Collective consciousness: opt-out collective redress takes off in the UK

In an article first published by the International Bar Association in May 2021, Lucy Rigby and Luke Grimes share an in-depth analysis of the Supreme Court’s landmark judgment in Merricks v Mastercard, which set the standard that opt-out collective actions before the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal will be required to meet at the certification stage. The decision provides a resounding endorsement of the principles underpinning the expansion of the UK’s collective action regime to include opt-out proceedings via the Consumer Rights Act 2015.

For the full article. This article first appeared in the May 2021 issue of Competition Law International (Vol 17, No 1), and is reproduced by kind permission of the International Bar Association, London, UK. © International Bar Association.

With thanks to Intern Abdul Mohamed for his assistance.