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UK Bar Guide 2023
All Circuits Group Litigation
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Band 2

5 Ranked Lawyers

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Group Litigation - All Circuits
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Band 2

Matrix Chambers has a strong group litigation practice, particularly in cases pertaining to media, communications and data protection. Members of chambers are regularly instructed in major cases in the group litigation space. In a particular recent highlight Antony White KC and Hugh Tomlinson KC went head to head in Lloyd v Google, a case of enormous importance in the field in which the Supreme Court put the brakes on the development of a class action regime via CPR 19.6. Another example saw members defending Ticketmaster in relation to claims by consumers arising arising out of a cyber-attack on the company’s systems. Barristers from Matrix Chambers also acted for various claimants against News Group Newspapers concerning the misuse of private information arising out of the Phone Hacking Scandal. Matrix Chambers has "a very strong knowledge base in a complex and developing area of law," according to instructing solicitors.

Client service

"The clerks are excellent. They are very entrepreneurial and always professional."

"Elizabeth Bousher is excellent. She very much has a can-do attitude and is responsive and helpful at all times."

Notable Practitioners

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Edward Craven
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Edward Craven
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Band 1

Edward Craven is a leading public and human rights law barrister who has a significant group litigation practice. His career highlights in the field include representing Google in Richard Lloyd's landmark claim, and acting for large claimant groups in several African countries, concerning polluting or exploitative activities carried on by businesses.

"His drafting is amazing, concise and pointed and he has an eye on the wider strategic issues at play."

"Eddie is one of the most eloquent drafters you can get at the junior Bar."

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Hugh Tomlinson KC
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Band 1

Hugh Tomlinson KC is a distinguished silk who can boast a wealth of experience in challenging group litigation cases. He is known for his extensive work in data and privacy cases, and for his considerable knowledge concerning 'opt out' representative actions.

"Hugh is very pragmatic and practical and quite innovative in his strategic thinking."

"Hugh combines superb knowledge and experience with a sound commercial sense."

Antony White KC
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Antony White KC
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Band 1

Antony White KC is highly regarded for his handling of a range of complex group litigation cases, often relating to data privacy. Among other notable achievements he acted for the successful defendant in the Supreme Court case of Lloyd v Google.

"Antony is super smart and very good at taking apart the other side on cross-examination in a quiet and very forensic way."

"He has encyclopedic knowledge of the law and is a joy to work with."

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Richard Hermer KC
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Band 2

Richard Hermer KC is noted for his extensive knowledge of international human rights mass claims. He acts for the claimants in highly significant group actions brought against businesses or government.

"He is equally at home both at the trial and appeal level and has the courts eating out of his hands."

"Richard is a brilliant team leader and a leading light in claimant group actions."

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Ben Silverstone
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Band 2

Ben Silverstone is a well-reputed barrister who acts in a markedly broad range of group action cases. He is often brought into cases concerning data privacy and human rights.

"Ben's drafting and advice are great and he is very structured in the way he presents his arguments."

Ranked Barristers at
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Group Litigation

Antony White KC
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Antony White KC
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Band 1
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Hugh Tomlinson KC
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Band 1
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Richard Hermer KC
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Band 2

Juniors

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Group Litigation

Edward Craven
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Edward Craven
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Band 1
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Ben Silverstone
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Band 2