UK Antitrust Judge To Gov't: Don't 'Dumb Down' Appeals

Law360, New York (September 12, 2013, 4:40 PM EDT) -- The head of the U.K.'s specialized competition court on Tuesday criticized plans to limit the scope of appeals from antitrust enforcement decisions, warning the government against "dumbing down" oversight.

Justice Gerald Barling, the president of the U.K.'s Competition Appeal Tribunal, lashed out at what he described as an about-face on the part of the government in its latest proposal to reform competition litigation in the country.

Only a year ago, the government concluded after a public consultation that it should keep a full merits appeal for...
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