Since Volkswagen’s ‘dieselgate’ scandal first broke in the US in 2015, the car manufacturer’s manipulation of emissions data has unfolded to become a global crisis. The case is high-profile not just because of the violation of consumer rights, but also as a major environmental and health scandal. It is estimated to have affected as many aisiss 11 million vehicles worldwide in countries across the globe, and the increased emissions could be responsible for up to an additional 5,000 deaths per year as a result of increased air pollution levels in Europe alone, according to one study.
Over the past five years, ‘dieselgate’ has become an issue that is being tried in courts across the world. In the UK, Your Lawyers pioneered High Court action in January 2016 in what has become one of the largest ever consumer action cases in England and Wales, representing over 10,000 claimants and previously being appointed with a position on the Steering Committee responsible for the overall conduct of the litigation.
Anexo plc (LON:ANX) is a specialist integrated credit hire and legal services group focused on providing replacement vehicles to consumers who have been involved in a non-fault accident.