Judgment (Costs)

Neutral citation:

[2007] CAT 1


8 Jan 2007



The Tribunal held that the appellant should recover its reasonable and proportionate costs of the proceedings, which the Tribunal assessed in the amount of £275,000. This covered £245,000 for counsels’ fees, £28,000 for internal costs (to cover costs incurred where the appellant was acting without solicitors) and £2,000 for disbursements, to be apportioned between the Water Services Regulation Authority and Dŵr Cymru.

The judgment considered issues relating to the recovery of internal costs by the appellant, who did not appoint solicitors; conditional fee agreements; and the recovery of counsels’ fees and expert witness costs.

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