Weightmans offers support for hauliers affected by truck cartel

Ashleigh Wight
December 23, 2016


Law firm Weightmans has become the latest to offer to represent hauliers who wish to win compensation from truck manufacturers involved in price-fixing.

Weightmans is seeking to advise larger haulage companies that purchased trucks whilst the cartel was operating, between 1997 and 2011, on how they could bring a claim and said large operators could be due a significant sum.

It hopes it is able to win compensation on their behalf without having to go to court and with minimum legal costs for operators.

Weightmans is hosting a series of events in 2017 to advise operators on what is needed to bring a claim and how much compensation they could expect to receive.

The first event takes place in Liverpool on 11 January.

Laurence Pritchard, partner and head of competition law at Weightmans, said: “There has been a large degree of hype and speculation about the issues at play, the potential sums involved and the length of time any compensation action may take to be resolved.

“In reality, the case will differ for each fleet owner. Through these events, we are aiming to provide the industry with a better understanding of what opportunity lies ahead and the challenges involved in bringing an action in whatever form.”

Among others who wish to explore legal action against the manufacturers involved are the RHA, Bentham Europe and Hausfeld.


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