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Rapid Response Event: Consumer Rights Act 2015 - The UK Class Action: A Reaction

Event Details

Time: 18:00-20:00

Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP

Following the Royal Assent to the Consumer Rights Act on 26 March, the UK's first class action regime is now law and is expected to come into force in October of this year. This evening seminar gives a reaction to the passage of the Act from an expert panel and looks forward to how the system is likely to develop - using experience in other class action jurisdictions as a guide.


  • Professor Rachael Mulheron, Queen Mary, University of London
  • David Greene, Senior Partner, Edwin Coe LLP
  • Tony Woodgate, Head, EU and Regulatory, Simmons & Simmons
  • Bernardine Adkins, Head of Competition, Wragge Lawrence Graham LLP

Event convened by Vincent Smith, Eva Lein and Duncan Fairgrieve, British Institute of International and Comparative Law.

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Pricing and Registration

This seminar is free to all BIICL members, at all levels. Advance registration is essential in order to secure a seat.


  • Individual - £60
  • Full-time Academic - £40
  • Full-time Student - £25

N.B. The Academic rate also applies to staff of government and non-profit organisations.


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