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The worst environmental disaster in Brazil’s history has triggered one of the biggest legal claims ever filed in a British court. 


On November 5, 2015, the Fundão waste dam – operated by Brazilian mining company Samarco - situated in the mineral rich state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, began to show signs of leaking. 

Despite desperate attempts from workers to plug the openings, the dam collapsed, killing 19 people and unleashing almost 60 million cubic metres of toxic waste into the surrounding landscape, villages, rivers and eventually the Atlantic Ocean. 

The effects were catastrophic: millions of lives have been affected, rivers contaminated, and livelihoods destroyed. Four years later, the knock-on effects are still ongoing with no end in sight.  

The disaster has been widely recognised as the worst environmental disaster Brazil has ever seen and experts believe it will take decades to reverse the damage caused.  


SPG Law, on behalf of over 200,000 Brazilian individuals and organisations, is fighting for justice, appropriate compensation for the victims and environmental restoration. 




Are you among the victims in the UK born with a birth malformation as a result of Primodos or other Hormone Pregnancy Test (HPT)?  If so, you may be eligible to join our group action and claim compensation.


The most widely used HPT in the UK was Primodos, manufactured by Schering, now Bayer  PLC. Primodos was a hormone-based pregnancy test that consisted of two pills.  It detected pregnancy by inducing a period in a woman who was not pregnant.  Primodos was first made available for sale in the UK in 1956 and was withdrawn from sale in 1978.


Amenorone Forte, manufactured by Roussel, now Sanofi,  was also prescribed by GPs as a HPT.  It acted in much the same was as Primodos except it comprised of 3 tablets to be taken over a 3 day period.


If you were born between 1956 and 1978, your mother took a hormone pregnancy test and you were born with birth defects or malformations then you may be eligible for compensation for your pain and suffering.


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Essure Group Action

An estimated 100,000 women in the UK who were fitted with an Essure implant. Essure, manufactured by Bayer HealthCare, is the only non-surgical permanent form of birth control for women in the UK. Made of a metal coil and plastic PET fibers, the device is known to slice through the uterus and fallopian tubes, migrate into the pelvis or abdomen, and cause allergic and autoimmune reaction to the materials, maiming thousands of women.


Left in crippling pain and facing limited treatment options, many women have had to endure multiple surgeries to remove Essure, a complex procedure that often calls for a total hysterectomy in order to remove the tiny metal fragments that break off from the device. Thousands of women in the UK are coming together with SPG Law to hold Essure's manufacturer to account!


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BA Data Breach

British Airways announced on the 7th September, 2018 that there had been a breach of its security systems leading to more than 380,000 customers like you having their personal data leaked.

This sensitive personal data included full names, debit/credit card numbers (including expiry dates and CVV's), addresses and email addresses. The breach has led to all customers being required to monitor financial transactions on their debit/credit cards and potentially cancel/request re-issuance of their payment cards.

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Claim against vw

This is an important litigation for all UK citizens as it pits the rights of the people against a giant corporation which fraudulently cheated the EU’s emissions testing regime causing over 1 million people to buy vehicles that they otherwise would never have bought and even more importantly, the litigation offers the opportunity to hold Volkswagen to account for the immense damage caused to the environment by their deceit.

Despite continuing to deny liability in the UK, Volkswagen has settled litigation liabilities against it in the United States for tens of billions of dollars.

If you have ever owned or leased a diesel VW, Audi, Skoda or Seat, you may be eligible to claim back up to the entire purchase price of your car.

Your entitlement to claim arises because VW fraudulently cheated the EU's emissions testing regime. VW’s deceitful conduct gives rise to claims in law for damages for fraud, breach of contract, breach of European Law and breaches of consumer credit and protection laws.

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Trans vaginal mesh scandal

Are you among the more than 100,000 women in the UK who were fitted with a transvaginal mesh (TVM) implant between 1 January, 2009 and present? If so, you may be eligible to join our group action and claim compensation.

The TVM plastic, known to erode and disintegrate and slice through organs and vaginal walls, has maimed thousands of women like you, causing debilitating pelvic pain and other complications following surgery to repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or female stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Facing limited treatment options, many women have endured additional surgeries to remove the mesh and repair damaged tissue.

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Up to £7bn is owed to consumers due to flights and holidays which have been cancelled by airlines and tour operators due to the Coronavirus crisis. Whilst some airlines are offering refunds, many others are delaying refunds or, in the most egregious cases of all, point blank refusing refunds.

Amongst those refusing refunds, or failing to give definitive timescales for payment, are Ryanair, KLM, and Air France, all of whom have released clear announcements that they will not be issuing refunds.

Notwithstanding the challenges which the airline industry is facing during the pandemic, airlines must obey consumer protection laws which are in place to protect the customers’ rights and interests.

Whilst suggestions have been made that consumer rights under European Law may be suspended, consumers may still seek full refunds and compensation for distress and inconvenience under the Consumer Rights Act and the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations. These are UK laws and any EU decision will have no impact upon these.

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