Group actions are finally becoming commonplace in the English courts as a means by which claimants who might otherwise be priced out of litigation can obtain access to justice, thanks both to advances in technology and more sophisticated funding arrangements. Penningtons Manches Cooper’s specialist group action lawyers are widely recognised as market leaders in this growing field.
Group actions can be used when groups or classes of people, who have sufficiently common features to their claims, wish to bring an action collectively against common defendants. Their advantages include sharing between the group costs and risks that could make a claim unviable for a single claimant. These economies of scale enable substantial and often life-changing redress for consumers, private investors and businesses.who may have no other route to seek compensation.
Praised by both Chambers UK and The Legal 500 for their commercial approach and ability to explain legal concepts clearly, our experienced group action lawyers have recovered millions of pounds in damages for a wide range of clients. We regularly act in high profile, high value group actions arising from financial mis-selling, professional negligence and other causes of action. Our unique track record, innovative approach and reputation in this quickly developing domain enable us to progress claims more efficiently and more effectively than our competitors, and to produce the best possible results for our clients.
When the merits of a group action appear strong, third party funding or conditional fee (also known as no win no fee) agreements may be available. Our lawyers are happy to discuss how these options work in practice and prioritise regular communication to keep clients involved at every stage of the claims process.
Acting for over 200 claimants against their former solicitors in relation to the failed Northern Powerhouse property development schemes.
Representing 160 investors in the failed care home investment schemes marketed and sold by the Carlauren group.
Acting for a group of 138 Hong Kong private investors in UK fractional sales schemes.
Representing a group of claimants in proceedings against their former advisers over their alleged breaches of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.