Last Updated May 15, 2019

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Signature Litigation LLP has offices in London, Paris and Gibraltar specialising in complex, high-value, multi-jurisdictional litigation and arbitration. The firm has no transactional practice, and seeks to minimise the constraints posed by commercial and legal conflicts of interest. Its lawyers have trained and previously worked at other top-tier UK, US and international law firms. Its multi-award winning team has advised on some of the most significant and complex disputes in recent legal history, spanning a range of sectors including banking and financial services, energy and natural resources, pension, private equity, trusts and insurance.

In England and Wales there are a number of means for bringing collective litigation (ie, class actions). The most common methods are the use of group litigation orders (GLOs) and claims by representative claimants. GLOs are typically used to group together several claims where there is more than one claimant and the causes of action raise common or related issues of fact or law. These claims are then managed using specific procedural rules. Representative proceedings may be brought where more than one claimant has the same interest in the claim. The claim is begun by one or more persons as a representative of all others who have the 'same interest' in the claim.

It should be noted that there are separate procedures for bringing competition law claims before the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT). The Consumer Rights Act 2015, which came into force on 1 October 2015, expanded the CAT's powers, including the ability to order injunctive relief.

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Signature Litigation LLP has offices in London, Paris and Gibraltar specialising in complex, high-value, multi-jurisdictional litigation and arbitration. The firm has no transactional practice, and seeks to minimise the constraints posed by commercial and legal conflicts of interest. Its lawyers have trained and previously worked at other top-tier UK, US and international law firms. Its multi-award winning team has advised on some of the most significant and complex disputes in recent legal history, spanning a range of sectors including banking and financial services, energy and natural resources, pension, private equity, trusts and insurance.

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