5.51pm:The Supreme Court has given an extension to the hearing of the case involving the defective goods that was set to start on Monday.
A group of people who claim they are being forced to pay millions of pounds in damages for defective goods have now been given an additional four weeks to lodge their case with the court.
The case has been adjourned until March 14th.
The court has been told that it will consider the latest available evidence from experts who are assisting the claimants.
We are still waiting for the outcome of the experts.
There is still a considerable amount of time until the hearing.
A spokesperson for the court said:The hearing of this matter is likely to take some time.
We do not yet know the outcome.
However, it is important that the parties have the time to discuss all aspects of this case and, in particular, the evidence that has been provided to us.
The hearing will be held on the day of the hearing and the court will take into account any evidence presented during the hearing which may help to advance the case.
In the meantime, we are making every effort to contact and explain to the claimants and the public what is being done to prevent the introduction of a defective product.
A number of claimants are still awaiting their decision on the matter.
The case is expected to start tomorrow.