Summary of appeal published 25 February 2013. A first case management conference took place on 18 March 2013.
On 22 March 2013, an Order of the Chairman was drawn embodying the directions given at the case management conference on 18 March 2013. On 22 March 2013, the Chairman made an Order establishing a confidentiality ring.
A second case management conference was held on 30 July 2013. On 31 July 2013, the Chairman made a further Order, giving detailed directions up to, and for, the final hearing.
On 11 March 2014, the Tribunal handed down a Ruling refusing an application by BT for permission to amend its Notice of Appeal.
The main hearing took place between 29 October and 22 November 2013. The Tribunal’s Judgment ( CAT 14) was handed down on 1 August 2014. By an Order of the same date, the Tribunal: (1) extended the deadline for requesting permission to appeal the Judgment; and (2) made further directions concerning the future conduct of the appeals.
On 14 August 2014, the Tribunal made an Order extending the period for requesting permission to appeal the Tribunal’s Ruling of 11 March 2014.
The Tribunal’s Supplementary Judgment ( CAT 20) in relation to: (a) the directions to be made to give effect to the main Judgment in the appeals ( CAT 14); (b) costs; and (c) permission to appeal was handed down on 4 December 2014. On 10 December 2014, the Tribunal handed down a Judgment ( CAT 21) amending the Supplementary Judgment. The Tribunal made an Order for the final disposal of each appeal on the same day.
On 7 August 2015 the Court of Appeal made an order granting BT permission to appeal the Tribunal’s Order of 10 December 2014.
On 4 May 2017 the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment dismissing the various grounds of appeal.