Hausfeld joint-founder of new association CORLA to improve collective access to justice
Hausfeld has joined forces with five further firms to found the Collective Redress Lawyers Association (CORLA), an association to improve access to justice via reformed mechanisms for effective collective redress.
CORLA’s formal launch took place at the Law Society on Thursday 31st March. The launch was attended by members of the judiciary and academics, as well as practitioners in the field of collective redress and group litigation.
Attendees heard from Professor Rachael Mulheron of Queen Mary University as to the deficiencies in current procedural mechanisms for collective redress and the strong case for reform, and from Senior Master Fontaine about her experiences overseeing the current group litigation regime. Tom de la Mare QC of Blackstone Chambers addressed attendees on the limitations of the existing rules governing group litigation and potential reforms which could improve the position.
Members of CORLA’s committee detailed CORLA’s aims and objectives, further details of which can be found on its website.
Hausfeld has pioneered collective redress in Europe over the last decade and we want to continue doing so as a founder firm of CORLA. Whilst some progress has been made, notably in the competition field, there are still key areas where the lack of effective collective mechanisms is preventing access to justice, including key areas of consumer law.Anthony Maton, Global Co-Chair at Hausfeld
In addition to Hausfeld, CORLA’s founder firms are Leigh Day, Edwin Coe, Keller Lenkner, Milberg and PGMBM.