- Tuesday, 29 January 2013
The government is to introduce opt-out collective actions for competition law claims, but lawyers will not be able to handle them on a contingency fee basis, it announced today. Law firms and third-party litigation funders will also not be allowed to initiate such cases.
Tags: competition law, contingency fees, damages-based agreements
Posted in ADR, DBAs, News
- Wednesday, 25 July 2012
Businesses have warned the government that allowing ‘opt-out’ class actions in competition law will spark “a new litigation industry based on funding and pursuing” such cases, as well as introducing a US-style culture.
Tags: class actions, competition law, opt-out, third-party funding
Posted in ADR, News, Third party