Group Litigation

At 2TG, we have a well-established and highly regarded Group Litigation practice and have been instructed in many of the leading actions over the past 25 years.

Due to the nature of the disputes generally at the heart of group litigation, there is much overlap with our work in private international law, as well as with specialist areas of practice such as business human rights, product liability, personal injury, professional negligence, healthcare, sport and environmental law.

Many of our international group matters relate to business human rights where we represent claimants and defendants in very high-profile public interest cases, seeking to preserve the balance between State and individual rights, and we are regularly instructed by UK and overseas governments, public authorities, insurers, communities and global corporations. The issues raised are often complex, including difficult questions of conflict of laws, tort, limitation, parent company liability, contribution and claims handling. Our barristers have worked on many of the leading cases including the African Minerals litigation, the Shell litigation/Okpabi, Vedanta, the Kenyan Emergency Group Litigation (Mau Mau), the Cyprus Emergency Litigation, and Iraqi Civilians Litigation.

We are often called on to deal with specialist practice area related group actions. Chambers has an outstanding reputation in several areas that are inclined to give rise to these collective actions, such as product liability, especially in relation to clinical and pharmaceutical products, automotive products and other issues of professional negligence. Members have been involved in many of the high-profile matters subject to group litigation orders in recent years such as Corin and DePuy metal on metal hip replacement surgery, PIP breast implants and the diesel emissions.

Our barristers are routinely instructed to act on other managed litigation, including ‘series of claims’ where disputes involving numerous claims and multiple parties are allocated to a certain Court and judge so that the matters are dealt with concurrently and with shared reference. This includes a number of high-profile examples in the Healthcare sector such as litigation against Oculentis in relation to intraocular lenses, various multi-party surgical mesh disputes and claims regarding sterilisation implants, with all these matters including hundreds of claimants.

The set is also experienced in dealing with the managed litigation of group personal injury claims including those relating to psychiatric and physical abuse matters. Members continue to be instructed in the most prominent, complex and catastrophic group personal injury cases in the courts, such as the Grenfell Litigation.

The rise of duty of care and negligence group litigation claims in Sport, against various regulatory and governing bodies, has seen the Sports team at 2TG instructed by World Rugby in relation the alleged mismanagement of concussion and subsequent association with early onset dementia.

For more information, contact our clerks on:

+44 (0)20 7822 1200
or click here to email.

Group Litigation Barristers

Martin Porter KC

Call 1986 | Silk 2006

Lucy Wyles KC

Call 1994 | Silk 2022

Michael de Navarro KC

Call 1968 | Silk 1990

Benjamin Browne KC

Call 1976 | Silk 1996

Howard Palmer KC

Call 1977 | Silk 1999

Neil Moody KC

Call 1989 | Silk 2010

Charles Dougherty KC

Call 1997 | Silk 2013

Marie Louise Kinsler KC

Call 1992 | Silk 2017

Bradley Martin KC

Call 1990 | Silk 2018

Niazi Fetto KC

Call 1999 | Silk 2023

Sonia Nolten KC

Call 2002 | Silk 2023

Clare Brown

Call 1993

Doré Green

Call 1994

Jack Harris

Call 2006

Anna Hughes

Call 2008

David Thomas

Call 2009

William Clerk

Call 2012

George Hilton

Call 2012

Kate Legh

Call 2018

Alex Ivory

Call 2021

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