Judgment (Assessment of costs)

Neutral citation:

[2009] CAT 2


30 Jan 2009



In March 2007, the Consumers’ Association (‘Which?’) brought a claim for damages against JJB Sports plc on behalf of a number of consumers under sections 47A and 47B of the Competition Act 1998 as amended by the Enterprise Act 2002.

The claim settled in January 2008 and the Tribunal, with the agreement of the parties, ordered the defendant to pay the claimant’s reasonable costs, to be assessed if not agreed.

The parties were unable to agree a figure for the claimant’s reasonable costs. The claimant applied for its costs to be assessed and the defendant applied for the assessment of costs to be transferred to the Supreme Court Costs Office.

The Tribunal in this judgment granted the defendant’s application and directed that the assessment of the defendant’s reasonable costs be transferred to the Supreme Court Costs Office for a detailed assessment.

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