The Channel Tunnel Group Ltd and another v Secretary of State for Transport

Public procurement – Public contract. The Technology and Construction Court held in favour of the claimant companies (together, Eurotunnel) in a dispute concerning the correct trial for a tendering dispute. Eurotunnel wanted to have the trial before 'Brexit day', namely 29 March 2019, while the defendant Secretary of State for Transport wanted the trial to commence in April. The court held that the matters being considered were very important public interest matters, and that, given that Eurotunnel had already served its witness statements, there was no reason why the trial could not begin on the first day of March.

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