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Maurice Blackburn plans class action against IOOF

Law firm Maurice Blackburn is preparing to launch a class action law suit against ASX-listed financial services firm IOOF.

Reaching a "critical point" in its investigation into a class action against the firm, Maurice Blackburn said all institutional and retail investors that purchased IOOF shares between 1 December 2013 and 19 June 2015 are invited to register their interest in a claim against the firm.

Maurice Blackburn class action principal Brooke Dellavedova is scheduled to announce the details of the potential class action against IOOF in Melbourne today.

The announcement follows allegations that front-running and insider trading had occurred within the firm.

Since these allegations were brought to light, IOOF has been interrogated by the Senate Economics Committee regarding the possible misconduct.

These allegations against IOOF have also prompted calls by Nationals Senator John Williams for a Royal Commission into the financial services sector

IOOF was contacted for comment but was unable to respond by deadline.