Notes and Changes

Please note that this event may be recorded, with the exception of any live audience questions. This conference will take place virtually via Zoom. Registration links for the various panels can be found in the programme below.

The Bonavero Institute of Human Rights is hosting a virtual conference on class actions and group litigation in England and Wales. This is one of the first major conferences to focus on this emerging and rapidly developing area of the law. The conference will bring together legal practitioners, funders, academics, and other stakeholders to examine the continuing barriers to access to justice in the context of group litigation. 

The virtual conference will take place on Zoom over two days, with a series of lectures and panels on a range of topics pertinent to the promotion of greater access to justice through group litigation. This virtual event is open to practitioners, policymakers, academics, and students.

Programme:

Day 1 – 6 May 2021

9:25am:
  • Welcome by Kate O’Regan (Bonavero Institute, Oxford)
  • Conference Introduction by Michael Molavi (Bonavero Institute, Oxford)
9:30 – 10:30am:
  • Panel 1: Frontiers in Class Actions

To register for the Welcome and Panel 1, please click here

11:00am – 12:00pm:
  • Panel 2: Funding and Costs
    • Adrian Zuckerman (Oxford)
    • Charlie Morris (Woodsford)
    • Steven Friel (Woodsford)
    • Ianika Tzankova (Tilburg)

To register for Panel 2, please click here

5:00 – 6:00pm:

To register for Panel 3, please click here

6:30pm – 7:30pm:

Keynote Address – Deborah Hensler (Stanford, USA)

To register for the Keynote Address, please click here

Day 2 – 7 May 2021

9:00 – 10:00 am:
  • Panel 4: Class actions in competition law
    • Michael O’Higgins (Forex Rep. Claimant)
    • Belinda Hollway (Scott & Scott)
    • Anthony Maton (Hausfeld)
    • Walter Merricks (Merricks Rep. Claimant)

To register for Panel 4, please click here

11:00am – 12:00pm:
  • Panel 5: Class Actions and Rights
    • Martyn Day (Leigh Day)
    • Ravi Nayer (Brown Rudick)
    • James Oldnall (solicitor in Lloyd)
    • Golnaz Nayerahmadi (Rochon Genova)

To register for Panel 5, please click here

1:00pm – 2:00pm:
  • Panel 6: Accessibility and Civil Justice
    • Trevor Farrow (Osgoode Hall)
    • Alistair Kinley (BLM)
    • John Sorabji (UCL)
    • Michael Molavi (Bonavero Institute, Oxford)

To register for Panel 6, please click here

The conference has been organised by Dr Michael Molavi and Suzanne Chiodo. It has been generously funded by Woodsford Litigation Funding.