Merricks: setting the standard

Recent Supreme Court judgment in Merricks v Mastercard sets the standard which opt-out collective actions will be required to meet at the certification stage in the UK. The consumer-friendly judgment is a seminal one for the country’s young opt-out regime and a ringing endorsement of the principles underpinning the introduction of the Consumer Rights Act 2015.

In an article first published by New Law Journal in February 2021, Partner and collective redress expert Lucy Rigby explores the ruling and its impact on the future of the collective actions regime.