The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal adopts a practical approach to realities of collective actions damages due to the Truck cartel decision (Road Haulage Association / UK Trucks Claim)

A recent judgment by the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) in the Trucks collective actions regarding funding and adverse costs arrangements is welcome news for class claimants and undoubtedly positive for the development of the UK’s young collective actions regime. The judgment demonstrates a flexible and sensible approach by the Tribunal to the practical realities of funding collective claims. Background Since the entry into force of the UK Consumer Rights Act 2015, it has been possible to bring opt-out, collective claims – akin to US-style class actions - for breaches of competition law only in the Tribunal. [1] The UK’s new collective actions procedure has, however, faced a somewhat stilted start, with all opt-out claims at present stayed pending a judgment from the

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  • Hausfeld (London)

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Lucy Rigby, Luke Grimes, The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal adopts a practical approach to realities of collective actions damages due to the Truck cartel decision (Road Haulage Association / UK Trucks Claim), 28 October 2019, e-Competitions October 2019, Art. N° 96432

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