A second version of our textual content on class actions in England and Wales, co-authored by Herbert Smith Freehills legal professionals, has been printed within the UK by Candy & Maxwell. It has been edited by Damian Grave, Maura McIntosh and Gregg Rowan with a completely new chapter on insurance coverage co-authored by Greig Anderson and Sarah Irons.
Class actions have turn out to be an more and more important space of regulation and process for our shoppers, with rising numbers of high-value and high-profile claims being introduced by giant teams of claimants. Insurance coverage cowl could also be out there to cowl the legal responsibility and defence prices of the defendant(s) in sure instances. Such cowl can be of curiosity to each side, not solely from a monetary perspective, but in addition as a result of the involvement of insurers within the panorama of a category motion will have an effect on the way in which the motion is dealt with.
Class Actions in England and Wales will present a complete and invaluable supply of sensible steering for these trying to convey or defend class motion litigation within the courts of England and Wales. Within the foreword, the Grasp of the Rolls, the Proper Honourable Sir Geoffrey Vos, describes the guide as a “detailed and sensible information to class actions” which “will proceed to be of the best worth as a result of it addresses the broader contextual background inside which class actions at the moment are being introduced in England and Wales”. He additional congratulates the authors on “making an essential textbook right into a seminal one”.
The work takes the reader by the life cycle of a category motion declare, focusing particularly on the Group Litigation Order process in addition to the opt-out mechanism for bringing competitors claims within the Competitors Attraction Tribunal and in addition discussing consultant actions underneath CPR Half 19. The second version of the textual content has been absolutely up to date to mirror important choices and developments affecting class actions because the first version was printed in 2018. It has additionally been expanded to incorporate 4 totally new chapters on essential matters for sophistication motion litigation: knowledge safety claims, product legal responsibility, employment and, as famous above, insurance coverage. Chapters specializing in shareholder/securities claims, environmental/human proper claims and competitors claims have been retained and up to date from the primary version.