Press Release - 28/11/2014
Air Cargo Claim
Class action specialist David Greene of Edwin Coe LLP has joined the many legal teams in the Air Cargo claim before Mr Justice Peter Smith.
Edwin Coe is representing Claimants who are flower growers from Colombia and Ecuador. Mr Greene said,
“We have been working on the follow-on Air Cargo claims for some years in other jurisdictions including in the Dutch proceedings. We are pleased now to join the English proceedings at this stage because the structure of the future conduct of the claims and defence will be determined by the Court this week. Notably Mr Justice Peter Smith has been confirmed as the trial judge and he is clearly keen to press the matter ahead as soon as possible”.
Edwin Coe LLP is best known for its work in representing large groups of consumers and shareholders as well as acting for small retailers on competition issues; it represented 50,000 Railtrack shareholders in their claim against the Government; 32,000 convenience store owners in their successful challenge against the OFT and the private shareholders in Northern Rock.
It has recently settled a claim for consumers against major banks, including Barclays Partner Finance, relating to time share fraud. It successfully represented UK small businesses in the judicial review challenge to a change in the VAT scheme in the Channel Islands. It also recently acted for convenience stores in proceedings relating to the distribution of newspapers and magazines in the UK.
About Edwin Coe LLP
Edwin Coe LLP is best known for its work in representing large groups of the public in claims relating to consumer issues, banking, shares. It was the first firm in the UK to specialise in non-conflict class actions and as a result has been involved in many of the major mass claims over 30 years including the Lockerbie Inquiries and litigation. It is currently litigating for hundreds of investors in film investments against HSBC, for timeshare investors against Barclays Bank in relation to fraud and for investors in other schemes and for hundreds of truck owners in relation to a price-fixing cartel by manufacturers. It has represented 50,000 shareholders in a claim against the Government; 32,000 convenience store owners in competition issues; and 36,000 private shareholders in Northern Rock. It has recently settled a claim for hundreds of South American flower farmers in a claim against British Airways for price-fixing.
In addition, the firm acts in mass torts and is representing claimant victims of the Hillsborough disaster and child abuse victims.
In addition, the firm undertakes public law issues and represented the first claimant in the Article 50 litigation, MPs in the proroguing litigation, the claimant in relation to a challenge under the Good Friday Agreement and, very recently, protesters to HS2 construction.