Linklaters has partnered with Solomonic, the UK’s leading data powered litigation intelligence platform, to develop a UK competition litigation module, which will include the first analytics on cases before the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) – marking a milestone in UK court analysis.
As market leaders in this field, Linklaters will be closely collaborating with Solomonic to ensure the module captures the most valuable and robust data points for the benefit of its clients and others in the market.
The CAT is known for its expertise in adjudicating cases related to competition and economic regulatory matters, handling some of the highest-value cases in the country and many high-profile class action lawsuits. It has presided over a multitude of precedent-setting cases in the realm of competition law in recent years.
The project will analyse the entire corpus of competition judicial decisions, all Competition List judgments and over 350 CAT decisions. The analysis will look at outcome patterns as well as legal and factual subject matter trends.
Sarina Williams, Litigation, Arbitration & Investigations Partner at Linklaters, commented:
“We are thrilled to be working with Solomonic on shaping this module which will provide robust and rich insights on competition litigation in the UK for the first time. Our competition litigation team is at the forefront of advising on the most significant competition disputes in the English High Court and the CAT, and we are excited to be able to use that expertise to shape this data for the benefit of clients and others in the market.”
Edward Bird, CEO of Solomonic, added:
“We are excited to collaborate with such an esteemed and expert firm. The CAT handles some of the most compelling, landmark cases and is a globally relevant court in the UK legal system. We expect that the analytics will provide new insights into essential trends and legal areas for practitioners and their clients. We are also looking forward to exploring the predictability of competition decisions.”
The new module is expected to launch in Spring 2024.