Arriva the Shires -v- Luton Airport

28 Jan 2014

On 28 January 2014 Mrs Justice Rose handed down judgment in Arriva The Shires Ltd -v- London Luton Airport Operations Limited [2014] EWHC 64 (Ch).

The decision, which follows a three-week hearing in the Chancery Division in October – November 2013, contains an extensive consideration of the law of abuse of dominance in the context of a claim by the claimant bus company that the defendant airport operator had abused its dominant position in awarding an exclusive concession to operate a service from the airport’s bus station to one of the claimant’s competitors.

The case had previously been the subject of an injunction hearing before Roth J in June 2013.

Paul Harris QC, Ben Rayment and Michael Armitage (instructed by Bond Dickinson LLP) appeared for the Claimant.

Tim Ward QC (instructed by King and Wood Malleson LLP) appeared for the Defendant.

Click here to read the judgment on arriva v luton airport.