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The VW NOx emissions group litigation

Slater and Gordon is leading the VW NOx Emission Group Litigation on behalf of a group of over 90,000 affected car owners, including individuals and businesses. Our clients were successful in the High Court in December 2019 when they proved that VW fitted 1.2million vehicles with defeat devices and cheated emissions testing. VW’s attempts to appeal that outcome were also successfully resisted. Our clients continue to pursue VW for compensation following these victories. A full trial is listed to take place not before March 2022. The window to join the VW NOx Emissions Group Litigation is now closed.

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Where’s the litigation up to?

In March 2020, the High Court handed down judgement in the preliminary issues trial that took place in December and our clients have been successful on both issues the Court was asked to consider. Although this is an important step towards concluding this claim, it’s not the end of the litigation.

A further trial to determine liability of VW for deceit and the other claims our clients are brining, together with a decision if any compensation is to be paid to the claimants, will likely be heard in 2022.

We send updates to all our clients on a quarterly basis to the email address provided to us.

We’re also bringing a claim in Scotland for affected vehicle owners. Click here for more details and to register your interest in joining the claim.

I need assistance with my Portal account, what should I do?

If you need help and assistance with your Portal account, please contact us at: emissions@slatergordon.co.uk.  Include your name, vehicle registration number and SCR reference number (if known) so we can locate your account and assist you as quickly as possible.

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