Group action compensation claims

A group action claim is when a group of people collectively bring their claims to Court. They are often created when many people have been affected by the same issue, such as:

  • Environmental issues
  • Defective products
  • Institutional child abuse

These cases are also known as class actions or multi-party actions.

A group of claimants often have more impact if they bring their cases together, and cases that are too low value to be run alone may be successful if they are brought together as a group action claim.

If your case is suitable for a group action claim, we will liaise with solicitors representing other claimants and if a group action is already in progress, you may be able to join it.

No win, no fee agreements may be available for group action claims.

How Nelsons can help with group action claims

Nelsons are leading specialists in group action claims. We have many years’ experience in dealing with these complex claims and have assisted with cases involving:

  • Silicone implants
  • Toxic sofas
  • Occupational asthma
  • Asbestos exposure
  • Benzodiazepine
  • Mineworkers’ occupational illnesses.

We have taken a lead role in many previous group actions, including:

  • Prescribed medication, such as the drug Septrin
  • Medical devices, such as the contraceptive device Persona
  • Medical tools, such as radio-opaque substances Myodil and Dimer-X
  • Multiple actions across Britain involving systematic child abuse
  • Environmental nuisance, such as that arising from a wastewater treatment plant in Liverpool

Our expert team are recommended by the independently-researched Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. We are also members of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel – a specialist qualification held by experienced personal injury solicitors.

For more information about group actions, please contact us to discuss how our team in DerbyLeicester and Nottingham can help. For a quick response to your enquiry, call us now or use our online chat.


  • "Nelsons Solicitors Limited's 'excellent' team provides 'a first-class service for claimants'. The 'highly specialised and dedicated' group is noted for its particular expertise in the more serious cases, such as birth, brain and spinal injuries. Multi-party actions are an area of particular strength, as is inquest-related litigation.”

    Legal 500
  • “Excellent personal injury group with broad-ranging expertise encompassing industrial disease, public liability and RTA claims. Frequently handles cases involving severe injuries. Also experienced in employers' liability mandates.”

    Chambers & Partners
  • "I am really happy with the level of service I received. Thank you so much."

    Client Feedback

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