HSF publishes Disputes in the Technology Industry Q&As for Practical Law (UK)

HSF technology disputes practitioners Andrew Moir, Rachel Lidgate, Martin Hevey, Kate Macmillan, Peter Dalton, Heather Newton and Rachel Montagnon have recently published a Q&A in Practical Law on Disputes in the Technology Industry (see here for subscribers and here for a pdf) covering all aspects of disputes in the sector including current and future trends. … Read more

Upcoming webinar: Dutch Class Actions – What international companies need to know

Following the introduction of a new class action regime in 2020, the Netherlands continues to see a significant uptick in the number of ongoing and threatened class actions that shows no signs of slowing down. Increasingly, international companies with a presence in the Netherlands, or even those with operations that may impact Dutch citizens, face … Read more

Article published – Lloyd v Google: the upshot for data class actions

The exponential growth in the volume of data being collected and shared, along with the ease and reduced costs of gathering, analysing, using and exploiting data, has resulted in a corresponding increase in data protection laws and regulations. Against that background, data class actions have been a growing phenomenon, driven in part by the interest … Read more

Third edition of Class Actions in Australia launched today

Herbert Smith Freehills is today launching the third edition of its successful textbook, Class Actions in Australia. Written by lawyers from the firm and published by Thomson Reuters, it offers complete coverage of class action law in Australia, from commencement through to choice of forum, opting out, conduct, trial, settlement, costs and funding. The text has … Read more

Webinar: Transnational torts and parent company liability

The English court has seen numerous mass tort claims brought by large groups of claimants against UK companies, often in the energy or extractive industries, relating to the activities of their subsidiaries overseas. The Supreme Court has dismissed jurisdiction challenges in a number of these claims and has provided some clarification of when a parent … Read more

Commercial litigation podcast series – Episode 11: General update

In this 11th episode of our series of commercial litigation update podcasts, we outline some recent cases on witness evidence and relief from sanctions, and give a very brief update on the disclosure pilot. We also cover some decisions on jurisdiction and pleading foreign law, including an important Supreme Court decision, and finally we look … Read more

Supreme Court finds claim for compensation under data protection legislation cannot proceed on “opt-out basis” in high profile Lloyd v Google case

In its judgment this morning the Supreme Court has overturned the Court of Appeal’s decision in the high profile Lloyd v Google case, which would have opened the floodgates for class actions for compensation for loss of control of personal data to be brought on behalf of very large numbers of individuals without identifying class … Read more