SCF Event – Collective Redress under the Consumer Rights Act 2015, 7 October 2015

This seminar considered the potential for opt-out collective actions in competition cases and the new powers of the Competition Appeal Tribunal. In particular:

  • How the changes will affect Scottish consumers and Scottish companies and how they will complement broader developments in consumer protection from anti-competitive practices
  • Whether the new regime will result in significant growth in collective actions on behalf of consumers and whether the CAT will embrace and encourage opt-out claims
  • How these actions will be organised, by whom, and the options for funding them
  • What can we learn from other countries in the EU such as the Netherlands?

Our speakers were:

  • Rameen Naylor-Ghobadian, barrister and legal lead on private actions reform at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
  • Catriona Munro, Partner, Maclay Murray & Spens
  • Kate Wellington, Senior In-House Lawyer at consumer champion Which?
  • Marc Kuijper, BOEKEL
  • James Blick, Director of TheJudge