Collective Actions Symposium - Perspectives from consumer champions and class representatives
The Competition Appeal Tribunal's certification for a collective proceedings order in Merricks v Mastercard was seen as the green light for the collective redress regime in the UK, but challenges remain.
In an afternoon chaired by Sir Gerald Barling, former President of the Competition Appeal Tribunal, two expert panels of lawyers, barristers, economists, and funders shared their views from the claimant as well as defendant perspective. The Symposium took place on 24th March 2022 and was co-hosted by Alix Partners, Brick Court Chambers and Hausfeld.
In the third session of the Collective Actions Symposium, moderator Luke Streatfeild was joined by Justin Gutmann, Tom Clark, Dr Rachael Kent, Liz Coll, Mark McLaren and Justin Le Patourel. The panel shared their motivation for becoming a class representative; which attributes they feel are required; what parts of the experience have gone as expected; and whether they have any suggestions for the regime.