The UK Supreme Court handed down its decision in the matter of Lloyd v Google on 10 November 2021. With this judgment, the doors to a minefield of potential representative actions in England and Wales have been prised to open a little further. As Google enjoys the present victory, claimant groups may well be celebrating the clarity that this case has delivered.
Without a doubt, the reasoning of the Court will inspire a re-focus on what a successful representative procedure (CPR rule 19.6) looks like, and with some adjustment, the shots fired in the next class action battle are very likely to blow the doors off.
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