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The Competition Appeal Tribunal Rules 2003

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Time and manner of commencing appeals

8.—(1) An appeal to the Tribunal must be made by sending a notice of appeal to the Registrar so that it is received within two months of the date upon which the appellant was notified of the disputed decision or the date of publication of the decision, whichever is the earlier.

(2) The Tribunal may not extend the time limit provided under paragraph (1) unless it is satisfied that the circumstances are exceptional.

(3) The notice of appeal shall state—

(a)the name and address of the appellant;

(b)the name and address of the appellant’s legal representative, if appropriate;

(c)an address for service in the United Kingdom; and

(d)the name and address of the respondent to the proceedings,

and shall be signed and dated by the appellant, or on his behalf by his duly authorised officer or his legal representative.

(4) The notice of appeal shall contain—

(a)a concise statement of the facts;

(b)a summary of the grounds for contesting the decision, identifying in particular:

(i)under which statutory provision the appeal is brought;

(ii)to what extent (if any) the appellant contends that the disputed decision was based on an error of fact or was wrong in law;

(iii)to what extent (if any) the appellant is appealing against the respondent’s exercise of his discretion in making the disputed decision;

(c)a succinct presentation of the arguments supporting each of the grounds of appeal;

(d)the relief sought by the appellant, and any directions sought pursuant to rule 19; and

(e)a schedule listing all the documents annexed to the notice of appeal.

(5) The notice of appeal may contain observations on the question in which part of the United Kingdom the proceedings of the Tribunal are to be treated as taking place for all or for any purposes of those proceedings.

(6) There shall be annexed to the notice of appeal—

(a)a copy of the disputed decision; and

(b)as far as practicable a copy of every document on which the appellant relies including the written statements of all witnesses of fact, or expert witnesses, if any.

(7) Unless the Tribunal otherwise directs the signed original of the notice of appeal (and its annexes) must be accompanied by ten copies certified by the appellant or his legal representative as conforming to the original.

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