A public consultation was recently launched and is open until 10 January 2022. Learn more about some key updates being assessed in potential revision of the PLD.
A new law allowing groups of EU consumers to launch collective actions against traders has passed through the final stages of the legislative process and will enter into force soon.
Introduction As reported in our earlier blog, a compromise has recently been reached in respect of the content of a new EU Directive on consumer collective redress (the Directive), with the final directive likely to come into force by the end of the year and member states to transpose it […]
Confidentiality clauses in product liability settlements: UK product safety regulator publishes new guidance
OPSS sets out best practice on non-disclosure agreements.
This is not a class action: proposed directive to introduce group actions across the EU gaining momentum
Jamie Humphreys and Tracey Bischofberger
The EU has been pushing ahead with proposed new legislation to introduce representative actions across the EU. The proposed new EU-wide rules will apply to infringements of a broad range of EU laws that harm the collective interests of consumers including in the areas of consumer rights, data protection, product liability and product safety.
A recent decision by the English courts has confirmed that litigation privilege is available for criminal investigations
The Court of Appeal has refused an appeal by victims of post-election violence in Kenya to impose liability on the parent company of the tea plantation where they worked.