Claim under section 47A of the Competition Act 1998. The Claimant has applied for fast-track designation of the proceedings.
At a case management conference on 21 March 2019 the President gave directions for the future conduct of the case. A split trial was directed, with liability to be determined first and the issue of quantification of damages adjourned to be heard after judgment on liability. The liability aspect of the claim was ordered to be subject to the fast-track procedure under Rule 58 of the Tribunal Rules.
A second case management conference was held on 25 April 2019 at which the President made a costs capping ruling and gave further directions for the future conduct of the case.
The main hearing has been listed for 15 July 2019 with a time estimate of three days and a fourth in reserve.