Ruling (Admissibility of evidence and disclosure)

Neutral citation:

[2008] CAT 26


8 Oct 2008



Ruling of the Chairman (sitting alone) on an application by National Grid plc to exclude certain passages in the statements of intervention and supporting evidence lodged by the interveners on the grounds that they went outside the proper scope of the appeal.

The Chairman ruled that certain passages contained in the statements of intervention raised additional and separate matters to those set out by the Authority in its Decision and should be excluded. However, to the extent that the Interveners were responding to points raised by National Grid in its Notice of Appeal on its own initiative and going beyond the matters covered in the Decision under appeal, such passages would be permitted to the extent that National Grid still intended to rely upon the original paragraphs of its Notice of Appeal.

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