It’s good to talk (about collective proceedings): the Competition Appeal Tribunal’s judgment in Le Patourel v BT

04 Oct 2021 By Michael Armitage

Ronit Kreisberger QC, Nikolaus Grubeck, and Jack Williams represent the successful class representative, Justin Le Patourel. The counsel team are instructed by Mishcon de Reya.

The judgment is available here.

Hot on the heels of the Competition Appeal Tribunal’s decision to certify most aspects of the collective proceedings in Merricks (a practical inevitability after the Supreme Court’s judgment in that case), the Tribunal has recently handed down its judgment on the contested application for a collective proceedings order (“CPO”) in Justin Le Patourel v BT Group Plc & British Telecommunications Plc. It becomes only the second competition law claim – and the first stand-alone claim – to be certified for pursuit by way collective proceedings.

Please click here to read the full case note.

See news post from 27th September here.

The comments made in this case note are wholly personal and do not reflect the views of any other members of Monckton Chambers, its tenants or clients.