LML News & Events

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

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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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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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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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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8

Jun

The Claimants Champion

“Curbing compensation culture” Prime Minister David Cameron pledges to curb the compensation culture, the Ministry of Justice loses the mesothelioma battle trying to deny asbestosis sufferers the right to claim damages, and sacked workers now have to pay to get their cases heard in an Employment Tribunal. DBA (Damages Based Agreements) due to be made […]

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2

Apr

Opt out collective actions are here

Wednesday 25th March 2015 saw the Consumer Rights Act 2015 receive royal assent. This is a huge success not only as Parliament managed to work a weighty piece of legislation through just before it was dissolved, but also because the much heralded ‘opt out’ collective actions in competition law now represent a radical new route […]

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