All posts by Dervla Broderick

We recently reported (see here) on the first case of its kind under the newly expanded UK regime for competition damages claims, which saw the first application to the CAT for an injunction under section 47A of the Competition Act 1998. That case settled (see here) in January before the CAT could hear the injunction … Continue reading New injunction application brought before the Competition Appeal Tribunal

In Counted4 Community Interest Company v Sunderland City Council, the High Court has refused an application brought by Sunderland City Council (the “Council”) to lift the automatic suspension of the award of a contract to The Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (“NTW”) (see here). The High Court concluded that the balance of convenience … Continue reading Refusal to lift automatic suspension on award of contract for substance misuse services

We reported previously (see here) on the first case of its kind under the newly expanded UK regime for competition damages claims, which involved an application by NCRQ Ltd to the Competition Appeal Tribunal (“CAT”) for an injunction restraining the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (“IOSH”) from continuing to abuse its dominant position by … Continue reading Settlement in case involving first interim injunction application in the CAT

In the first case of its kind under the newly expanded UK regime for competition damages claims, on 22 December 2015, NCRQ Ltd applied to the Competition Appeal Tribunal (“CAT”) for an injunction restraining the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (“IOSH”) from continuing to abuse its dominant position. The application is made as part … Continue reading First interim injunction application in the Competition Appeal Tribunal

On 28 September 2015, the High Court handed down a judgment granting an application by the the London Borough of Merton to lift the automatic suspension on its award of a contract for CCTV and traffic monitoring services (Openview Security Solutions Ltd v The London Borough of Merton Council). The award of the contract was … Continue reading Automatic suspension lifted by the High Court

Airwave, the incumbent emergency services communications supplier, has reportedly cleared the way for the Home Office to move forward with the upgrade its emergency services network. While its damages claim still stands, Airwave has dropped its opposition to the Home Office’s application for lifting of the automatic suspension of the contract under Regulation 95(1) of … Continue reading No opposition to Home Office application for lifting of automatic contract suspension

On 14 July 2015, Mr Justice Coulson handed down a substantive judgment in a case brought against Milton Keynes Council (the “Council”) by a company challenging a procurement procedure in relation to the award of a £10 million framework agreement (Woods Building Services v Milton Keynes Council).  The court held that the Council’s tender evaluation … Continue reading High Court refuses to grant mandatory injunction in procurement challenge

On 24 April 2015, the High Court handed down judgment on an interim application by Huawei requesting the court make a summary ruling that two worldwide portfolio licence proposals made by Unwired Planet are not FRAND (fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory). In refusing the application, Mr Justice Birss considered that he could not make a summary … Continue reading Huawei’s application for summary judgment on Unwired Planet’s patent licensing proposals refused by the High Court

In Bristol Missing Link Ltd v Bristol City Council, the Hon. Mr Justice Coulson has outlined his reasons for refusing an application by Bristol City Council (the “Council”) to lift the suspension on its award of a contract pending resolution of a procurement dispute. The claimant in the main proceedings, Bristol Missing Link Limited (“BMML”), … Continue reading High Court refuses to lift suspension on award of contract for domestic abuse support services

On 27 March 2015, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) published a summary of a decision rejecting a request for interim measures in the context of the CMA’s Visa interchange fees investigation (see here). Worldpay, a provider of provider of payment services to merchants, sought a direction pursuant to section 35 of the Competition … Continue reading CMA decision to reject request by Worldpay UK for interim measures in Visa interchange fees investigation