Collective redress is a broad concept encompassing any mechanism that may accomplish the cessation or prevention of unlawful business practices affecting a multitude of claimants or the compensation for the harm caused by such practices. Collective redress procedures can take a variety of forms, including out-of-court dispute resolution.
In recent years, various jurisdictions have undertaken massive reforms in this area, following the European Commission's Recommendation of 2013 and continue to do so, due to the implementation of the 2020 Representative Actions Directive which introduces a uniform EU wide collective redress regime.
BIICL was awarded a grant by the European Commission (JUST/2011-2012/JCIV/AG/3398) to conduct a comprehensive study on collective redress mechanisms across the EU Member States. This research included national legal and empirical reports and forms the basis for this dedicated website which provides updated open access information on, and links to, legislation, case law and publications across a number of key jurisdictions and subject areas, informing interested parties, practitioners, policy-makers, litigation funders, consumers and SME representative bodies alike.