This is a joint conference hosted by the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford and the Katholic University of Leuven


This important event will report on a major research project that evaluates the comparative empirical evidence on different mechanisms offering collective redress, in order to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different mechanisms - collective actions, criminal compensation orders, criminal follow-on damages claims, regulators' redress powers, ombudsmen, compensation schemes, redress schemes, ADR and ODR systems, voluntary arrangements, or anything else. 

Against the background of the review in 2017 of the European Commission's Recommendation on collective redress mechanisms, this research project will not assume that any particular mechanism is superior to any other, but will aim to produce a map of the techniques that exist in different Member States, and enable an objective evaluation of the empirical evidence.

National reports are available from the following countries:

Belgium,​ Bulgaria​, Czeck Republic​, England and Wales​, Finland​, France​, Germany​, Greece​, Hungary​, Italy (Gianni Origone)​, Italy I ​, Italy II ​, Lithuanina​, Poland​, Poland TulibackaRomania​, Sweden​, Ukraine, and UK Financial Ombudsman Service.

Further comparative information will be available at the conference.


For more information regarding the conference please view our programme or contact João Ilhão Moreira.

Registration Fees - from 1st October or when Early Bird is Fully Booked:
Academics/NGO: £300
Government: £200
Business/Law/Industry: £500
Students: £45 (optional extra £55 to attend the evening drinks reception and dinner; £100 in total) 

Register  Deadline 7th December 2016

Sponsered by;

Swiss Re​                                                           The Foundation for Law, Justice and Society   

Swiss Re