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Harcus Parker launches Renault-Nissan emissions claim
Harcus Parker has today announced that it is investigating claims on behalf of owners of Renault and Nissan vehicles which are alleged to have been fitted with defeat devices. This follows the announcement last month that it was investigating claims on behalf of owners of Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Damon Parker has…
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Sophie Clarke writes about the importance of equal pay for supermarket workers who are asked to go above and beyond during the Covid-19 outbreak
Sophie Clarke was published today in The Grocer, a magazine leading coverage of the supermarket and consumables sector. Sophie writes that many leading supermarkets have promised to pay their in-store workers more to reflect the additional responsibilities they have assumed and risks they are taking to serve customers amidst the…
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Olivier Altmeyer and Edward Argles start training at Harcus Parker
Olivier Altmeyer and Edward Argles have started their training contracts with the firm as our first trainees.  They are due to qualify in September 2021. Olivier and Edward were both paralegals in the litigation team at Harcus Sinclair LLP and moved to Harcus Parker when it was founded in 2019. …
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Harcus Parker welcomes new partner Adam Zoubir
Harcus Parker is pleased to announce that Adam Zoubir has joined the firm as a partner. Adam has a broad commercial litigation practice, with a particular emphasis on high value commercial fraud, complex contractual disputes, insolvency and banking and finance matters.  Adam has been selected by Who’s Who Legal: Litigation…
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Mortgage Prisoners in the news
On Thursday 23 January 2020, The Independent wrote about the experience and problems faced by homeowners who have been trapped paying high rates of interest on their mortgage for more than a decade, and who are now fighting back against the lenders by joining the Mortgage Prisoner Litigation with Harcus…
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Festive fundraising
Over December the Harcus Parker team took part in several festive fundraising initiatives. Some members of the team took part in a running challenge in support of Mind charity.  Run Up To Christmas aims to get people active in December and encourage them to talk about mental health, reminding people…
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Damon Parker on the Victoria Derbyshire show
On Wednesday 18th December Damon Parker appeared on the Victoria Derbyshire show on BBC 2 to speak about the mortgage prisoner issue. You can read more about the Victoria Derbyshire show and watch Damon’s interview on the BBC website. Find out more about the Mortgage Prisoner case at www.mortgageprisoners.com or call…
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Quindell claim in the news
Last week, Harcus Parker issued a letter before action in the proposed claim against Watchstone Group plc (formerly Quindell plc). Several news outlets circulated stories about the letter including The Times, the Daily Mail and The Law Society Gazette. The letter before action is the first step in the potential action…
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Equal Pay Claim in the news
Last week the Mirror featured an article about the Tesco claim which included details of the ‘Tesco Equal Pay Map of the UK’ developed by Harcus Sinclair UK Limited. The story was also picked up by the Metro and The Scotsman. We act for Tesco workers through Harcus Sinclair UK…
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Edward Parkes to speak at Banking Litigation and Regulation Forum
Edward is speaking at the Banking and Litigation Forum 2019 in London on 13 June. This Legal Week conference is the annual forum for the world’s leading banking litigators. He will be debating the pros and cons of contingency fee agreements Further information about the conference can be found here:
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Launch of litigation firm Harcus Parker
Damon Parker, formerly the head of the litigation practice at Harcus Sinclair LLP, and one of its founding partners, has today, the 29 April 2019, announced the launch of a new litigation firm: Harcus Parker. Harcus Parker will be a commercial litigation practice which can provide a variety of funding…
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Quindell Shareholder Action
In 2015, Quindell plc shocked the market by announcing that its £107m profit in 2013 had, in fact been, a £64m loss, and that it had lost £375m in the first half of 2014. Harcus Parker has launched a claim against Quindell (since renamed the Watchstone Group) for institutional investors…
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Harcus Parker solicitors participate in First 100 Years project
This March, Jenny Morrissey and Emily Fernando from the Harcus Parker team took part in an important project to create a historical record of women in the law. The First 100 Years project was created to record the progress of women in the law since 1919, when the Sex Disqualification…
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Damon Parker to speak at the Trusts and Estates Forum
Damon is speaking at the Trusts and Estates Litigation Forum 2019 in Girona Spain. This Legal Week conference is the annual forum for the world’s leading trust and estate litigators. He will be discussing litigation funding and debating the pros and cons of obtaining litigation funding for trust disputes. Further…
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Court of Appeal handed down a judgment in the Asda Equal Pay case
In January 2019, the Court of Appeal handed down a judgment in the Asda Equal Pay case on the issue of ‘comparators’ (Asda Stores Ltd v Brierley [2019] EWCA Civ 44). Jennifer Cassidy and Emily Fernando discuss the implications of this case on other equal pay cases which are proceeding…
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Renault-Nissan Emissions Litigation: if you have owned or leased a Renault of Nissan since 2009