If you have suffered damage or distress caused by a company who broke the law, you have a right to claim compensation. In many cases, where a breach occurs, you won’t be the only person making a claim. In such circumstances, it is often worth joining a group action claim to increase your chances of success.
You may be eligible to make a group claim when something occurs that affects a large number of people at the same time e.g. a data breach. Once a group action is set up, you’re ready to join it. But don’t worry about the technicalities – we can manage this for you, that’s what we are here for.
In group action cases you may claim compensation for:
No. Just because your case is part of a group action doesn’t mean that you will receive the same amount of compensation as everyone else.
All claims within a group action are settled based on their own strengths, and, as such, the value of your claim depends on the extent of your suffering. So if your claim is successful, you will receive what you are owed by law.
If you do go to court, a judge will consider all the circumstances, including the seriousness of the breach and the impact on you and then make a decision on compensation.
A court must first decide whether claims can be grouped together to form one group action. If granted, a group litigation order (GLO) allows group action proceedings to begin. People can then individually join the group action claim.
In order for you to be included, you must have a common interest with the group and show damage or distress caused by the defendant.
We will take the necessary steps to find a lead ‘test’ case where we will narrow down the issues to find criteria for other cases in the group. This basically means that not every claim with the group has to go to court.