Costs awarded in secondary ticketing case

June 10, 2019

On 16 April 2019, we reported that Seamus Austin had successfully represented relating to the successful defence of
businesses and individuals in appealing against the decisions of North Yorkshire County Council (which hosts the National Trading Standards eCrime Team) to impose maximum £5,000 penalties for breaching the secondary ticket re-sale provisions of the Consumer Rights Act 2015.

In an update to this matter, Tuckers has successfully obtained a ruling on costs and North Yorkshire County Council has agreed to pay the Defendant’s costs in this and another matter which settled when the Council opted not to contest the appeal, to withdraw the financial penalty levied on the Defendant and pay the Defendant’s costs.