Insurance issues in class actions – new webinar and “handy client guide”

Herbert Smith Freehills has today released the fourth in our series of webinars on class actions in England and Wales, looking at insurance issues in class actions. In the presentation Sarah McNally and Greig Anderson discuss how to maximise insurance recoveries when class action risk arises. Clients and contacts of the firm can register to access … Read more

Three separate class actions related appeals heading for the Supreme Court

In a sign of the extent to which class actions have become part of the mainstream of English litigation, the Supreme Court has recently given permission to appeal in three cases brought by or on behalf of large groups of claimants in three completely different contexts. Most recent is the MasterCard litigation, in which the … Read more

Shareholder class actions – new webinar and “handy client guide”

Herbert Smith Freehills has today released the third in our series of webinars on class actions in England and Wales, looking at shareholder class actions. In the presentation Simon Clarke, Harry Edwards and Kirsten Massey discuss the outlook for shareholder group actions in England and Wales, the types of claims (eg under sections 90 and … Read more

Data breach class actions – new webinar and “handy client guide”

Herbert Smith Freehills has today released the second in our series of webinars on class actions in England and Wales, this time looking at data protection and privacy issues. In the presentation, Julian Copeman, Harry Edwards, Miriam Everett and Lucy McAlister explain why this area is ripe for class actions, what we have seen so far, … Read more

Handy client guide to class actions in England and Wales

Herbert Smith Freehills has launched a series of short guides to class actions in England and Wales. The first two editions, (i) Overview of class actions in the English courts and (ii) Group Litigation Orders (GLOs), have been published here. Future editions in the series will also be posted on that page. These topics have also … Read more

Court of Appeal confirms Morrisons vicariously liable for employee’s deliberate actions in first successful UK class action for data breach

The Court of Appeal has today dismissed an appeal against the High Court’s decision that Morrisons was vicariously liable for its employee’s misuse of data, despite: (i) Morrisons having done as much as it reasonably could to prevent the misuse; and (ii) the employee’s intention being to cause reputational or financial damage to Morrisons itself: Wm … Read more