|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 241 (Oct)|
|Neutral Citation:|| UKSC 45|
Lord Phillips, Lord Walker, Lord Mance, Lord Clarke and Lord Wilson SCJJ
|Representation||Christopher Vajda QC and Laura Elizabeth John (instructed by Taylor Vinters) for the appellant.|
|Mark Brealey QC and Sarah Ford (instructed by Mayer Brown International LLP) for the respondent.|
|Judgment Dates:||24 October 2012|
Practice - Appeal - Time for appeal - Respondent companies found to be part of vitamins cartel by European Commission and fined - Respondents given set period to appeal against decision and/or fine - Appellant companies seeking to bring follow-on claims for damages against respondents - UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (the tribunal) deciding that claims not time-barred - Court of Appeal holding that claims time-barred - Appellants appealing to Supreme Court - Whether operation of limitation period causing legal uncertainty and thus making it excessively difficult for appellant company to pursue follow-on damages claims against respondent company - .