A key telecommunications case featuring seven Monckton barristers has been picked out as one of The Lawyer’s ‘Top Ten Trials’ for 2008.
The case of Orange & Ors v OFCOM & BT, also referred to as ‘Calls to Mobiles’, is addressing the issue of call charges for mobile phones.
The article says, “Calls To Mobiles is the largest of several pieces of litigation relating to call charges this year, including the European case on roaming charges. This particular case will decide whether consumers have been paying too much for their telephone calls. OFCOM believes that this is the case and is looking for phone rates to be slashed.”
Proceedings begin in the Competition Appeal Tribunal at the end of January.
Monckton barristers are involved on all sides:
Peter Roth QC, Josh Holmes and Ben Lask represented OFCOM.
Anneli Howard represented BT
Jon Turner QC and Meredith Pickford appeared for T-Mobile whilst Ben Rayment appeared for the Competition Commission
The full article is available on The Lawyer’s web pages, please click here.