On 1 August 2011, the CAT published a judgment dismissing an application by RG Carter Limited for an extension of time in which to lodge a notice of appeal against the Office of Fair Trading (“OFT”) decision fining construction companies for infringements of the Chapter I prohibition of the Competition Act 1998. The CAT had handed down nine judgments which substantially reduced the fines imposed by the OFT in respect of 25 appeals against the OFT’s decision brought within the two-month time limit. The applicants did not originally appeal the OFT’s decision, and the CAT did not consider that the circumstances of the case were exceptional such as to justify an extension of time to allow them to appeal it now.