The role of class representatives in mass claims: Establishing the Class Representatives Network in the UKKate Wellington1
In 2015 a new Consumer Rights Act2 entered the statute books in the UK. It propelled the country's consumer rights framework into the modern era, bringing together a variety of hitherto disparate rules and regulations. But tucked away at the back of the Act, in Schedule 8 on page 118, was something altogether new for UK consumers. Schedule 8 – entitled "Private Actions in Competition Law" – introduced3 a collective redress mechanism under which claims relating to loss or damage caused by a breach of competition law could be joined together as opt-out collective proceedings, and determined in a specialist forum, the Competition Appeals Tribunal. Individuals whose claims were collated in this way would be referred to as a "class". Collective proceedings would be commenced and progressed by a class representative, whose role would be to ensure that proceedings were pursued in the best interests of class members. Seven years on, ...
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