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British Airways hack compensation claims: what to do

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If you have yet to start your British Airways hack compensation claim, here’s a handy guide of a few things that you need to know about in terms of what’s going on.

We initiated legal claims last year as soon as news of the breach hit the headlines. Just over a year on from the first announcement of the breaches, a great deal has happened, and we’re acting for a number of people on a No Win, No Fee basis for claims.

If you’ve yet to start your legal case and you’re not sure what the current state of play is, this quick and handy guide will hopefully give you a little insight.

Joining the British Airways hack compensation action

Joining the British Airways hack compensation action is easy. All you need to do is:

  1. Check your eligibility on our BA Group Action website here;
  2. If you are eligible, you can complete the further forms on the site to start your case;
  3. Once you have agreed to the No Win, No Fee agreement and the funding and insurance agreements to protect you for claiming, you’re on your way.

And that’s it for the moment. There will then be a requirement to provide certain information and evidence to help support your claim, and when we have that, your place in the action can be secured.

What has happened in the court case so far?

There has been a few developments in the court case so far as we fight for the rights of those who are entitled to make a British Airways hack compensation claim.

One of the big hearings took place earlier this month, and the result of this saw:

  1. The deadline to join the action being established;
  2. The Group Litigation Order (GLO) and the framework for how the court action will proceed being established;
  3. Our appointment by order of the High Court of Justice to the Steering Committee that’s charged with conducting the litigation.

There had been some previous disputes with regards to the final cut-off date to join the action, and this included BA’s lawyers trying to go for a short deadline period. We were successful in arguing for a much lengthier one, and we were very pleased with our appointment to the Steering Committee.

When do I need to join by?

You can join the British Airways hack compensation action right now, and we recommend that you initiate your case sooner rather than later.

The final deadline to have your claim fully finalised is set for early 2021. However, there can be a lot that needs doing between now and then. You should never leave it too late or leave it until the last minute, which does happen.

In an action we were also on the Steering Committee for where the deadline expired last year, we still get fresh enquires from people asking us for help. Sadly, we must turn them away. The deadline has passed!

IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.

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First published by Matthew on October 21, 2019
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