The Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, part of the University of Oxford’s Faculty of Law, is hosting a free virtual conference on class actions and access to justice in England and Wales on May 6th-7th.

This is one of the first major conferences to focus on this emerging and rapidly developing area of the law. The conference will bring together legal practitioners, funders, academics, and other stakeholders to examine the continuing barriers to access to justice in the context of group litigation.

The conference will take place over two days (6th-7th May 2021), with a series of lectures and panels on a range of topics relating to the promotion of greater access to justice through group litigation:

  • Class actions in their global context 

  • Funding and costs in group litigation and class actions

  • Class actions in the Competition Appeal Tribunal

  • Civil society organisations and the need for class actions

  • Class actions, group litigation and human rights

Speakers include Woodsford’s CEO, Steven Friel and CIO (EMEA), Charlie Morris together with pre-eminent academics from both sides of the Atlantic and leading practitioners in the areas of employment, competition, environmental, human rights, and privacy law.

Woodsford is very proud to support this timely and vital event.

This free event will be hosted virtually and is open to practitioners, policymakers, academics, and students.

For more information and to register, visit the event website here.