Adam Aldred

Kings Chambers (Leeds)

As a solicitor advocate and accredited mediator, Adam has litigated many cases before the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) and other UK and EU courts; and settled others using mediation. In addition, Adam has acted on a number of significant merger cases; for example, the clearance of the merger of British Salt and New Cheshire Salt Works, for which his team won "The Lawyer" Competition and Regulatory Team of the Year award.


1079 Bulletin

Adam Aldred The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal criticises an interim measures direction issued by the OFT pursuant to section 35(2) of the Competition Act 1998 and awards costs accordingly (London Metal Exchange)


This case concerned costs, primarily, but provides detailed judicial comment on what the OFT is expected to do before issuing an interim measures decision (IMD) under section 35 of the Competition Act 1998 (Act). The case revolved around the first IMD issued by the OFT under the Act. It was (...)

Adam Aldred The UK Competition Appeals Tribunal upholds the decision of the DGFT that the appellant has abused a dominant position by pricing advertising in one of its newspapers at below average variable cost, but reduces the fine since the abusive conduct had only continued for one month (Aberdeen Journals)


This case involved two decisions by the Director General of Fair Trading (the « DGFT »), under the Competition Act 1998 (the « Act ») each of which was appealed to the Competition Appeals Tribunal (CAT). In both decisions the DGFT found that, in the period 1 March to 29 March 2000, Aberdeen (...)

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