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Litigation & Dispute Resolution
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
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Course Aims:

This podcast is aimed at those interested in group litigation in consumer or competition claims. Bar the important Court of Appeal decision in Emerald – which is discussed in this podcast – it’s been a fairly quiet period for group claims in the UK. This podcast explores whether the UK may be losing ground to other more favourable jurisdictions in which to bring mass claims.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the facts and key issues in the Emerald litigation;
  • Be aware of the impact of the recent US case of Morrison and what impact it’s likely to have on potential EU claimants;
  • Be aware of the arrival of Holland and Italy as potentially favourable forums in which to bring the group claims.
Level:
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Classification:
Case Update
Market Update / Hot Topic
Sources and References:
  • CPR 19.6;
  • Duke of Bedford v Ellis [1901] A.C. 1 HL;
  • Emerald Supplies Ltd & Anor v British Airways Plc [2010] EWCA Civ 1284;
  • Morrison v National Australia Bank Ltd. 561 U.S. (2010).
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This podcast with a group action specialist discusses a number of recent developments in the area of group claims having an impact on their likely success and how developments in other countries may affect the UK’s attractiveness as a forum for such claims.

Podcast added: 01/02/12

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