28 LAWYERMONTHLY FEBRUARY 2023 In London and across much of Europe, class actions are becoming a big feature of the legal market and are the focus for some of the top litigation funding providers. In Scotland, group proceedings (our equivalent of class actions) have been slightly slower to take off. While there are successful examples to point to, there is an opportunity for growth in this market in the coming year. Of course, being willing to pursue class actions for clients and being able to service them are different things; many firms will not have the size nor resources to properly service proceedings of this kind. Therefore, where an opportunity arises, it will likely be the bigger players in the Scottish market that are involved. ClassActionsHave thePotential toGrow In London andacross muchof Europe, class actions are becominga big feature of the legal market and are the focus for some of the top litigation funding providers. 3 "