Authorities broadcasts Freeths appointed to work on new compensation scheme for over 500 Publish Workplace victims
The legal professionals that secured the landmark victory in exposing Britain’s largest miscarriage of justice will assist a whole bunch of postmasters by supporting the design and implementation of a brand new scheme funded by the UK Authorities.
Nationwide legislation agency Freeths has been appointed by the Authorities to work with Justice for Postmasters Alliance (JFSA) to help the design and implementation of a scheme to award additional compensation to the five hundred+ victims of Britain’s biggest-ever miscarriage of justice.
Following a big, nationwide marketing campaign mounted because the Group Litigation Order (GLO) Excessive Courtroom settlement in 2019, the Authorities has now agreed to arrange a brand new scheme for the unique 500+ claimants who suffered the devastating monetary and reputational penalties of the flawed Horizon IT system rolled out by the Publish Workplace and Fujitsu.
As a part of this, Freeths’ crew led by James Hartley, Accomplice and Nationwide Head of Dispute Decision, will play an integral function with JFSA in shaping the scheme for the advantage of the postmasters, the target being to award honest damages to the qualifying GLO claimants to make sure that they obtain correct redress.
James Hartley, Accomplice and Nationwide Head of Dispute Decision at Freeths mentioned: “We’re delighted that the Authorities is doing the best factor for the GLO claimants. It is going to obtain closure for them and ship honest compensation. We’re dedicated to driving this by means of to a conclusion within the pursuits of the claimant group.”
Since beginning the profitable group litigation authorized battle in opposition to the Publish Workplace in 2016, James and his crew have labored tirelessly with JFSA and others to acquire honest redress for all these affected.
Freeths’ nationwide crew, led by James Hartley, is now thought of to be one of many foremost Dispute Decision groups within the UK.