Partner and vice-president of CORLA Guy Robson comments on the future of collective action and the need for new rules to reduce inconsistency and ambiguity, in The Times.
Guy’s comments were published in The Times, 28 April 2022.
“Since group litigation — and other forms of collective redress — has only really taken off recently in the UK, the procedural and practical framework has yet to catch up.”
There is little in the civil procedure rules that discusses group litigation on behalf of multiple claimants. Hence, courts have to “improvise work-arounds or stretch existing rules”, creating inconsistency and ambiguity, and increasing the costs.