Prospects Look Strong For UK Class Actions

By Edward Coulson and Rachel Ziegler (August 4, 2021, 6:19 PM EDT) -- Although still not as commonplace as in the U.S. system, there is no doubt that class actions are on the rise in the U.K., and elsewhere in Europe.

As a concept, group actions have been present on the U.K. litigation landscape for a while. However, a number of factors have fueled the recent advances.

Not least among these factors is the rapid expansion of third-party funding availability, for which class actions can offer high investment returns.

With cases emerging in areas as diverse as competition, environmental, data privacy and securities, it is looking to be a busy few years in the class...

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