Richard Leedham, Partner in the Dispute Resolution department and head of Mishcon de Reya's Commercial Litigation practice, has been featured in The Lawyer, speaking about the biggest cases and legal issues due to take place in 2022. The article follows the announcement of The Lawyer’s annual “Top 20 Cases of 2022,” published in anticipation of the upcoming year’s most noteworthy and significant cases.
As part of a lineup of experts asked to comment on the analysis, Richard singled out collective action, opt-in and opt-out regimes, and the unclear position in Lloyd v Google.
He commented, “On the one hand, opt-in claims continue to proceed, whether via GLOs or not; on the other, the raft of claims where proceedings had been issued on a representative basis under CPR19.6, but stayed pending the Lloyd v Google decision now look to have decidedly uncertain futures.”
Claimant lawyers in the meantime will need to keep a close eye on Lord Leggatt’s review of the group action landscape in the UK, as well as to questions of data breach and misuse claims, given that Lloyd was brought under the old and not current GDPR legislation.
“How the CAT deals with the Mastercard, Trucks, BT, South West trains, FX and other disputes” will also be of relevance to the opt-out regime, he says. “Of course we will be working on the numerous opt-in cases that continue to keep us all busy,” Richard concluded.
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