3.01 Collective action reform in England and Wales (hereafter England) is either the holy grail of civil justice reform or a fool’s errand. It was first seriously suggested in 1987.2 Since then reform has been considered on numerous occasions. The one concrete product of those reform efforts, the Group Litigation Order (GLO),3 has since its introduction in 2000 been widely criticized as inadequate.4 This chapter describes those reform attempts, which can be divided into two discrete phases, the first which lasted from 1987 to 2004 and the second which lasted from...
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