Network Rail v Achilles Information (Court of Appeal) [Archived]
Network Rail v Achilles Information (Court of Appeal) [Archived]

The following Competition guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Network Rail v Achilles Information (Court of Appeal) [Archived]
  • Case facts
  • Timeline

ARCHIVED–this archived case hub reflects the position at the date of the judgment of 5 March 2020; it is no longer maintained.

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Case facts

Outline Appeal against the CAT’s judgment concerning a successful claim by Achilles Information Limited against Network Rail Infrastructure Limited concerning an alleged breach of Chapter I and Chapter II in relation to Netrowk Rail’s requirement that the Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS) be the mandatory supplier assurance scheme in Great Britain’s rail industry.

Latest developments On 5 March 2020, the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment, dismissing Network Rail’s appeal on all grounds.

Parties Achilles Information Limited (Achilles) provides supplier assurance services in a number of industries in the UK and overseas.

Network Rail Infrastructure Limited (Network Rail) is an undertaking active in the market for the operation and provision of access to national rail network infrastructure in Great Britain.

Background Network Rail’s Key Schemes  

Network Rail operates three supplier schemes which impose terms on persons wishing to supply Network Rail or to have access to Network Rail’s managed infrastructure. These include: (i) its Principal Contractor Licensing Scheme (which applies