Eden Brown Limited & others v Office of Fair Trading

20 Jul 2011

On 1 April 2011, the Competition Appeal Tribunal (“CAT”) allowed in part the appeals of 3 undertakings against the penalties imposed by the OFT in its decision on the “Construction Recruitment Forum” cartel. The CAT (Mr Justice Roth presiding) reduced the total amount of the fines imposed on the Appellants by over £30 million, and set out detailed reasoning as to the flaws in the OFT’s approach.