Source: (2014) North East Law Review. 2:45-50.
The reforms of competition law in the UK aimed to deliver restorative justice
and deter anti-competitive conduct. This paper analyses the reforms and their
outcomes in the light of a move to an opt-out regime and introducing stand-alone
actions as a mechanism serving deterrence. It also presents problems
undermining the effectiveness of the reforms, such as the unavailability of
exemplary damages awards in collective actions. (author’s abstract)
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