Case alleging secret client referral fees can proceed in first appellate ruling on representative actions since Lloyd v Google.
The Court of Appeal of England and Wales has upheld a High Court ruling allowing claims against patent and trademark attorneys Marks & Clerk for allegedly receiving secret commissions to proceed as a representative action.
David Greene, co-president of the Collective Redress Lawyers Association (CORLA), commented that in upholding the High Court’s decision to allow this claim to proceed as a representative action, “the Court of Appeal has provided very helpful clarity in an important developing area of law”.
He continued: “The decision can be seen as a significant step in the development of the collective redress regime in England and Wales ensuring access to justice for SMEs and consumers.”
For the full article written by Maura O’Malley and published by The Global Legal Post on 23 January 2024, click here.
Published on January 24, 2024 by CORLA