Before a collective action such as this can proceed to a full trial, the Competition Appeal Tribunal must certify the claim and make a ‘collective proceedings order’. Following a three-day hearing held on 29 November 2021 to 1 December 2021, on 18 February 2022, the Tribunal handed down its judgment, finding in our favour on all but one discreet issue (in relation to class members who have passed away). In summary, the Tribunal held that:
Although there is still a way to go before class members can recover the losses they have suffered, this is an important judgment and means that the claim can now progress to trial.
The full judgment is available here.
28 February 2022