The Bonavero Institute of Human Rights is hosting a 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 conference will take place 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. 

Speakers include:

  • Deborah Hensler (Stanford University)
  • John Coffee (Columbia University)
  • Rachael Mulheron (QMUL)
  • Members of law reform organisations
  • Representatives of the not-for-profit sector
  • Practitioners in the areas of employment, competition, environmental, human rights, and privacy law

Panels include:

  • Class actions in their global context
  • Funding and costs in group litigation and class actions
  • Class actions in the Competition Appeal Tribunal
  • Civil society organisations and the need for class actions
  • Class actions, group litigation and human rights

This event is open to practitioners, policymakers, academics, and students. The event registration page for this event will be made live in due course.

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