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The new UK class action regime - what do you need to know?

01 October 2015

There has been considerable speculation as to whether the new class action regime introduced by the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (the CRA), which facilitates collective proceedings in the Competition Appeal Tribunal (the CAT) for breaches of competition law, will lead to a surge of U.S.-style class actions in the UK. The new regime will come into force on 1 October 2015 and new CAT Rules have now been laid before Parliament.