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The CMS network is sponsoring an Oxford University study into access to civil justice in Europe. The programme is being led by former CMS Cameron McKenna partner Dr Chris Hodges, an expert on class actions and litigation funding systems in Europe and the US. CMS executive partner Robert Derry-Evans said: “Civil litigation is changing across Europe. Many of our clients and businesses generally could suffer if current trends result in a European-wide, US-style approach to class action lawsuits.” The five-year study is being carried out at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.