Neutral citation:

[2006] CAT 26


23 Oct 2006



Ruling of the Tribunal in respect of applications by NTL Group Limited and Global Marine Systems Limited for permission to intervene in the proceedings outside the time limit prescribed by Rule 15(2)(f) of the Tribunal’s Rules.

The Tribunal reluctantly granted the applications on the basis that (i) the appellant did not oppose the applications; and (ii) there were circumstances in the case which might give rise to prejudice to the appellant if the applications were refused.

The Tribunal indicated that it was no excuse that the Tribunal’s Rules had not been properly read or implemented by the parties’ legal representatives; nor can it be any excuse that parties’ legal representatives do not organise their timetable so as to make sure that they comply with the Rules.

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