Academic journal article Defense Counsel Journal

Multi-Party Actions

Academic journal article Defense Counsel Journal

Multi-Party Actions

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Multi-party Actions. By Christopher Hodges. Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon St., Oxford OX2 6DP, England. 2001. L95.00 in the United Kingdom and European Union; $165.00 in the United States. Pages xlii, 564. (Review edited and reprinted from DRI News.)

Christopher J.S. Hodges, a partner in the London law firm of CMS Cameron McKenna and a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel and Defense Research Institute, is the author of Multi-Party Actions. It is the first comprehensive examination of what Americans call class actions in the jurisdiction of England and Wales. More multi-party actions take place in England and Wales than in any other jurisdiction in Europe. Thus, the book will be of value to any American defense lawyer who is or may become involved in class action litigation in those jurisdictions of the United Kingdom.

Multi-Party Actions contains, perhaps most important, a comprehensive practitioner's guide to the rules which govern multi-party actions in England and Wales, along with practical advice on how to manage such actions. …

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