Legal collective actions: The ins and outs of opting out

New provisions in the Consumer Rights Act 2015 allow opt-out of collective actions. The provisions are intended to make the UK courts a more attractive venue for private competition litigation.

However, if claims management companies exploit it as an opportunity to make money, insurers and their policyholders will be confronted with yet another process benefiting those representing the claimants rather than the claimants themselves.

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