The Merricks case is perceived to have lowered the bar for certification of collective actions. Several other high-profile claims are going through the courts, and a slew of further claims is widely anticipated.
Greg Harman spoke on the panel, which was the first in a series of discussions on the latest developments in the United Kingdom and European class action regimes presented by BRG in partnership with ThoughtLeaders4. This series will bring together lawyers acting for both claimants and defendants on some of the leading claims, together with economic experts, class representatives and funders.
Topics for discussion included:
- What are the big issues which remain unresolved after Merricks?
- How is the Competition Appeals Tribunal approaching questions of suitability and commonality in recent claims?
- What new risks has the new regime created for business?
- The next chapter: how does the regime need to develop from here?