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A new litigation landscape

26 October 2015

Competition law: A new litigation landscape

‘Opt-out’ provisions will give new options for claimants

The Consumer Rights Act 2015, which came into force on 1 October 2015, introduced provisions which constituted a major new landmark in private competition law enforcement in the UK. Aside from a myriad of changes to consumer law, of particular importance is the introduction of US-style class/collective actions for competition law claims. Section 81 and Schedule 8 of the Act are set to broaden the procedural options available to claimants who bring collective actions in the Competition Appeal...

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