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The High Court in England and Wales, the Court of Session (Outer House) in Scotland and the High Court in Northern Ireland are the courts of first instance for regulatory and competition law litigation in the UK, except for:

  • appeals against competition law and electronic communications decisions of regulators, and some other competition law cases, which go to the Competition Appeal Tribunal;
  • financial services and tax appeals which go to one of the Finance and Tax Tribunals; and
  • energy code appeals and administrative inquiries into mergers, markets and licence modifications which are conducted by to the Competition Commission.

Appeals from the higher courts and from the Competition Appeal Tribunal go to the Court of Appeal, the Inner House of the Court of Session or the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland. Decisions of the Competition Commission are subject to judicial review in the Competition Appeal Tribunal. Decisions of the VAT Tribunal can be appealed (on a point of law) to the High Court in England, the Inner House of the Court of Session in Scotland, and the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland.

A further and final appeal is to the judicial committee of the House of Lords (or potentially the judicial committee of the Privy Council for some Scottish constitutional matters). Both committees are to be replaced by a UK supreme court under the Constitutional Reform Act 2005.

UK courts and tribunals can make references for preliminary rulings on questions of Community law to the European Court of Justice.

The following items have been filed under High Courts, Court of Session, Courts of Appeal, Privy Council or House of Lords.

Mon 10 Nov 2008Bookmakers v Turf TV [2008] EWHC 2688 (Ch)
Tue 04 Nov 2008Sky and Virgin settle price dispute for non-premium channels
Thu 16 Oct 2008Devenish v vitamin cartellists [2008] EWCA Civ 1086
Fri 08 Aug 2008SIS/Bookmakers v Turf TV [2008] EWHC 1978 (Ch)
Thu 17 Jul 2008Locational transmission losses proposals abandoned for now
Fri 06 Jun 2008AES Kilroot v NIAUR (Utility Regulator) [2008] NIQB 62
Fri 06 Jun 2008Virgin v Sky (confidentiality skirmish) [2008] EWCA Civ 612
Thu 22 May 2008Welsh Water v Albion Water [2008] EWCA Civ 536
Thu 24 Apr 2008OFT v banks (unfair charges) [2008] EWHC 875 (Comm)
Wed 12 Mar 2008GG plc & Ors, R v (generic drugs cartel) [2008] UKHL 17
Wed 12 Mar 2008Norris v United States of America [2008] UKHL 16
Thu 07 Feb 2008Royal Mail v Postcomm [2008] EWCA Civ 33
Fri 25 Jan 2008Calor Gas v Express Fuels (Scotland) [2008] ScotCS CSOH 13
Fri 18 Jan 2008Hutchison 3G UK v O2 and others [2008] EWHC 50 (Comm)
Fri 23 Nov 2007Re Metronet Rail BCV Ltd [2007] EWHC 2697 (Ch)
Mon 05 Nov 2007Devenish etc. v Vitamin cartellists [2007] EWHC 2394 (Ch)
Thu 16 Aug 2007Welsh Water appeal against Albion Water CAT judgments
Wed 15 Aug 2007Crehan v Inntrepreneur [2007] EWHC 90081 (Costs)
Tue 17 Jul 2007Competition law injunction in Truphone v T-Mobile
Fri 15 Jun 2007Chester City Council v Arriva [2007] EWHC 1373 (Ch)
Thu 17 May 2007Berwick v Lloyds TSB Bank Plc [2007] EW Mis 1
Fri 20 Apr 2007Welsh Water appeal v CAT: no permission on the papers
Fri 30 Mar 2007Welsh Water v Corus [2007] EWCA Civ 285
Fri 23 Mar 2007EWS (and ORR) v E.ON UK [2007] EWHC 599 (Comm)
Tue 20 Mar 2007AAH & others v Pfizer & Unichem [2007] EWHC 565 (Ch)
Wed 14 Mar 2007Cappellini & Bloomberg, Re [2007] EWHC 476 (Pat)
Tue 27 Feb 2007Sandisk v Sisvel MP3 patent pool [2007] EWHC 332 (Ch)
Thu 22 Feb 2007R (Greenpeace) v DTI [2007] EWHC 311 (Admin)
Fri 16 Feb 2007HMRC v Isle of Wight Council & ors [2007] EWHC 219 (Ch)
Fri 02 Feb 2007Attheraces v BHB [2007] EWCA Civ 38
Thu 25 Jan 2007Norris v United States of America [2007] EWHC 71 (Admin)
Tue 19 Dec 2006London Buses v Tramtrack Croydon [2006] EWCA Civ 1743
Tue 05 Dec 2006Thames Water v Ministry of Defence [2006] EWCA Civ 1620
Fri 27 Oct 2006Aerotel/Macrossan [2006] EWCA Civ 1371 (patentability)
Thu 19 Oct 2006Argos, Littlewoods and JJB v OFT [2006] EWCA Civ 1318
Thu 12 Oct 2006Chester seeks court order against alleged Arriva predation
Thu 27 Jul 2006R (GNER) v ORR [2006] EWHC 1942 (Admin)
Wed 19 Jul 2006Wootton Trucks v Man ERF [2006] EWCA Civ 1042
Wed 19 Jul 2006Inntrepreneur v Crehan [2006] UKHL 38
Thu 06 Jul 2006Microsoft Corporation v Ling & Ors [2006] EWHC 1619 (Ch)
Thu 15 Jun 2006Ofcom & OFT v Floe Telecom [2006] EWCA Civ 768
Fri 09 Jun 2006Welsh Water (and Ofwat) v Corus [2006] EWHC 1183 (Ch)
Fri 09 Jun 2006Ineos v Huntsman Petrochemicals [2006] EWHC 1241 (Ch)
Sat 15 Apr 2006LBS v Tramtrack Croydon [2006] EWHC 531 (Comm)
Wed 12 Apr 2006Franck: Disclaimers could make emails into contracts
Thu 19 Jan 2006Ministry of Defence v Thames Water [2006] EWHC 66 (TCC)
Wed 21 Dec 2005Attheraces v BHB [2005] EWHC 3015 (Ch)
Fri 25 Nov 2005Arkin v Borchard Lines Ltd & Ors [2005] EWCA Civ 655
Fri 28 Oct 2005ScottishPower fails in judicial review of transmission charges
Tue 04 Oct 2005Pik Facilities v Watson's Ayr Park [2005] ScotCS CSOH 132
Thu 29 Sep 2005Practice direction for competition law claims in UK courts
Wed 14 Sep 2005Litigation on transmission charges for northern generators
Fri 15 Jul 2005Attheraces v BHB [2005] EWHC 1553 (Ch)
Mon 27 Jun 2005RPSAG Railtrack special administration misfeasance case
Fri 27 May 2005BHB Enterprises v Victor Chandler [2005] EWHC 1074 (Ch)
Fri 21 May 2004Crehan v Courage [2004] EWCA 637
Tue 16 Dec 2003Arkin v Borchard Lines No 3 [2003] EWHC 3088 (Comm)
Thu 27 Nov 2003Arkin v Borchard Lines [2003] EWHC 2844 (Comm)
Thu 10 Apr 2003Arkin v Borchard Line & Ors [2003] EWHC 687 (Comm)
Tue 31 Dec 2002HMSO v Automobile Association [2002] EWHC (Ch)
Fri 20 Dec 2002Intel v Via Technologies and another [2002] EWCA Civ 1905
Wed 03 Jul 2002R (Factortame) v UK (No 8) [2002] EWCA Civ 932
Fri 28 Jun 2002Suretrack Rail Services v Infraco JNP [2002] EWHC (Ch)
Fri 14 Jun 2002Intel v Via Technologies and another [2002] EWHC 1159 (Ch)
Fri 21 Dec 2001Jobserve v NMT [2001] EWCA Civ 2018
Fri 05 Oct 2001Hendry v Billiards And Snooker [2001] EWHC (Ch)
Thu 05 Apr 2001NMT v Jobserve [2001] EWHC (Ch)
Fri 30 Mar 2001Synstar Computer Services v ICL (Sorbus) [2001] EWHC (Ch)
Sun 31 Dec 2000Sockel v The Body Shop International Plc [2000] EWHC
Thu 16 Nov 2000Whitbread plc v Falla [2000] EWHC (Ch)
Thu 02 Nov 2000Claritas (UK) v The Post Office [2000] EWHC (Ch)
Fri 16 Jul 1999R (Coughlan) v N&ED Health Authority [1999] EWCA Civ 1871
Wed 08 Jul 1998Passmore v Morland and Inntrepreneur [1998] EWHC Ch 312
Wed 30 Jul 1997Greenalls Management Ltd v Canavan [1997] EWCA Civ 2240

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