What is Group Litigation?
It’s a type of group action used when a group of people are affected by the same issue and have experienced the same level of harm. Basically, all of the people claiming will have been affected in the same way and so will typically be awarded the same amount of compensation.
One court-appointed solicitor will represent all claimants. This will usually be the law firm dealing with the most clients or the first law firm to ask to be appointed.
They’re the UK equivalent of class actions in the US! Group actions are becoming more common in UK law as they allow individuals with similar complaints to join together against the defendant.