SW/SE Claim: Progress Update

Update: The Competition Appeal Tribunal has given the green light to rail passengers to seek compensation for overcharging by the Southeastern and South Western rail franchises by not making ‘boundary fares’ sufficiently available to consumers. In a judgment delivered on 19 October 2021, the Tribunal has ordered that the claims, issued on behalf of millions of rail passengers, can now proceed to trial. The standalone claim was the first of its kind to be filed in the UK and is estimated to be worth around £93m in damages for rail users.

  • The claim was filed with the Competition Appeal Tribunal on 27 February 2019.
  • A first Case Management Conference was held on 9 April 2019.
  • A pre-hearing review was held on 23 September 2019.
  • A second Case Management Conference was held on 26 January 2021.
  • The Collective Proceedings Order Application hearing took place on 9 – 12 March 2021.
  • The claim was certified on 19 October 2021 and Justin Gutmann was approved as class representative.

Click Here to see the TSGN Progress Update.