Have YOU Been Affected By The Volkswagen Group Diesel Emissions Scandal?​

Each Claim May Be Worth £1000's In Compensation!​

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We are one of the Northwest’s leading legal practices, with a team which includes barristers, 18 Grade A solicitors, some of whom have over 25 years’ experience in their field of expertise, plus 100 other solicitors, chartered legal executives, and litigation members. We act on behalf of consumers who have been misled by Volkswagen Group over the true nature of their vehicles.

These companies allegedly installed defeat devices in their Diesel vehicles in order to cheat the emissions regulation tests. This means that those who have purchased or leased an affected vehicle between 2008 and 31st December 2015 can potentially bring a claim.

What Is The Claim About?​

To be eligible to claim you must have leased or purchased a 1.2, 1.6, 2.0 ltr diesel engine Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda or SEAT between 2008 and December 31st 2015.

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In order for a vehicle to be sold, registered and driven in the UK, amongst other things, it must comply with the NOx emissions limits provided in the Emissions Regulations. VW have breached those regulations manufacturing and selling vehicles that emit much higher levels of NOx than are allowed. Essentially VW fitted ‘defeat devices’ to around 1.2 million vehicles that were sold in the UK.

As a consequence consumer’s were misled into thinking that their vehicle was much less harmful for the environment and also charged more for the vehicle.
 
VW fraudulently represented that the affected vehicles complied with all relevant laws and thereafter fraudulently represented that the vehicles did not contain the ‘defeat devices’. As well as a claim in fraud, there is a breach of contract, EU Law and consumer protection laws.

Volkswagen has repeatedly told customers that the vehicles are safe and roadworthy. However, despite entering into a settlement with owners in the US worth around $15 billion, Volkswagen has refused to acknowledge wrongdoing in Europe.

Initially in September 2015, VW’s Chief Executive said that he was ‘deeply sorry’ for the incident. VW purported to offer to ‘fix’ the vehicles affected but have not offered any compensation.
 
VW say the situation in the UK is very different to the USA in that they can fix the cars in the UK whereas they can’t in the USA. Consequently VW have refused to offer compensation.

Financial compensation for you – you are owed damages for being misled. You are likely to have paid a higher price for your vehicle and the resale value could be less.

For the environment – Companies such as VW Group should not be allowed to profit from being untruthful. VW should be held to account for their actions. We all have a responsibility to protect the environment and vehicles that emit harmful levels of noxious substances that are harmful to the environment and health affect us all.
 
Accountability – Any company or organisation that has misled its customers should be held to account for their actions and pay any subsequent penalties. Big businesses have powerful brands that people trust, this trust is often the reason consumers make decisions to purchase a product. Companies cannot be allowed to abuse this trust and so this action will act as deterrent for other companies.

Documents showing ownership such as receipts or V5 registration documents, vehicle brochures, finance documents, lease agreements and any other documents which were relevant to your decision to purchase the affected vehicle.

If you no longer have those documents then you are still likely to be eligible to participate.
 
You will be able to upload these documents quickly to our portal once you have signed up.

VW are currently robustly defending the claim. If the claim settles it could be months before you receive compensated but it is likely to take between 18 to 24 months for the matter to proceed to trial.

Volkswagen has repeatedly told customers that the vehicles are safe and roadworthy. However, despite entering into a settlement with owners in the US worth around $15 billion, Volkswagen has refused to acknowledge wrongdoing in Europe.

Initially in September 2015, VW’s Chief Executive said that he was ‘deeply sorry’ for the incident. VW purported to offer to ‘fix’ the vehicles affected but have not offered any compensation.
 
VW say the situation in the UK is very different to the USA in that they can fix the cars in the UK whereas they can’t in the USA. Consequently VW have refused to offer compensation.

It is not possible to advise definitively about the likely level of compensation at this stage given there are a number of factors that will determine that. How much the purchase price was being the starting point together with a number of other factors. The amount of any damages that are awarded will ultimately be determined by the Court or negotiated between the parties.

Claimants in the United States received approximately $8,000 before costs but we would expect damages to be lower in the UK given that emissions regulations are less stringent. It is still certainly worth bringing a claim.
Yes. If you have an affected vehicle, whether it was purchased new or second hand including on finance, hire purchase, personal contract purchase or leased.
 
You can also claim if you have sold the affected vehicle, provided that you have proof of ownership/leasing.

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