Here’s some information about the official BA data breach group action. There is only one formal Group Litigation Order (GLO) action, which is important for people to understand.
The primary reason as to why we’re discussing this is because there are a lot of law firms saying a lot of different things when it comes to data breach cases. Several are claiming to be “the experts” and claiming that they “lead the field”, but it’s vital to look beneath these soundbites to understand who you’re really dealing with. And since the British Airways GLO was formally given the go-ahead by Mr Justice Warby in October, many more lawyers are now getting involved.
Here’s some vital information for you.
About the official BA data breach group action
The official BA data breach group action was formed into a formal GLO after a vital hearing at the start of October 2019. There’s now a deadline to join which falls in January 2021, and those who wish to be a part of the compensation action will need to sign-up to join the formal GLO.
There’s more to it than just signing-up with a solicitor. Before the deadline, you will need to make sure that you have provided all the information and evidence that’s required to be a part of the GLO. You will normally need funding and insurance as well, which is there to make sure that you have the means to be a part of the action, and that you are covered if something goes wrong.
Although we believe that we will be able to succeed with the action, insurance is vital. In fact, we can tell you from years of group action experience that you will normally need to be insured in order to join a GLO.
Our role in the action and the GLO
We were appointed, by order of the High Court of Justice, to the Steering Committee that’s responsible for the overall conduct of the BA data breach group action litigation. This means that we remain at the heart of the battle for justice as we always have done from the start.
As soon as news broke of the cyberattacks, we took action. We now act for a large group of claimants, and we attended the hearing and were appointed the position on the Steering Committee.
Since the GLO has formed, many more lawyers are now touting for cases. It’s totally up to you as to who you instruct, but we always advise people to be careful. Some lawyers didn’t even bother attending the hearing, and we understand that some have started aggressively marketing for cases despite their lack of experience and history in the action. Again, it’s totally up to you, but we always recommend that it’s better to be safe than sorry. So, make sure you ask questions and check who you’re dealing with.
Joining our group
If you would like to join the BA data breach group action as one of our clients, simply go to our website here and complete the form.
This process should determine if you’re eligible to be a part of our client group, and you can also start the case and sign-up for No Win, No Fee representation as well as for funding and insurance.
It’s a quick and easy process, and with our No Win, No Fee guarantees in place, what have you got to lose?
IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.
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