2.01 The reform of group procedures for damages actions is a topical one with developments at both European and Member State level. The purpose of this chapter is to compare and contrast the position in a number of European countries and to assess the role of the European Union in both promoting reforms at a supranational level and also indirectly fostering developments in Member States. We will place these developments within the context of the broader reform of consumer law, examining if, and how, the new initiatives promote greater access to justice. 2.02...
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