Product Liability and Group Actions


Ongoing international group claims include:

  • Mutua & 4 others v FCO: Sixty year old claim for personal injury arising out of alleged torture on the part of the Colonial Administration in Kenya.
  • Guerrero  & Others v Montericco & Another: group action against a British based mining company for alleged complicity in the torture of environmental protestors in Peru.
  • Allbutt and others v Ministry of Justice (Court of Appeal. Ongoing claim in negligence arising out of friendly fire incident during Iraq war)
  • Locally Employed Civilians v Ministry of Defence, DFID and FCO (negligence claim brought by more than 50 Iraqi civilians employed by the defendants during the occupation of Iraq for failure to protect them against attack by insurgents).
  • Iraq abuse litigation - claim by more than 300 Iraqis for false imprisonment, and under HRA for breaches of Arts 3, 5 and 8. Claimants allege abused and in some cases tortured as well as unlawful internment by British forces comprising part of the coalition force during and after the war in Iraq.

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