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Since 2015, more and more manufacturers have been exposed for using emissions-cheating devices. Our expert lawyers have supported those affected by the dieselgate scandal from the start and holding manufacturers accountable. View our claims and if you're eligible to join.
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Our successes so far...
Slater and Gordon are leading experts in Collective Actions and were appointed as the joint Lead Lawyers in the ground-breaking Volkswagen Emissions Group Litigation in England and Wales where we successfully reached a significant settlement for our clients.
The case came after the Defendants were found to have installed software into vehicles which detected when the cars were undergoing emissions testing and would temporarily reduce the amount of harmful exhaust gas, to meet the testing standards. We represented 71,000 of the 91,000 English and Welsh claims and our clients’ successes have established a new law which has seen claims against other manufactures emerge for similar emissions concerns.
VW Group emissions claim - Scotland
PLEASE NOTE: The registration period for this claim has closed and we're no longer taking on new claims.
What emission claims are we currently investigating in Scotland?
We are now pursuing emissions claims against the following manufacturers on behalf of Scottish car owners who’ve been affected by defeat devices installed in their vehicles:
- Land Rover
Mercedes-Benz emissions claim - England, Wales and Scotland
We’re pursuing a Collective Action on behalf of affected Mercedes diesel vehicle owners in which our clients allege that the manufacturer cheated emissions tests and produced non-compliant, highly polluting vehicles. Our thousands of clients are also alleging that Mercedes and other manufacturers colluded to suppress clean emissions technology being used in their vehicles to reduce costs and increase profits.
Whilst the registration period for our Scottish claim against Mercedes is closed, residents of England and Wales can join our claim and could be entitled to between 25% and 100% of the value of their vehicle back in compensation.
Check your eligibility to bring a claim under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations in England and Wales by clicking below:
Why choose Slater and Gordon to represent your claim?
Slater and Gordon are leading experts in Collective Actions and emissions claims. We were appointed joint Lead Lawyers on the Volkswagen Emissions collective action were we successfully reached a significant financial settlement for our clients. We acted on behalf of over 71,000 of the 91,000 claims, which is thought to be the largest collective actions in British legal history in terms of number of Claimants.
We want to provide you with the same opportunity to claim against . Joining our claim in England and Wales is straightforward and you can check if you’re eligible using our . Once you’ve joined, we’ll keep you regularly updated on the progress of your claim. We are no longer accepting new claimants in Scotland.
Why should you join our diesel claims?
We believe the false pretences under which these vehicles were sold is deceitful and has not only caused frustration and loss to customers, must also irreversible damage to the environment.
The affected vehicles produce an unlawful amount of the harmful pollutant, Nitrous Oxide (NOx). The impact this has on the air we breathe is thought to be the cause of thousands of deaths every year and lead to numerous adverse health effects. Holding manufacturers responsible will speed up the pace of change in the motor industry in the move away from dirty diesel to cleaner fuels.
Corporate manufacturing companies are not above the law. We've seen instances of manufacturers involved in the scandal denying any wrongdoing and refusing to compensate their customers, despite paying billions in fines and having employees jailed. Very little by way of regulatory action has happened in the UK. Joining our group actions is a way for the consumer to hold large corporations accountable for their actions and send a powerful message that their unlawful behaviour will not be tolerated.
There's the very real possibility that you could be owed compensation. We'll argue that this will be a percentage of the value of the price you paid for the vehicle (between 25% and 100% for those claimants that can bring a claim under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations) or the difference in the price paid for the vehicle and its true worth. Depending on the make and model of your vehicle this could amount to several thousands of pounds.
No win, no fee
We work on a No Win, No Fee agreement, meaning that if your claim is not successful, you do not need to pay our fees.
Meet the collective action experts
Our expert team are highly specialised in all areas of collective actions.
I have been part of the VW group claim since it started. I have found Slater and Gordon to be excellent at communicating and explaining progress as the claim has progressed. They've been very good at explaining what are complex legal issues, and I'm confident the team is making progress in the face of what appears to be delay and obfuscation by VW. Recommended. 5* Trustpilot Review (for VW Emissions Team)
Regular updates on the VW Collective Action. Very detailed information on what has taken place and what the future timetable is. Very impressed with their professional approach which has instilled me with the confidence that I chose the right company to represent me. 5* Trustpilot Review (for VW Emissions Team)
I am happy with Slater and Gordon's progress in pursuing the VW claim. The explanations of what is happening have been easy to understand and I have been kept informed throughout this lengthy procedure. 5* Trustpilot Review