There’s now just one year left to sign-up for a legal case before the BA data breach compensation deadline passes.
You may think that you still have plenty of time to join the BA Group Action with a whole 12 months before the court cut-off date expires. However, it’s important to understand that there’s far more to it than just registering your name and address, and a great deal of work needs to be done.
As we have done so many times in the past when group actions deadlines are in place, we issue advice as to why you should claim now and avoid delay!
When is the BA data breach compensation deadline?
The BA data breach compensation deadline is precisely one year to the day; that is, 17th January 2021.
The deadline was decided at an important court hearing in October 2019 which we attended. At the hearing, by order of the High Court of Justice, we were appointed to the Steering Committee that’s responsible for the overall conduct of the litigation. The Judge also allowed a longer period for people to sign-up to claim given that the lawyers representing British Airways had previously wanted a cut-off date of just 17 weeks.
You really are better starting your case sooner rather than later, and it’s easy to do. To get the process started, you can sign-up for our No Win, No Fee representation using the BA Group Action website here.
What you need to do
There’s a great deal of work that needs to be done between now and the BA data breach compensation deadline. You don’t want to be rushing things at the last minute when we’re unable to guarantee you’ll have enough time to join before the deadline passes.
There are already thousands of people who are a part of the action, but there could be as many as almost 500,000 people claiming in total. This means that we lawyers are incredibly busy as we look to make sure each client is ready before the deadline. As such, the longer you leave it, the more likely it may be that you could miss out.
We need your court file to be fully prepared. You need to have issued and served court proceedings and have provided all the evidence and information required by the court. This takes time, especially when there are so many people making a claim. No one wants to be at the back of the queue.
Missing the deadline
If you miss the BA data breach compensation deadline, you could lose your chance to receive an estimated average pay-out of £6,000.00 in compensation. We still (even today) receive enquires from people in other actions where the deadline has passed, and we sadly have to turn those people away.
We will likely close our books for news cases in advance of the deadline to make sure the clients we’re already looking after are ready, and this could limit your options for justice. Some law firms started marketing for cases after the important October hearing we attended, but some of those firms didn’t even bother to attend it. Can you really be sure that such a law firm that’s not on the Steering Committee and didn’t even attend the key hearing is really going to be right for you? Can you trust that they’ll have your claim ready in time?
We have seen other firms miss the deadlines in the past in previous actions due to funding problems, so this is something to be concerned about in the BA Group Action as well.
IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.
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First published by Author on January 17, 2020
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