Coroner calls for law change after air pollution causes death of young girl

Air pollution

Four months after an inquest concluded that air pollution was the cause of death for six-year-old Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah, a coroner has called on the UK government to change air pollution law.    Coroner Phillip Barlow, who led the original inquest into Ella’s death in December 2020, has called for national pollution limits to be reduced. He says […]

Sorry, I Don’t Speak Legalese: Product Liability

Product Liability

Product liability is the legal obligation a manufacturer or seller is held to for producing or selling a faulty product. People who suffer damages as a result of defective products can file a claim under the Consumer Protection Act, for negligence or for breach of contract. Filing a product liability claim When filing a claim, […]

Hotel Quarantine Judicial Review: What are the grounds for seeking review?

Hotel quarantine

As we mentioned in our previous update, the Hotel Quarantine Judicial Review is very important to us as a firm because of our passion for championing justice and ensuring fairness for all.    We are frequently asked about the legalities of the hotel quarantine regulations and on what grounds we are seeking the review, which we have outlined […]

Volkswagen demand over a billion dollars from ex-CEO in Dieselgate scandal

Volkswagen

In Germany, Volkswagen is seeking around $1.2 billion from ex-CEO Martin Winterkorn for his actions in the Dieselgate scandal. If awarded, this sum would be the highest claim ever for damages against a CEO in Germany, according to the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper. Volkswagen announced earlier this year that it would be demanding compensation from Martin […]

Hotel Quarantine Judicial Review: Why is this case so important to us?

Hotel Quarantine

At PGMBM we are passionate about championing justice and ensuring fairness for all. Our judicial review of the hotel quarantine is no exception to this. Following the news that from 15 February the UK Government intended to enforce a mandatory hotel quarantine policy on British and Irish citizens and residents returning to England from so-called […]

The new European Mandatory Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence Legislation: a unified approach to preventing and remedying violations caused by business practices

human rights and environmental

The rapid growth of supply chains across borders has brought undeniable benefits to developing countries. However, it has also negatively impacted these communities, in particular when it comes to environmental damage and human rights violations caused by the part of the business being conducted in such locations. Unsurprisingly, ensuring that victims have effective access to […]

Australian federal court dismiss Volkswagen’s $95 million appeal in Dieselgate scandal

The Australian federal court has dismissed Volkswagen’s appeal against their $95 million fine. The appeal was surrounding Volkswagen’s part in the Dieselgate emissions scandal. Case history  An appeal was submitted by Volkswagen after a judgment in December 2019. The Australian federal court found that they had breached consumer laws by falsifying emissions levels.   It was concluded that Volkswagen did not disclose the existence of ‘two-mode’ software when […]

PGMBM launches MyDieselClaim.com to support those impacted by Dieselgate

My Diesel Claim Advert

In response to the growing number of manufacturers under investigation for diesel emissions fraud, PGMBM has launched a new campaign to support more diesel vehicle drivers than ever before: My Diesel Claim. MyDieselClaim.com will offer all diesel car and van owners the opportunity to claim up to £10,000 for their vehicle manufacturer’s part in the Dieselgate scandal.    Who […]

Sorry, I don’t speak Legalese: Limitation Period

Limitation

What is a limitation period? The limitation period is the time period in which a party can bring a claim. This time commences from when the breach, damage or offence, has occurred. The law on limitation periods in England and Wales is currently set out by the Limitation Act 1980 which sets out the periods […]

Sorry, I don’t speak Legalese: Cause of Action

Cause of action

A cause of action is any event that makes a party liable (defendant) to the claiming party (claimant) for the mentioned cause. The mentioned action is a legal action, such as taking a party to court for infringing your legal rights. This can lead to the party having to pay the suffering party compensation.  A key example of a cause of action is the breach of a purchase […]