Group Litigation

Group Litigation

The mass provision of goods and services, the success of online delivery channels and the increasing power of big data means that the likelihood of commercial mistakes causing damage to thousands or even millions is greater than ever. Consequently, group litigation is on the rise.

Our team of specialist litigators are well placed to help develop and pursue group litigation procedures of all types. We have detailed experience of GLOs, representative actions, test cases and competition follow-on litigation with particular expertise in claims arising out of financial products, data issues and regulatory breaches. Our clients range from retail investors and SMEs, to high net worth individuals and institutions, all of whom for various reasons have seen the benefits of litigating as part of a group, often backed by litigation funding and ATE insurance.

Due to the size and breadth of our overall litigation practice and the depth of our relationships with funders, brokers and ATE insurers, we are well placed to negotiate and structure funding for even the most complex group action. We are connected with the leading chambers, allowing us access to the finest legal and procedural minds; a huge benefit to those who are trying to develop and launch novel and complex claims.

  • Initial case assessment and advice delivered in a commercial manner
  • Assistance in team formation and obtaining counsel's advice for funding
  • Expertise in the evaluation and negotiation of funding structures and ATE insurance policies
  • Guidance on book building processes and activities
  • Group litigation conduct and management
  • Settlement of complex group proceedings

Live Group Actions

Google

We act for consumer champion Richard Lloyd in a multi-billion pound claim against Google for data breaches. This representative action is on behalf of over 5 million consumers.

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Ingenious Media

Acting for over 100 investors in various film finance partnerships structured by Ingenious Media and others.

Dominion

We are pursuing a class action professional negligence/breach of contract claim on behalf of approximately 40 individuals against a company that introduced a group of high net worth individuals to highly publicised film partnership tax schemes.

Shareholder Compensations Claims

We continue to help institutional shareholders obtain compensation for losses they have suffered through investments in UK listed companies which have misled the market.

Interchange Group Actions

We act for two large claimant groups comprising several hundred franchisee members of a global fast food chain and over 150 hotel owners operating within a global hotel brand seeking the recovery of interchange fees paid on Visa and MasterCard transactions.

The European Trucks Cartel

We have been working with a number of retailers such as M&S, Dixons Carphone and Ocado over recent months to assess the value of their claims for trucks of 6 tonnes or over sold in the EEA in the period 1997-2011.

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Royal Mail

Mishcon are leading the largest tax group litigation the UK has ever seen. We act for hundreds of tax-payers seeking to recover taxes which have been overpaid to Royal Mail.

Uber

We are acting for black cab drivers across London in a planned group legal action against Uber for damages and loss of earnings on the basis of Uber’s alleged unlawful operations in London.

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