Competing fairly

Private litigation in competition law cases


Competition law promotes, among other things, innovation, consumer choice and lower prices for consumers and other customers.

Consumers, other customers and competitors who suffer loss from breaches of competition law may seek compensation for this by:

  • bringing claims for relief in the courts against the business who committed the breach
  • pursuing other means of dispute resolution such as settlement or arbitration

Download guidance on private litigation in competition cases (PDF, 317K).