Hutson and others v Tata Steel UK Ltd (formerly Corus UK Ltd, successors in title and holders of the liabilities of British Steel Corporation and its predecessor companies)

Practice – Group litigation order. The selection of lead solicitors was not an exercise in proportional representation. Having a considerable number of individual eligible claimants might well give rise to an enhanced claim to the role of lead solicitor, but it was a factor which fell far short of amounting to an entitlement. So held the Queen's Bench Division, in dismissing an application by a firm of solicitors to be added as a lead firm in a group litigation against Tata Steel UK Ltd, in which the claimants sought damages for personal injury sustained during the course of their employment in the steel industry.

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