With the increasing scale and reach of business and government, growth in big data and greater availability of litigation funding, Group Litigation is more common than ever. We are experienced in managing and defending collective actions in this specialist area of litigation.
We can advise on collective actions involving employment matters, commercial failures, financial claims and regulatory infringements. Our experience extends to the arranging and challenging the funding behind group litigation. This includes:
- Defending the Post Office in a High Court Group Litigation claim by 500+ postmasters who allege that Post Office's IT system, Horizon, is defective, causing them financial loss and, in some cases, to have been convicted for theft and fraud. This is one of The Lawyer's Top 20 Cases of 2018
- Equal pay - Representing NHS Trusts and Local Authorities in their defence of large multiple equal pay claims. Defending a large equal pay claim against Sainsbury's
- Toxic Sofas litigation - Advising Creation Finance, the finance company behind the Land of Leather "toxic sofas" Group Litigation. At the time, this was the largest consumer group litigation in the UK
- Acting for the insurers of a hotel chain in a Group Action involving over 1,200 Claimants seeking damages for food poisoning allegedly contracted from food consumed in a hotel in Spain.