There is an agreement between every student and their university. The student agrees to pay tuition fees, and the university agrees to provide teaching, access to facilities and other services as set out in the course prospectus and promotional materials.
In 2018, 2019 and 2020 universities breached that agreement when classes were cancelled due to strike action. In 2020 and 2021 universities breached the agreement again by cancelling classes or moving them online due to COVID-19, and severely restricted access to libraries and other facilities.
Students can claim financial compensation for these breaches of agreement. The best way of them to achieve this is as a group, in a collective court claim.
Click here to join the group at your university.
Trevor has been recognised for many years as one of the UK’s leading litigation lawyers. Chambers and Legal 500 refer to him as a “brilliant litigator” having a “heavyweight reputation”; being “innovative” and “able to find creative solutions”, and “a leader in his field”. He has been shortlisted as Litigator of the Year and highly ranked in the international directories for almost two decades, most recently top tier for international litigation EMEA. Trevor was educated at Oxford University, where he received an open scholarship. He qualified as a UK solicitor in 1984 and holds Higher Rights of Audience. Prior to establishing Asserson, Trevor worked at Herbert Smith, Europe’s leading litigation firm, and subsequently as Global Head of International Litigation at Bird & Bird, one of Europe’s largest multi-national firms.
Shimon specialises in dispute resolution work. He advises clients on commercial litigation and arbitration and public law claims, including judicial review and Human Rights Act claims. Shimon qualified as a solicitor in 2013 and holds Higher Rights of Audience. He has particular expertise in public law litigation in the energy and renewables sector, and it was as a result of his work, including a claim which successfully won £60m from the UK Government for a group of solar energy companies, that Asserson was shortlisted for “Law Firm of the Year” at the BusinessGreen Leaders Awards 2015. Shimon was shortlisted as Junior Lawyer of the Year 2018 in the Law Society’s Excellence Awards, and won the prize for Rising Star of the Year at the Modern Law Awards 2019.
Francesca is a business development manager at Asserson responsible for client care on the group claims. If you have a question about the claims, please email Francesca@studentgroupclaim.co.uk.
Rachel is a trainee solicitor at Asserson who is assisting with the student group claim.
Avital is a paralegal at Asserson specialising in dispute resolution work, and currently dedicated full-time to the student group claim.