Collective and Class Actions

Pogust Goodhead to open in Sydney amid multi-billion-dollar BHP class action claim

New Australia office will be led by partners Amie Crichton and Joshua Carton

Mishcon acquires majority stake in group actions management business

Co-founders of Brazil-based Somos become equity partners as City firm moves to take on bigger cases

Government pledge to reverse PACCAR judgment’s ‘damaging effects’ on litigation funding welcomed

Legislation promised after funding’s role in exposing Post Office Horizon scandal is highlighted

Senior judge convenes special hearing to manage flood of Dieselgate claims

More than 20 claimant firms are due to be represented at Friday’s hearing

UK’s Competition Appeals Tribunal approves consolidation of Google claims in ad tech litigation

Lawyers say move sets an important precedent and is a ‘milestone’ for the UK’s opt-out regime

‘A big moment’ – car shipping cartel claim delivers first opt-out class action settlement

All eyes on Competition Appeals Tribunal as it prepares to consider £1.5m deal with one of five shipping line defendants

London claimant firm secures landmark $552m financing deal

Pogust Goodhead, which is taking on BHP and Mercedes, secures ‘watershed’ deal with investment manager Gramercy 

Profession counts cost of crucial UK Supreme Court litigation funding ruling

Funders have been quick to reassure market, despite talk of ‘shockwaves’, reports Ben Rigby

Supreme Court litigation funding judgment threatens viability of collective claims

Surprise ruling on funding arrangements particularly throws competition claims into doubt

Court of Appeal revives £2.7bn FX litigation in boost to UK collective action regime

Appellate court overrules Competition Appeal Tribunal by approving class on opt-out basis

‘A natural move for us’ – Gateley launches collective actions practice

Listed UK law firm appoints two partners from claimant firm Slater & Gordon

US companies spend record $3.5bn on class action defence in 2022, study finds

Majority of in-house teams are worried about growth in meritless claims, according to Carlton Fields

Marks & Clerk fails in bid to throw out group 'opt out' claim relating to alleged secret commissions

IP firm alleged to have received secret payments from services provider CPA Global for referring clients

Securities class action settlements grew 142% globally in 2022

Settlement recovery opportunities topped $7.4bn last year according to new report from Broadridge as market rebounded after Covid-19 pandemic

Lord Neuberger unveiled as keynote speaker at London International Disputes Week

Former UK Supreme Court head Lord Neuberger will open the flagship disputes conference

  • 11mos

Unprecedented £600k ad campaign kicks off to promote £17bn UK consumer claim against Mastercard

Campaign in press and on social media follows Mastercard’s Court of Appeal defeat last week

Majority of UK public would join a class action – even if awareness of them remains low

Support for group claims comes despite lingering suspicion over perceived US ‘import’ into UK legal system, study finds

Willkie Farr hails Court of Appeal win as Mastercard suffers new setback in blockbuster UK consumer claim

Estates of three million deceased UK residents can form part of £14bn group action, court rules