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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 24 March 2022.

In this first discussion, Marie Demetriou QC from Brick Court Chambers moderates the panel with Derek Holt from Alix Partners, Rosie Ioannou from Fortress and Lesley Hannah from Hausfeld. They considered the actions brought and decisions delivered so far, leading to the wider lessons learned about bringing collective actions before the CAT to date, and how this may help shape the future.