The UK Government publishes a consultation on streamlining regulatory and competition appeals

UK government proposes “streamlining” regulatory and competition appeals* The UK government on 19 June 2013 published a consultation on streamlining regulatory and competition appeals. The press spin was that the proposals are all about preventing “armies of lawyers” from blocking consumer-friendly measures. In reality, although it is true that the proposals are designed in part to put a lid on litigation, the consultation contains a series of thoughtful suggestions – many of which are likely to attract widespread support. Take, for example, the suggestion that there should be greater consistency in the available appeal routes. Someone at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has had fun mapping out the existing appeal routes for different decisions in the regulated sectors.

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  • Blackstone Chambers (London)

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Tristan Jones, The UK Government publishes a consultation on streamlining regulatory and competition appeals, 19 June 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2013, Art. N° 60877

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