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Jonathan Fitchen

Given that the UK Supreme Court has given permission to hear a third appeal concerning collective actions – two of which have direct cross-border relevance (Merricks v MasterCard Inc [2019] EWCA Civ 674; Okpabi and others v Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 191; and Wm Morrisons Supermarkets Plc v Various Claimants [2018] EWCA Civ 2339) – it may be timely to also reflect on the development of border-crossing collective actions considered in a European context.