On 6 March 2020, the CAT handed down its judgment in an application for a preliminary hearing on a timing of carriage dispute. The question before the CAT was whether to hold a preliminary hearing to determine if the identity and/or funding of the applicant could preclude it from acting as a class representative. The CAT decided that it was not a sufficiently discrete issue to be heard as a preliminary issue. The CAT recognised that such a hearing might be available in different circumstances (e.g., where the collective proceedings order application is defective or was brought late and without justification).