Competition Litigation: panel discussion

Recent ground-breaking decisions in the competition sector - including Merricks v Mastercard and Lloyd v Google - demonstrate how the landscape for collective actions in the UK is constantly evolving.

The London Solicitors Litigation Association (LSLA) hosted a panel discussion on 3 March 2022 which, used these landmark decisions, to consider a number of key tactical questions around the collective action regime:

  • What are the costs and benefits of using the opt-out mechanism?
  • How might these decisions shape the collective action framework more broadly (including outside of the competition sector)?
  • How might the procedural regime impact/be impacted by the litigation funding market?
  • How likely is reform of the traditional Group Litigation Order class actions regime?  

The expert panel comprised of Global Vice-Chair, Anthony Maton, alongside Victoria Wakefield QC of Brick Court Chambers, Mark Sansom of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and Elizabeth Jordan of Slaughter and May.