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Experts Conclude Class Actions on the Rise in UK, Rest of Europe

While class actions may not be as standard in the U.K. as they are in the U.S., class actions are on the rise in the U.K. and elsewhere in Europe, according to an expert analysis in Law 360. In the article, Edward Coulson, a partner, and Rachel Ziegler, senior associate at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, explore recent cases and developing trends in the U.K. litigation landscape.

While several factors have fueled the recent advance, according to the analysis, not least among these factors is the rapid expansion of third-party funding availability, for which class actions can offer high investment returns.

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