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Leigh Day represents Dot Gibson, the General Secretary of the National Pensioners Convention, in her application to bring a class action against Pride Mobility Products Ltd, the largest supplier of mobility scooters in the UK. It will be the first class action in UK history.

Ms Gibson is looking to bring the class action to recover compensation for around 30,000 consumers whom she alleges were overcharged for a Pride scooter as a result of Pride’s breaches of competition law between February 2010 and February 2012.

The claim follows on from a 2014 decision of the Office of Fair Trading that Pride had breached competition law by banning retailers from advertising prices online below Pride’s recommended retail prices for its scooters. Ms Gibson claims this made it harder for consumers to shop around for the best price and caused them to be overcharged.

A dedicated class action website has been set up where you can find out more about the claim:

If you are interested in receiving updates as the class action progresses, please complete our enquiry form to join our email list.

If you don’t have access to email, please call us on 020 3780 0478 so we can register you for updates by post.

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Pensioners angry at 'price fixing' on mobility scooters launch the UK's first class action lawsuit that could open the floodgates for campaigning consumers Mail online 5.3.16 See here.

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