Group Claims Experience

Group Claims Experience

Group Claims Experience

Experience is doubly important in group claims. Making a claim is one thing, managing that claim for a group, which often involves challenging powerful bodies and organisations, makes group action a different matter entirely.

Irwin Mitchell has been a leading light in group actions for the last 30 years, and is behind many of the most notable successful claims of recent times and we have, in the past, won the Lawyer "Litigation Team of the Year" award for our work. Much of our work has challenged precedents and instigated changes in the law, not only in the UK but across the world.

We have an enviable list of cases we have been involved with:

Accidents & Illness Abroad

  • Virgin train crash - Cumbria
  • German coach crash
  • Florida car crash
  • Jordan coach crash
  • Scottish Highlands coach crash
  • Gran Canaria coach crash
  • Peruvian bus crash
  • Austrian coach crash
  • South African coach crash
  • Tonopah, Nevada coach crash
  • Sikorsky Helicopter Crash
  • Red Arrows Crash
  • Herald of Free Enterprise
  • Jupiter
  • Marchioness/Bowbelle
  • Narrona
  • MS Topaz
  • MS Sundream
  • SS Odysseus
  • SS Ausonia
  • Norwegian horse stampede
  • Spanish helicopter crash
  • Atlantico Playa Hotel – Fuerteventura
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Legionnaires disease
  • Salmonella
  • E Coli (including E Coli 0.157)
  • Giardia
  • Shigella
  • Campylobacter
  • Gastric and other illness outbreaks

Accidents At Work

  • Piper Alpha oil rig explosion

Accidents In Public Places

  • Trafford Centre cases
  • Edinburgh Castle

Armed Forces Claims

  • Military air crash

Asbestos Related Diseases

  • Asbestos exposure

Competition Law Claims

  • Graphite electrode cartel
  • Insurance brokers
  • Methionine cartel
  • Ocean shipping cartel
  • Industrial bags cartel
  • Vitamins cartel

Drug Liability Claims

  • Zyprexa (Olanzapine)
  • Vioxx
  • Lipobay (Cerivastatin)
  • Crestor (Rosuvastatin)
  • Bextra
  • Thalidomide
  • Practolol (Eraldin)
  • Opren
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Cotico-steroides
  • Phenobarabitone
  • Aspirin

Illness Caused By Work Conditions

  • Asbestos related disease
  • Miners knee injury
  • Respiratory disease
  • Vibration white finger

Investor Protection Claims

  • John Palmer
  • Valencian property law
  • Equitable Life
  • Prudential AVC policies
  • Occupational pensions
  • Abbey Life
  • Endowment mortgages
  • High Income Bonds (also known as Precipice Bonds)
  • Capel Cure Sharp Investments
  • Sportsworld Media Group

Medical Law & Patients Rights

  • National Organ Retention Group Litigation
  • Breast cancer screening errors
  • MRSA super bug
  • Nationwide organ retention
  • Salmonella
  • E Coli
  • CJD/BSE Litigation
  • Birmingham Orthopaedic Hospital
  • HIV
  • Contaminated blood product
  • Hepatitis C Litigation

Non-Personal Injury Holiday Claims

  • Aroura voyage cancellation
  • Delayed Thomson flight

Public Health Claims

  • Legionnaires disease

Product Liability Claims

  • Guidant defibrillators
  • Foetal anti convulsant syndrome
  • Cataract implants
  • Silzone implants
  • Ancure Endograft AAA Stent
  • Dalkon Shield
  • Bjork/Shiley heart valve
  • Myodil
  • Trilucent Breast Implants
  • Capital 3M hips
  • Hepatitis C
  • Silicone Breast Implant Litigation
  • Tobacco

Transport disasters

  • German coach crash
  • Florida car crash
  • Jordan coach crash
  • Scottish Highlands coach crash
  • Gran Canaria coach crash
  • Peruvian bus crash
  • Austrian coach crash
  • South African coach crash
  • Tonopah, Nevada coach crash
  • Sikorsky Helicopter Crash
  • British Airtours (Manchester)
  • PAN AM 103 (Lockerbie)
  • British Midlands (M1 Kegworth)
  • Red Arrows Crash
  • Berkshire train crash
  • Hatfield train crash
  • Chancery lane tube crash
  • Selby rail disaster
  • Kings Cross
  • Herald of Free Enterprise
  • Jupiter
  • Marchioness/Bowbelle
  • Narrona
  • MS
  • MS Sundream
  • SS Odysseus
  • SS Ausonia

Terrorist attacks

  • Manchester City Centre Bombings
  • World Trade Center attacks
  • Delhi coach hijack