Class Action Report 2021

Class Action Report 2021

Portland’s second annual Class Action Report continues to provide unique insights into public perceptions around group litigation in the UK. The full report, published today, is available here

The Class Action Report 2021 polled a cross-section of the UK population. Polling responses and Portland’s analysis from 2021 reveals that:

1. The UK continued to have a low awareness and knowledge of class actions.

2. Despite low awareness and knowledge, the majority of people would join a class action if provided the opportunity.

3. People are likely to consider boycotting, never working for, or quitting their jobs at companies, institutions or organisations that they have broken the law.


This year’s report also includes insights from Richard Leedham, Partner at Mishcon de Reya on class actions being used for ESG issues, and from Maeve Hanna, Partner at Allen & Overy on the steps that a company facing group litigation can take to protect itself.

The Class Action Report 2020 was produced by Portland’s specialist Litigation and Disputes practice, in conjunction with our Research and Strategy experts.

Portland Litigation and Disputes are a team of litigation communications specialists. We provide strategic communications advice to help reinforce the legal strategy of leading law firms around the world.

For twenty years, and across multiple jurisdictions, countries and languages, Portland has applied its problem-solving abilities to provide bespoke communications solutions to legal issues.

Since 2018, Portland’s Litigation & Disputes practice has been recognised in Band 1 for PR & Communications in Chambers and Partners Litigation Support Guide.

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