TIME LEFT TO START YOUR 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.
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.
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.
Diesel emissions contain Nitrogen Oxides which are harmful to your health and detrimental to air quality.
Take a stand against emissions with us.
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.
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.
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"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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You should sign up to make your claim by February 28th 2021.
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.
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.
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.
Your claim will be processed on a no win no fee basis and will not cost you anything unless it 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.
Yes, claimants who have had the fix applied may also claim compensation for additional fuel consumption and extra maintenance costs.
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.
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
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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