Did you purchase, lease or finance a diesel Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT or Skoda motor vehicle, manufactured between 1st January 2008 and 1st January 2016?

If so, it's not too late to make a no-win no-fee claim.

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Why Claim?

Up to one million people could still be eligible to claim an estimated £5,000 in compensation based on settlements in other countries.

The Volkswagen Group breached emissions regulations by fitting a defeat device into 1.2 million vehicles in the UK. Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emissions from the affected vehicles exceeded the permitted limit. 

If you had an affected vehicle we believe that you are a victim of deceit.

It's time to claim the compensation you deserve whilst also sending a powerful message to manufacturers that they must do better.

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Why choose LGWP Law?

Our claims process is clear, simple and unique and a dedicated member of our legal team will keep you informed every step of the way.

With you every step

No Win No Fee

If you don’t win, you don’t pay any legal fees or expenses.

Our fee is 30% of your compensation plus VAT, or only 20% plus VAT if we don't need to go to court.

Take a stand with LWGP Law

We care

Diesel emissions contain Nitrogen Oxides which are harmful to your health and detrimental to air quality.

Take a stand against emissions with us.

time to claim

There is still time to claim

Existing claimants in England and Wales have had an initial victory at court, but it's not too late. You should sign up to make your claim by February 28th 2021.

You’re in
safe hands

With roots dating back to 1838, LGWP Law is a division of Cardiff based solicitors LG Williams & Prichard, one of the oldest law firms in South Wales.

Mercedes owners, you can now register for our new Mercedes emissions claim

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How it works

One million people are yet to make a claim. If you don’t file a formal claim, you will lose the right to do so. We offer a clear, simple and unique process on a no win no fee basis

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Legal proceedings are underway– there is time, but act soon.

Did you know..?

  • In September 2015 the US Environmental Protection Agency revealed how The Volkswagen Group had violated their Clean Air Act. The car manufacturer admitted to manipulating 11 million vehicles worldwide.
  • The UK is the second most seriously impacted country in the world with 1.2 million affected vehicles
  • Claimants in other countries, including the USA, Australia, Canada and Germany, have recovered thousands of dollars and euros in compensation in respect of their vehicles.
  • The Volkswagen Group said in a statement: “Volkswagen Group maintains that there has never been a defeat device installed in any of its vehicles in the UK” [The Guardian, 1st Dec 2019]
  • In April 2020 it was determined that “the software function in issue in this case is indeed a defeat device. Mr Justice Waksman
  • Justice Waksman relied upon an existing case which stated “Exposure to nitrogen dioxide in the air carries with it significant risks to human health. A recent analysis from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (“DEFRA”) estimates that exposure to nitrogen dioxide has an effect on mortality equivalent to 23,500 deaths annually in the [United Kingdom]”.

"It is a pleasure to work with the team who have an excellent practical and professional approach to dealing with client requirements and expectations."

Alan J Smith FCICM
Director - Corporate Governance
Authorised High Court Enforcement Officer

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Your Legal Team

The LGWP Law claims team is overseen by Philip Evans, a Director of the firm. Philip qualified in 1976 and has been a Partner/Director in LG Williams and Prichard since 1982. Philip specialises in debt recovery, insolvency and litigation. He is also the Under Sheriff of Glamorgan and a High Court Enforcement Officer.

Associate Solicitor Kayleigh Hayes qualified in 2017 and has been with LG Williams and Prichard since 2014 during which time she has gained experience in various departments before specialising in litigation matters.

Associate Chartered Legal Executive Michael Spees qualified in 2016 and recently joined LG Williams and Prichard. He has over 10 years’ worth of litigation experience, encompassing volume and group claims.

Dafydd Parsons, Paralegal

Sara Cuthbert, Paralegal

Bhaveeta Singh, Paralegal


Adam Edwards, Paralegal

Non Morris Jones, Paralegal

William Thomas, Paralegal


James Griffin, Paralegal

Hannah Jennings, Paralegal

Glesni Tegid, Paralegal


Jordan-Leigh Davies, Paralegal

Carys Griffith, Paralegal

Kayleigh Blanks, Paralegal


Sarah Shahpesan, Paralegal

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a group claim/class action?

A group claim, known as class action in the USA, is where one claim is made on behalf of a number of claimants with similar issues against the same defendant. This differs from individuals making separate claims against the same defendant over similar issues.

Will I have to give evidence in court?

In group litigation, “Lead Claimants” may be called to give evidence. In reality, the chances of being named a “Lead Claimant” are low and the chances of having to give evidence in Court are even lower. The majority of civil claims settle before trial.

I thought it was too late to make a claim – why can I still do this with LGWP Law?

Whereas other law firms have closed their intake, LGWP Law recognise that many people did not realise they were affected or forgot to make a claim. Therefore, we have kept our intake open to ensure that everyone affected has the opportunity to make a claim.

I'm sure the deadline has passed for this claim. Why can I still claim with LGWP Law?

You’re right in that a deadline set for joining the Group Litigation has already passed, but you are still able to make a claim before the statute of limitations expires.

The time permitted during which a claim may be brought is defined by the law, specifically the “statute of limitations” which varies for each particular type of claim. The VW NOx Emissions Group Litigation raises several claims, some based on contract law, others based on breach of statutory duty (failure to comply with emissions regulations) and tort (deceit). The statute of limitations is thought to end for the claims with the longest statute of limitations in or around September 2021, six years after the VW defeat device software became publicly known in England and Wales. It should be assumed that claims should be filed no later than September 2021 to be timely.

How do I know if my vehicle is eligible to make a claim?

If your vehicle was manufactured by Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT or Skoda between the 1st January 2008 and the 1st January 2016, and had a 1.2, 1.6 or 2 litre diesel engine, your vehicle may be affected. Our transparent claims process will confirm your eligibility to claim.

What if I no longer own the vehicle?

Even if you no longer own the vehicle, you may still have a claim. Our claims process provides helpful guidance on how to find the information required to progress your claim.

Can I make a claim if I used to lease the vehicle rather than own it?

Yes, both owners and lessees of the affected vehicles can make a claim. Our claims process provides helpful guidance on how to find the information required to progress your claim.

How long do I have to submit a claim, what’s the deadline?

You should sign up to make your claim by February 28th 2021.

I don’t want to claim online – can you help?

Yes. Contact us at cleanairclaims@lgwplaw.co.uk or on 02921 202921 and we will be in touch. 

How long does the claims process take?

It’s difficult to estimate an end date because things are subject to change, but we will do our best to have a resolution as soon as possible.

How will I know if my claim has been successful?

We will keep you updated every step of the way. As soon as we have any new information relating to your claim, we will be in touch to explain and discuss this with you.

How much compensation can I expect to get?

The amount of compensation will likely depend upon the make, model and year of manufacture of your car.

In England and Wales, the amount of compensation will be based on individual circumstances. Although it is difficult to predict the amount of compensation that will be paid to English and Welsh claimants, we will do our best to get as much money as possible for you.

How much will I pay if my claim is unsuccessful?

Your claim will be processed on a no win no fee basis and will not cost you anything unless it is successful.

How much will I pay if my claim is successful?

If we are unable to settle your claim with the Volkswagen Group and it is necessary to issue proceedings, we will limit our legal fees to 30% plus VAT of the compensation received, to reflect the additional works involved.

If we are able to settle your claim with the Volkswagen Group without having to issue proceedings, then we will limit our legal fees to 20% plus VAT of the settlement sum.

If I accepted the Volkswagen Group’s offer to fix my affected vehicle, am I still eligible to claim? 

Yes, claimants who have had the fix applied may also claim compensation for additional fuel consumption and extra maintenance costs.

I understand the Volkswagen Group have said there are no grounds for UK customers to make a claim for compensation, so is it worth me submitting a claim?

Yes, as demonstrated by settlements having been reached in other countries such as the USA, Australia, Canada, and Germany, we believe that you are entitled to compensation for the Volkswagen emissions scandal.

Why have the Volkswagen Group customers affected in USA, Australia and Germany already received compensation but we haven’t in the UK?

Simply, the American, Australian and German courts do not have jurisdiction within England and Wales. The Court of England and Wales must determine all legal issues independently. The Volkswagen Group disputes liability, therefore, it is for the Court to decide the issues.

 

If you have any additional questions
you can call us on
02921 202921

LGWP Law make it simple and quick for you to start and progress your claim, keeping you informed every step of the way.

We believe clean air is vital. We enable claimants to send a powerful message to
manufacturers that excessive pollution is unacceptable.

You should sign up to make your claim by February 28th 2021.


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