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Class actions and collective redress: the current landscape and what’s on the horizon

12 May 2022 | 12:30 - 14:30 (BST)
London International Disputes Week


David Barker, Pinsent Masons; Mark Bosley, Berkeley Research Group; Michael Brown, Penningtons Manches Cooper; Jennifer Reeves, Baker & McKenzie; Henry Warwick QC, Henderson Chambers.

What this session will cover

In this session we will explore the evolving landscape for class, group and other collective proceedings in England and Wales and beyond.  Drawing upon their expertise in a variety of practice areas in which collective actions are prevalent – including data protection, financial services, product liability and environmental litigation – the panel will discuss issues including:

  • What do recent developments in the competition and data protection fields tell us about the future of opt-out class actions and other forms of collective action?
  • The ethical impact – both positive and negative – of the growth of litigation funding.
  • The implications of procedural reforms in the UK and elsewhere in Europe for the collective actions landscape, including for London’s appeal as a forum for resolving these actions.
  • The growth of ESG-related collective actions – what’s next?