BCMR decision remitted to Ofcom

The Competition Appeal Tribunal has today ruled that Ofcom’s BCMR decision be quashed and remitted to the regulator. The BCMR decision was published in April 2016. BT, CityFibre, and TalkTalk launched appeals against various aspects of the decision in June 2016 – the “BCMR Appeals”. The Competition Appeal Tribunal handed down a ruling today, finding…

The New Electronic Communications Code – Promoting Investment in Telecommunications Infrastructure

The new Electronic Communications Code is due to come into force in late Autumn 2017. The New Code, when in force, will bring important changes relating to rent and private landlord’s rights. In theory, life for electronic communications providers who construct networks should be better and more certain than under the Old Code. This is…

Why are litigation letters often so dreadful?

There is no genre of literature more dismal – more utterly depressing to read – than the letters of litigation solicitors. Every day hundreds, perhaps thousands, of these wearisome missives are compiled and dispatched.  And many contain the most insincere and heart-sinking language. The authors of this dreadful correspondence will invariably profess themselves “surprised” or…