskins and Sells (as it then was). On graduating from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Laws degree he practiced as a commercial litigator in Sydney.

In 1998 John founded Insolvency Management Fund Pty Ltd and in 2001, with Hugh McLernon, founded and listed IMF Australia Ltd, now IMF Bentham Ltd. In 2013, John and Hugh were recognized as being in “The Top 50 Innovators in Big Law in the Last 50 Years”.

More than anyone else, IMF (Australia) Ltd’s Hugh McLernon and John Walker pioneered the model for investing in lawsuits that’s starting to take hold in the United States and the United Kingdom.” The American Lawyer Magazine, 29 July 2013.

Aristocrat and Centro are amongst the major investor claims John has led.

Colin Cameron, City of Swan, said of the successful claims against Lehman Brothers and Standard & Poors:

“John Walker was the very steady hand, with the smarts. On many occasions I would call John and say we need to do this or that. Most of the time he was already on to it before I mentioned it. Sometimes I had to push hard against our legal team and found that John Walker was very supportive to help find a way. Had John not been there we would not have recovered as much as we did.”

Interview with ABC News on the Standard & Poor’s class action.

Radio interview with Ross Greenwood on Standard & Poor’s class action and QLD Floods class action.

Contact Us

Level 13, 115 Pitt Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
P 1800 26 26 00 or
+61 2 8039 6100
E enquiries@icp.net.au