Merchant collective claims against Mastercard and Visa given green light to proceed

In a significant win for UK merchants, the Competition Appeal Tribunal ruled in favour of certifying a set of four collective actions – brought by proposed class representatives Commercial and Interregional Card Claims I and II Limited (“CICC I” and “CICC II”) – against Mastercard and Visa. These claims sit alongside both the individual merchant claims within the “Umbrella Proceedings” and the Merricks consumer collective action.

Structuring funding in representative securities claims

Jenny Morrissey and Edward Argles have written an article on the structuring of funding in representative securities claims for the April 2024 edition of Litigation Funding magazine. The article reviews developments in representative securities claims since the Supreme Court judgment in Lloyd v Google [2021] UKSC 50, which raised the possibility of a ‘bifurcated’ approach to bringing […]

Eight lawyers named in the 2024 Lawdragon 500 Global Plaintiff Lawyers guide

The 2024 Lawdragon 500 Global Plaintiff Lawyers guide is intended to recognise claimant lawyers ‘for the significant role they play in cases of global import’.  Lawdragon note that the named lawyers ‘are standouts in antitrust and competition, investor and shareholder rights, mass torts and aviation accidents’.  Lawdragon select lawyers for inclusion through a process which […]

The Enforceability of Funding Arrangements after PACCAR

The Judgment of the Supreme Court in R (on the application of PACCAR Inc and others) v Competition Appeal Tribunal and others[1](“PACCAR”) provoked litigation funders and class action claimants (amongst others) to reconsider whether their funding arrangements were enforceable. The recent judgment of the Competition Appeal Tribunal (“CAT”) in Commercial and Interregional Card Claims I & II v Mastercard and Visa on the enforceability of funding arrangements, sheds more light on the CAT’s approach in determining whether a litigation funding arrangement is enforceable for the purposes of collective proceedings post PACCAR.

Harcus Parker represents Commercial and Interregional Card Claims I & II at the Competition Appeal Tribunal.

The Lawyer Top 20 Cases 2024

We are pleased to report that Harcus Parker is involved in one of the cases featured in The Lawyer’s recently published Top 20 Cases of 2024.  Harcus Parker acts for the Claimants in Dr Wright & Ors v BTC Core & Ors in relation to various intellectual property claims and are therefore involved in the Joint Trial […]

 Harcus Parker lawyer appointed as legal advisor to the Ukraine Britain Business Council 

The firm is delighted to support the setting up of the Ukraine Britain Business Council (UBBC), and to announce that the firm’s Nataliya Yankovska has been appointed as a legal advisor to the organisation.  The UBBC is intended to help facilitate trade, investment, and the transfer of knowledge through high level partnerships and business in […]

Harcus Parker acting in one of the top 8 legal cases for international investors 2022

We are pleased to announce that one of our cases has featured in the top 8 cases for international investors in 2022 as reported by Law News magazine: Kwok Ho Wan v UBS.  The Harcus Parker team headed by Jenny Morrisey act for the claimants in their claims against UBS.  The barristers instructed are Sa’ad Hossain […]

Harcus Parker ranked in Spear’s for the second year running

Spear’s has released its 2022 rankings for the best reputation and privacy lawyers for high-net-worth individuals. The index includes details of practitioners who operate in jurisdictions all around the world.   The well-regarded publication recommended Harcus Parker Partner Ryan Dunleavy as a specialist lawyer in the above category, following peer nominations, telephone and face-to-face interviews, data […]

Harcus Parker wins major victory for Harbour Litigation Funding and others in long-running commercial fraud claim

On 18 May 2021, Mr Justice Foxton handed down his judgment in The Serious Fraud Office & Ors vs Litigation Capital Limited & Ors [2021] EWHC 1272 (Comm). This case represents a significant win for Harbour, after a long running and immensely complex litigation. The case involves claims by several parties to assets worth tens […]

Harcus Parker invited to present at The Transparency Task Force seminar on mortgage prisoners

Olivia Selley, an Associate at the firm, and Edward Argles, a Trainee, spoke today at The Transparency Task Force’s seminar entitled ‘The Mortgage Prisoners Scandal; and why it really matters’, alongside other speakers including Kevin Hollinrake MP and Seema Malhotra MP. Olivia and Edward discussed the Mortgage Prisoner Litigation and what our investigations are telling […]

Olivia Selley and Tara Panicker write in The Financial Times about mortgage prisoners

Following the defeat of proposed amendments to the financial services bill which sought to alleviate financial pressures on mortgage prisoners, Olivia Selley, an Associate at the firm, and Tara Panicker, a Paralegal, have written in The Financial Times about what can be done now to help people trapped paying high interest rates on their mortgages.  Olivia and […]

Harcus Parker included in Spear’s 2021 rankings of best reputation and privacy lawyers

Spear’s released its 2021 rankings for the best reputation and privacy lawyers today. The publication included Harcus Parker in its index, following the firm’s hire of partner Ryan Dunleavy earlier this month. Ryan leads Harcus Parker’s technology, media and communications litigation practice. He has a particular focus on privacy and data disputes, as well as in-depth […]

Harcus Parker’s legal action on behalf of Mortgage Prisoners is discussed in The Property Buying Company’s Online Magazine

The Property Buying Company have written about the ways in which mortgage prisoners may be able to improve their situation. Among the options mentioned for those trapped and unable to remortgage is the legal action being brought by Harcus Parker: “a law firm that’s handled legal proceedings on behalf of mortgage prisoners who’ve been paying […]

Harcus Parker takes on competition litigation practice

We are delighted to announce that Tom Ross and Jeremy Robinson, formerly partners at a leading international firm, have joined the firm as partners.  They will be joint heads of a new competition litigation practice.  Tom is a heavyweight commercial litigation partner with particular experience in handling disputes in the banking and finance arena, as well […]

Ryan Dunleavy joins as head of technology, media and communications litigation

Harcus Parker is pleased to announce that Ryan Dunleavy has joined the firm as a partner. He will lead the firm’s technology, media and communications litigation practice. His hire is part of Harcus Parker’s ongoing expansion as a specialist litigation firm that deals with complex, high value matters, particularly multi-party and group litigation claims.  Ryan […]