Shazia Yamin, who led on the first Volkswagen emissions group action, and Claire Powell, discuss the need for reform in consumer group litigation and consider how different procedural mechanisms in other jurisdictions operate.
“Group litigation orders (GLOs) are one of three main procedural mechanisms available to litigants in the English courts for obtaining collective redress. GLOs are the most widely used of the three, all of which share a common objective: to enable groups of claimants with a shared interest to pursue a remedy against the same defendant(s). GLOs are a case management regime. They require claimants to “opt-in” meaning proceedings must be issued for each individual claim, which are then collectively managed by the court.”
This article was written by Shazia Yamin, Partner, and Claire Powell, Associate Solicitor at CORLA Founder Firm Leigh Day on 21 October 2022. To read the full article, please see here.
Published on October 23, 2022 by CORLA