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FOCUS OF THE DAY: From October 2015, new rules are making it easier for claimants to bring antitrust claims in the UK. These changes are the final piece of the Government’s wide-ranging reforms to UK competition law, which began in 2010.  The latest reforms comprise four key elements. Until now, claimants have tended to bring private actions before the High Court.  The High Court had wider jurisdiction and allowed cases to be launched sooner.  Under the new regime, the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) will become the principal venue for competition cases.  It now has the power to hear standalone claims as well as follow-on actions.  It can hear collective actions.  It can award injunctive relief.  And cases launched in the High Court can now be transferred to the CAT. Full story - The Lawyer

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