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Final deadline for BA compensation: Your Lawyers in the news

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As a leading, specialist data breach compensation law firm, we’re often in the news. Last week, we featured in the Mirror with regards to the final deadline for BA compensation cases to be submitted.

Making sure that victims know about the deadline to claim is an important part of the work that we do. We have been – and still are –  involved in dozens of group actions, some of which (like the BA Group Action) have formed into a GLO. When a GLO (Group Litigation Order) is established, the court will normally enforce a deadline for people to join, and that’s what we have in the British Airways action.

People need to know that there’s a strict time limit in force to launch your claim, and there’s work that needs to be done to make sure that you hit the deadline.

Featured in the Mirror: final deadline for BA compensation

We’re pleased to be once again featured in the mainstream news, with the Mirror’s article discussing the importance of the final deadline for BA compensation cases.

You can read the article –  Half a million BA customers given final deadline to claim compensation for data breach – here.

As featured in the article, Director and Principal Solicitor of Your Lawyers, Aman Johal, said:

“British Airways has demonstrated a complete disregard for consumer rights by failing to properly protect its customers’ personal and financial information.

“Despite the introduction of the GDPR, we have seen a huge number of data breaches in recent months, and several high-profile attacks resulting in enormous fines from the ICO.

“It’s time big corporations like BA abide by the law and implement stricter cybersecurity measures to protect its customers from future data breaches.”

Not yet a client? Here’s what you need to do

If you’re not yet a client of ours and you want to make sure that you don’t miss the final deadline for BA compensation claims, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Go to the BA Group Action website here;
  2. Answer the initial questions to find out if you could be eligible to claim compensation;
  3. If you are eligible, you can then join our client group and benefit from our funding, insurance and No Win, No Fee representation.

In terms of making sure you’re signed up, it’s as simple as that.

The next stage is to then make sure that you’re fully prepared before the court deadline expires. It may feel like there’s still plenty of time to claim, but we do need to make sure that your court file is properly prepared well in advance of the deadline. We don’t want to be rushing around at the last minute and increase the risk of missing out.

We will also normally close our books for new cases in advance of the deadline as well.

What happens if you miss the deadline?

If you miss the final deadline for BA compensation claims to be submitted, you could end up receiving nothing at all as a victim of the data breaches.

We have seen people try to join late in previous actions; one example involved their solicitor (not us!) failing to get them added to the group register in time. The judge refused their request for joining late because there wasn’t a good reason for it. Judges will also not typically accept the reason that a person ‘didn’t know’ about the deadline either.

We still get new enquiries (even today) from people who have missed the deadlines for group actions we’re involved with. Unfortunately, we must turn those people away.

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 January 21, 2020
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