If you lose a DRS and then appeal it, you pay around 3.6k to appeal. Do you get that money back if you are successful? Basically if you win, aren't you in effect getting Nominet to admit their appointed DRS expert was wrong and therefore the need for you to pay 3.6k+ was down to their agents mistake.
I was just thinking that Nominet would refund the £3k they charged you to correct their own mistake. Bit dodgy that if 40% of DRS's that are appealed are overturned then you would think Nominet would refund the appeal fee.
I see your point and it makes sense to me. Just to play Devil's Advocate though, I'm sure Nominet would say that the £3K is their cost for the experts and the administration costs. I doubt they are running appeals at a profit.