Proposals to make it faster and simpler for businesses to take legal action against firms that fix prices, missell or impose unfair trading terms have been announced by competition minister Jo Swinson. Under the proposals, a competition court – the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) – would be established, including a fast-track process for small to medium firms. In addition, a ‘collective action’ regime would allow representative bodies to take court action on behalf of a group of firms or consumers. Other proposals include promoting the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), designed to resolve disputes without going to court.
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