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New “opt-out” class action for competition claims

As part of a major overhaul of the competition litigation regime in the UK, a new collective redress regime for competition claims will be introduced from 1 October 2015. It will allow collective proceedings to be brought in the Competition Appeal … Continue reading

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Upcoming webinars: freezing orders, class actions and contracts

Over the next few weeks we will be delivering a number of disputes-related webinars for Herbert Smith Freehills clients and contacts, including on: what to do when you’ve been given notice of a freezing order; the increasing risk of class actions … Continue reading

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Consumer Rights Act passed by Parliament: new “opt-out” class action for competition claims from October 2015

The Consumer Rights Act received Royal Assent yesterday, 26 March, and is expected to come into force on 1 October 2015. The Act will make it easier for private parties, in particular SMEs and consumers, to bring damages actions for … Continue reading

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“Opt-out” class action for UK competition claims a step closer to reality

On Thursday 23 January the government introduced the Consumer Rights Bill to Parliament. The Bill includes proposals for a new collective action for competition claims, together with other proposals for reforming the UK regime for competition law private actions. This follows initial … Continue reading

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Draft Consumer Rights Bill includes proposed new “opt-out” class action for competition claims

The government’s draft Consumer Rights Bill, published today, includes proposals for a new collective action for competition claims, together with other proposals for reforming the UK regime for competition law private actions. The draft legislation follows proposals published by the … Continue reading

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European Commission Recommendation on common principles for collective actions in EU

The European Commission has today published its long-awaited proposals for the future of collective actions in the EU. The proposals take the form of a non-binding Commission Recommendation together with a Communication explaining the background (click here for links to … Continue reading

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New “opt-out” class action to be introduced for competition claims

The government has today published its plans for reforming the UK regime for competition law private actions, including the creation of a new "opt-out" collective action for competition law claims on behalf of both consumers and businesses in the Competition Appeal … Continue reading

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A litigator’s yearbook: 2012 (England and Wales)

At this time of year it is traditional to look back over the past 12 months and try to sum up what the year has had to offer. We thought it might be helpful to do the same from a … Continue reading

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Report recommends new class action for Hong Kong

Class action reform has for some time been a hot topic both in the UK and in Europe, with recent government proposals for a new “opt-out” collective action for competition claims before the Competition Appeal Tribunal (see post) and ongoing debate … Continue reading

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Opt-out class action proposed for competition claims

On Tuesday (24 April) the government published its anticipated consultation on competition law private actions, including radical proposals for a new “opt-out” collective action for competition claims on behalf of both consumers and businesses in the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT). Under an opt-out … Continue reading

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