A panel of Supreme Court Judges has refused BAA Limited permission to appeal to the Supreme Court against the judgment of the Court of Appeal. The effect of the Court of Appeal’s judgment was to reinstate the report of the Competition Commission, which required the sale by BAA of Gatwick airport, Stansted airport and one of Glasgow or Edinburgh airports. The Court of Appeal’s judgment overturned the effect of an earlier decision of the Competition Appeal Tribunal which had set aside the report on the basis that apparent bias arose in relation to the position of one of the members of the Commission appointed to investigate and report on the supply of airport services in the United Kingdom.
Ben Rayment was junior counsel to the Commission.
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