Collective Claims

Date

Wednesday 6th December 2017

Time

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Venue

Seminar Room, 12 King's Bench Walk, Temple, London, EC4Y 7EL

 

This talk will provide an introduction to procedure and tactics in the various different modes of collective redress, including representative actions, group claims, test cases, and class actions, as well as consideration of the future of collective claims in the UK.

This is a free event and will be hour long. Booking is required (booking form can be found below) – places will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.


SPEAKERS

Harry Steinberg QC

Harry Steinberg specialises in large-scale group claims – typically involving private international tort law and product liability – serious personal injury and industrial disease. Harry is nominated for Personal Injury / Clinical Negligence Silk of the Year in the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2017.

He is renowned for innovative thinking, winning difficult cases and challenging legal orthodoxy.

Legal 500 (2016) said “… he has an extraordinary legal mind with an ability to understand complex legal issues very quickly.” Chambers & Partners (2015) described him as “…the go-to man for asbestos claims; no-one else compares”. Read more…

Kate Boakes

Kate acts for claimants and defendants in all of 12KBW’s core areas. She specialises in international personal injury, industrial disease, and sexual abuse.

In addition to her paper-based practice, she regularly appears in trials, interim applications, case management hearings and appeals. She has particular experience of cross-border group actions and enjoys working on large-scale litigation as part of a team. Read more…