CORLA has welcomed the publication of the first rankings for group litigation within the independent legal directory Chambers & Partners
The 2023 Guide of Chambers & Partners, which launched this week, features for the very first time a Group Litigation: Claimant table, which seeks to rank firms based on their activity and knowledge of the sector, including their links to key litigation funders, which have accelerated the growth of the group claims market over recent years.
As the introduction to the new category within the directory explains, claimant group litigation is primarily the means through which consumers can seek redress against large corporate defendants, coming together using several procedural mechanisms available to bring claims which would be uneconomic to pursue on an individual basis.
The founder firms of CORLA feature prominently within the rankings, which has been welcomed by Martyn Day, the Co-president of the association. Mr Day said:
“We are extremely pleased that Chambers & Partners have chosen to recognise the enormous growth in collective actions within the legal sector, especially in relation to claimants who will benefit most from having an independent evaluation of group claims legal services.
“We are also pleased to see the founder firms of CORLA occupying the upper echelons of these rankings, which affirms the organisation’s role as the authoritative and responsible voice on issues relating to collective redress.”
Lydia Burt, Research Manager from Chambers and Partners, said:
“The introduction of a Group Litigation: Claimant table this year was done in recognition of the growing market for group actions in the UK legal landscape. We wanted to highlight the firms that are providing dedicated services to claimant groups, and champion the unique offering they can provide.
“Our research looked into the recent work carried out by firms with a strong focus on claimant work, particularly those with experience representing large groups of individual claimants. We also examined the feedback we received on a range of firms and took into account factors such as multi-jurisdictional expertise, resource allocation and efficiency, strong client-handling skills and coordination with counsel. Strong ties with litigation funders was another aspect we also considered. We considered feedback from client sources, barristers, solicitors, funders and other parties to group litigation.
“We look forward to welcoming future submissions so that we may refine and expand our coverage to include a wider range of firms as well as individuals practising in this area.”
Published on October 21, 2022 by CORLA