Competition

Healthy competition is essential to drive innovation, produce better outcomes for consumers and fuel economic growth.

Competition law seeks to curb practices that undermine or restrict competition to the detriment of consumers. Competition law infringements include abuses of dominant market positions by companies and anti-competitive agreements between companies.

Our Competition Litigation practice seeks to hold bad actors to account by pursuing actions for compensation and relief for competition law infringements for those that have suffered harm.

We champion the consumer and support the innovators to tackle the ever-increasing power of the biggest, most powerful firms.

The team is headed by Natasha Pearman, a highly regarded competition lawyer, Natasha was responsible for ground-breaking Justin Le Patourel v BT claim, which was the second ever collective action to be certified by the Competition Appeal Tribunal.

In 2020 Natasha was ranked as a “rising star” in both Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 for Competition Law in 2020. More recently, in relation to Competition Litigation the Legal 500 (2021), described Natasha as providing:

“forensic analysis, quality drafting, and multi-faceted coordination of all aspects of litigation; completely driven, energetic, and focused on winning, but in a calm and considered manner” and an “entrepreneurial approach to spotting and then doggedly pursuing new litigation opportunities. Excellent relationships with funders.”

Natasha and Hadley