Sometimes when something goes wrong it happens to a large number of people at the same time or over a period of time. If the circumstances allow it, those people will all join together in a legal action against the person or business who was at fault. This is called group litigation.
Group litigation can be justified in a number of different circumstances, and once a Group Litigation Order has been made, then each case will be allocated to that order and will be heard by one court.
We can help you to understand your legal position both as part of the group litigation and as an individual and offer you advice on what your next steps should be.
What types of group litigation are there?
There many different types of group litigation, and there are a number of reasons why you would want to be included in a group action.
If, for example, a solicitor had under settled a large number of personal injury cases on behalf of their clients, those clients may all join together to bring a group litigation against the original law firm for professional negligence.
Another example of a group litigation would be where a number of employees had all been exposed to asbestos whilst working for the same employer over a period of time. These employees may join together in a group litigation to recover compensation from their past employer.
If there was an outbreak of food poisoning on a cruise ship the passengers may bring a group action against the holiday company for compensation.
Bringing a group litigation claim under circumstances such as those set out above, can lead to the individuals affected receiving their compensation sooner and at less cost than might otherwise be the case.
How we can help you?
Our firm has experience in dealing with group litigation actions and we can help you too. The practice has been in operation for nearly 200 years and because we are a progressive and forward thinking firm, we understand that we have to put you, the client, at the heart of all we do.
Even though you may be involved in a group action, you are still our client, and we will do everything possible to secure you the best outcome to your situation.
We will ensure that we always explain in detail what the group litigation process involves and we will do this without using legal jargon. We know that any legal action is extremely daunting but we will equip you with all of the facts to enable to you make a decision about your next steps.
You may have concerns about how you will be able to fund your claim, but we will explain all of the options available to you and we can even help you to decide which option is the most suitable for you.
If you want an experienced and progressive law firm to represent you and achieve the best possible settlement, then contact us today, we can help.