LML News & Events

Updates and events about our group action cases, plus general news about group litigation in the UK and related subjects.

14

Oct

Google You Owe Us Nothing

Group Litigation continues to be a hot topic in legal circles and we were treated to the next chapter of the UK development story this week as the Court published its judgment in the Google You Owe Us case. This was representative action being taken by Richard Lloyd, renowned consumer champion and former head of […]

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30

May

RBS Shareholder Litigation – making the business case for specialist group litigation management in the UK

RBS Shareholder Litigation – making the business case for specialist group litigation management in the UK

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22

Mar

Litigation Funding Article

Ben Hawkins summarises the Group Litigation climate in the UK in February 2017’s issue of Litigation Funding Magazine. Click here to read the article (PDF)

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21

Sep

Annual Litigation Trends Survey Highlights Growth in “Mass” Claims

Norton Rose Fulbright has published its 12th Annual Litigation Trends survey. This one leads with MORE CLASS ACTIONS as number 3 trend.

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13

Jul

VW and MasterCard – who will get justice first?

Two large consumer scandals – and the legal redress that follows – have hit national headlines recently. And the way the stories progress from here will provide a useful commentary on the effectiveness of the UK’s access to justice regime.

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15

Apr

Herbert Smith Freehills on Class Actions in the UK

Herbert Smith Freehills, one of the leading litigation firms in the world, have published their view that the UK class action market is “heating up in 2016”. According the their report, the trends fuelling this growth are: litigation funding on the rise with new players entering the market and existing funders raising significant funds, growing […]

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26

Jan

CMA investigation welcomed

It was interesting to read that the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) is going to investigate the legal services market to address concerns about “affordability and standards of service” in the consumer and small business sectors.  These are precisely the clients who are most likely to be affected by the problems that LML group actions […]

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5

Nov

Competition Litigation – A Car Crash Waiting to Happen

With beautiful timing, the VW emissions scandal hit the headlines at the beginning of October, when the collective actions provisions of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 came into force. This was a dream ticket for the media, which needed a real life story to bring a legal industry development to life. We wrote here expressing our reservations about a group claim by VW customers.

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25

Sep

VW Group Action? What VW Group Action?

The UK media has been full of “class action” scandal this week. Off the back of the VW “emissions scandal”, mainstream newspapers, radio and TV news programmes have interviewed solicitors from well known group actions firms such as Slater & Gordon and Leigh Day & Co who are talking up potential group litigation against VW […]

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24

Sep

Opt Out Collective Actions Are One Step Closer

The UK has come closer to rolling out its first “opt out” class actions as Part 8 of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 comes into force on 1st October. Last week saw the release of the Government’s response to consultation on rules of procedure on the Competition Appeals Tribunal (CAT). These rules are pivotal in […]

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