UK Corporations Face Growing Risk Of Class Actions
By Gregg Rowan, Damian Grave and Maura McIntoshAugust 17, 2018, 4:54 PM EDT
Law360 (August 17, 2018, 4:54 PM EDT) -- Recent years have seen an increased focus on class action litigation in the English courts, with a rise in the numbers of high-profile and high-value claims being brought or threatened by large groups of claimants against corporate defendants. That trend seems likely to continue, with a number of elements coming together to create what could prove to be a perfect storm for corporate defendants in the U.K.
One factor contributing to the increased threat is the rise in so-called boutique litigation firms based in London in...