1584/5/7/23 (T) Whistl UK Limited v International Distributions Services Plc and Royal Mail Group Limited
The case involves a follow-on claim for damages based on a competition law infringement decision made by Ofcom that Royal Mail had abused its dominant position in the market for bulk mail delivery services in the United Kingdom, contrary to: (i) the Chapter II Prohibition in section 18 of the Competition Act 1998; and (ii) Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.
A CMC took place on 21 December 2023. The hearing of any strike-out application made by the Defendants has been listed to take place at 2pm on 25 April 2024, and a second CMC has been listed for 10.30am on 26 April 2024. A trial of all issues in the claim has been listed to begin sitting in late October or early November 2025 with a time estimate of 8 weeks.