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Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

Twenty Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

Contact

Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

Twenty Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

20/03/2012

Tesco Stores Ltd v Office of Fair Trading [2012] CAT 6

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Ruling on a disclosure application by the OFT in Tesco’s appeal against the OFT’s finding of liability under Chapter I of the competition act in relation to the pricing of British and Territorial Cheese and Cheddar, the Competition Appeal Tribunal considered obiter dictum whether litigation privilege applied to OFT enforcement proceedings.  The CAT’s obiter comments offer some important guidance and confirmed that the correct approach was that in Re L [1997] AC 16 (family proceedings, holding that litigation privilege could only arise in adversarial proceedings).   Investigation proceedings by the OFT will not necessarily attract litigation privilege although, the CAT stated its view that it would apply to the materials in question which had been gathered by Tesco shortly before the infringement decision was taken.


Stephen Morris QC and Josephine Davies acted for OFT

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