On 2 June 2020 the Tribunal made an order extending time for JD Sports Fashion plc to file a notice of application by reason of the exceptional circumstances arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Summary of application was published on 23 June 2020. By order of the Chairman of the same date, the time for filing any requests for permission to intervene was abridged until 5pm on 1 July 2020. A case management conference took place on 6 July 2020 as a remote case event. The Tribunal gave directions for the future conduct of the application and refused a request for permission to intervene by Frasers Group plc. On 10 July 2020 the Tribunal issued a Ruling setting out its reasons for refusing the intervention request ( CAT 17).
The main hearing of the application has been listed for 23 September 2020 with a time estimate of two days.