An important telecommunications case brought by the Government of Bermuda against OFCOM.
This was an important telecommunications case brought by the Government of Bermuda against OFCOM. It arose from a dispute between Bermuda and the Isle of Man about a satellite slot. The case concerned the proper interpretation of the Radio Regulations of the International Telecommunications Union (a UN specialised agency) and OFCOM's power to represent both Bermuda and the Isle of Man under section 22 of the Communications Act. Bermuda brought judicial review proceedings against OFCOM and the Isle of Man as interested party.
Robert Englehart QC, with Mark Vinall and Charlie Potter (at the hearing), appeared for the Isle of Man, instructed by Allen & Overy. They successfully resisted the claim.