Before joining chambers, Doug studied economics before working for the Competition Commission (a predecessor body to the Competition & Markets Authority), providing research and litigation support.
Doug provides specialist advice to both private parties and public bodies on competition law matters. He presently provides ongoing competition advice to a major UK regulator and has assisted in their investigation of breaches of the Competition Act. He recently appeared as junior Counsel (led by Martin Budworth) before the Vice Chancellor resisting an application to strike out allegations of Competition Act breaches.
Doug has spoken at seminars on Competition law topics on a number of occasions, including at the ‘Super Strength Summit’ in Birmingham, where he highlighted the competition law risks in local authority initiatives to regulate super strength alcohol.
Doug is particularly eager to receive instructions pertinent to:
- CMA merger inquiries and market investigations
- Appeals to the Competition Appeal Tribunal
- Competition law queries with a substantial economics element