On 9 April 2019, the CAT granted Mastercard partial permission to appeal the CAT’s February 2019 judgment. In that judgment the CAT had dismissed arguments that certain follow-on damages actions against Mastercard were time-barred under the CAT Rules and the Limitation Act 1980. The CAT refused permission to appeal its findings on the Limitation Act, holding that its original judgment followed settled law. However, it granted Mastercard permission to appeal its findings on CAT Rule 31(4) (that the Dixons proceedings were not time-barred and that the Rule was not applicable in the Europcar proceedings), recognising that the case raised a novel issue and had a real prospect of success.