The UK Government publishes proposals for reforms to private actions in competition law.
BIS. Consultation outcome. Private actions in competition law: a consultation on options for reforme. 29 January 2013.
BIS has suggested reforms to the private actions regime, including an enhanced role for the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT), a fast-track for procedure for simpler cases and a new opt-out collective actions regime that will genuinely bring redress within reach of the consumer. Those reforms are accompanied by safeguards to protect business against frivolous claims, as well as an enhanced system of ADR that will ensure the courts are the option of last resort.
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