The UK Parliament implements a new regime issued from the Consumer Right Act extending the powers of the Competition Appeal Tribunal

Private Actions: The CRA 2015 giveth; and the 2015 CAT Rules taketh away Introduction* Today, on the 1st October 2015, when we are supposed to be celebrating the brave new world of the Competition Act 1998 (“CA”) as amended by the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (“CRA”), cartelists and other competition law infringers up and down the land [1] must be rubbing their hands in glee at the transitional provisions contained in Rule 119 of the Competition Appeal Tribunal Rules 2015 (“the 2015 CAT Rules” or the “New Rules”). [2] The glee stems from the fact that these transitional provisions are very broad in temporal and material scope and yet very narrow in terms of gateway they provide into the new promised lands of flexible standalone claims, [3] and of collective redress leading to effective

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Tom de la Mare, The UK Parliament implements a new regime issued from the Consumer Right Act extending the powers of the Competition Appeal Tribunal, 1 October 2015, e-Competitions Bulletin October 2015, Art. N° 75906

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