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Vol 22 No 7 July/August 2017

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Class Actions

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ISBN13: 9780414057302
To be Published: October 2018
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £199.00



  • Covers various class action procedures and funding, conduct, trial and settlement
  • Examines specific types of class actions, in particular three specific areas of law—shareholder claims, human rights and environmental claims, and competition claims
  • The main causes of action are examined for shareholder claims in England and Wales as well as shareholder activism and the impact of regulatory action
  • Covers the basis of claims and causes of action in human rights and environmental issues, looking at the impact of increased scrutiny of human rights and environmental compliance and relevant international laws and principles
  • Investigates competition claims in the light of new legislation—the Consumer Rights Act 2015, brought into force in October 2015—as well as safeguards to avoid frivolous or unmeritorious claims and opt-out collective settlement or voluntary redress schemes and the EU antitrust damages directive
  • Draws on applicable procedural rules, case law, comparative analysis and the authors’ own experience of class action litigation
  • Gives an overview of class actions, including the definition of a class action, the procedures for the grouping of claims and the distinction between opt-in and opt-out claims
  • Outlines the principles relating to jurisdiction, choice of law and enforcement of judgments in England and Wales, and how they apply in group action context
  • Looks at the participation of foreign claimants and the enforcement of foreign class action judgments or settlement
  • Explains how to commence and conduct a group action, including case management, disclosure and evidence, giving examples of cases
  • Outlines the trial, judgment and settlement processes of a group action, looking at individual and practical issues
  • Costs and third party funding of group actions are explained