Neutral citation:

[2007] CAT 23


26 Jul 2007



Judgment on an appeal brought by Mr Brannigan, a former local newspaper proprietor, against a decision of the OFT to the effect that certain conduct on the part of two newspaper publishers, Johnston Press Limited and Newsquest plc, did not, on the evidence available, infringe the Chapter I and II prohibitions (contained in sections 2 and 18 of the Competition Act 1998 respectively).

The Tribunal dismissed the appeal.

The Tribunal held that, on the basis of the evidence before it, Mr Brannigan had not shown that the OFT had committed any errors of law, fact, appreciation or procedure in deciding that there were insufficient grounds for suspecting that either the Chapter I or Chapter II prohibition had been infringed.

This is an unofficial summary prepared by the Registry of the Competition Appeal Tribunal.