Justice review backs class actions in English courts – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 13th, 2008 in class actions, news by sally

“More class actions in English courts would benefit consumers, small businesses and employees, according to a new report by the advisory body charged with overseeing the modernisation of the civil justice system.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th August 2008

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CJC pushes for overhaul of UK class action system – The Lawyer

Posted March 25th, 2008 in class actions, news by sally

“Procedures governing group actions could be overhauled to improve access to justice, the Civil Justice Council (CJC) has told The Lawyer.”

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The Lawyer, 24th March 2008

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US-style lawsuits to fuel compensation culture – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 26th, 2007 in class actions, compensation, consumer protection, news, price fixing by sally

“Consumers will be entitled to automatic compensation payouts from retailers who fix high street prices under Government proposals to introduce US-style class-action lawsuits to Britain.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th November 2007

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UK class actions are on the way, survey says – The Times

Posted October 31st, 2007 in class actions, news by sally

“The UK has ‘the most fertile ground in Europe’ for a growth in class action lawsuits according to a new survey from the Economist Intelligence Unit.”

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The Times, 30th October 2007

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Equalities head calls for reform of tribunal system – The Guardian

Posted October 25th, 2007 in class actions, equality, human rights, news by sally

“Access to justice is a luxury for many victims of discrimination, the head of the new equalities watchdog warned last night.”

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The Guardian, 24th October 2007

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UK firms poised to reap rewards of class action litigation upswing – Legal Week

Posted September 6th, 2007 in class actions, consumer protection, news by sally

“The UK legal community is united in the belief that US-style class action litigation is set to take off throughout Europe, with product liability cited as a key growth sector. Claire Ruckin reports on the results of the latest Big Question survey.”

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Legal Week, 6th September 2007

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