The England and Wales Court of Appeal rules that it was neither appropriate nor necessary to align the resolution of referred disputes to English common law causes of action and remedies (BT)

As long as the regulator’s foot* The Court of Appeal’s remarks in BT v Ofcom (Partial Private Circuits) make Ofcom’s dispute-resolution power a still more distinctive alternative to court litigation, and in the right circumstances a more attractive one. The appeal arose out of a dispute, brought to Ofcom under s.185 Communications Act 2003, about whether BT had overcharged for partial private circuits (“PPCs”), components necessary for other communications providers to extend their networks. Ofcom decided in 2009 that it had, and ordered repayment. That decision was upheld by the CAT on appeal. Much of BT’s further appeal to the Court revolved around whether Ofcom had

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  • Blackstone Chambers (London)

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Tom Cleaver, The England and Wales Court of Appeal rules that it was neither appropriate nor necessary to align the resolution of referred disputes to English common law causes of action and remedies (BT), 27 juillet 2012, e-Competitions July 2012, Art. N° 61874

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