Climate Change through the Courts: Trends in Environmental Litigation

Environmental litigation is on the rise as individuals and organisations come to the courts to hold corporations and governments to account under their environmental and human rights obligations. This article provides an overview of recent landmark climate change cases and litigation trends. Milieudefensie v Shell Case On 26 May 2021, the Dutch District Court of […]

Government facing legal action over ‘unlawful’ hotel quarantine policy

Hotel quarantine

A second judicial review is being sought by PGMBM for the Government’s controversial hotel quarantine policy. The Government could end up paying tens of millions of pounds in compensation if they do not change their approach. In July 2021, in the first phase of the judicial review, PGMBM forced the Government into a U-turn on hotel […]

Government confirms it will change its hotel quarantine policy

Last week, PGMBM received confirmation from the Government that we had been successful in forcing a U-turn over the costs vulnerable people were incurring as part of the hotel quarantine policy. While the details of how this will work have not yet been laid out, we are reassured that the Government have listened to reason on […]

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 […]

PGMBM filing ‘dieselgate’ group action against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

PGMBM is filing a lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). We believe Fiat Chrysler deliberately misled customers by fitting ‘defeat devices’ in breach of diesel emissions regulations. Hundreds of thousands of diesel vehicles may be affected, including Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Jeep, Iveco, and Suzuki diesel vehicles. Fiat Chrysler is under investigation for fitting illegal ‘defeat […]

British Airways Data Breach: ‘It’s time for victims to be compensated’

PGMBM have welcomed the decision from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to levy British Airways’s fine over their 2018 breach. We believe it is now time for the half a million BA customers affected by the breach to be compensated. Harris Pogust, Partner, commented: “Unfortunately Covid-19 has taken a significant toll on the airline industry […]

BHP to be Dammed?

Town destroyed by dam disaster

On 5 November 2015, a devastating mudslide following the collapse of the Fundao Dam tore through Mariana, Brazil, destroying entire cities, decimating the environment and destroying historic, cultural and religious traditions in the area. 19 people lost their lives, tonnes of fish died, and over 600km of waterways were polluted in what is regarded as Brazil’s worst environmental […]

PGMBM Initiates Legal Action Against Nissan and Renault

PGMBM has announced today that it is taking legal action against vehicle manufacturers Nissan and Renault, following allegations that illegal emissions defeat devices have been fitted in a number of cars and vans. Defeat devices are designed to sense when a car is under specific testing conditions, and accordingly turn on emissions controls, allowing the […]

PGMBM instructs Serle Court in Easyjet Data Breach Litigation

Easyjet logo in data breach litigation

PGMBM has instructed Sophie Holcombe and David Blayney QC of Serle Court in ongoing litigation against the aviation giant easyJet. In May, the airline announced that it had been subjected to a data theft attack, under which the confidential information of over nine million customers had been breached.  In over 2,000 cases, this included credit […]