Dispute Resolution: Under one roof
The introduction of the group litigation order through the Civil Procedure Rules opened up the possibility of multiple cases being amalgamated into one, thus cutting down on court time and costs. Nigel Jones QC looks at how they have worked in practice
Group litigation has always sounded such a good idea: instead of the courts dealing with many different actions commenced in different courts in different parts of the country, with different claimants competing to bring different claims against a defendant arising out of the same circumstances, the court would first permit, then encourage and finally insist on the actions being grouped together in one court.
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