21/03/2017 Group Litigation Order is approved – next step for the campaign


The High Court have now issued the Group Litigation Order, with a deadline of 26 July 2017 for Post Office workers to register a claim and join the Group Action. The details of the Order are below, please contact us if you or anyone you know has been affected and could be entitled to join the Group.

The Post Office Group Litigation 
Date of Order: 21 March 2017
Judge: TBC
Court: High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division
Managing Court: The Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court at the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London WC2A 2LL
Lead Solicitors: Freeths LLP of Floor 3, 100 Wellington Street, Leeds, LS1 4LT

Defining Issues

1. This Group Litigation Order (“GLO”) applies to all claims (hereinafter “the Claims”) made against Post Office Limited by Claimants:

a. who claim to have suffered losses as a result of Post Office Limited having:

1. Inappropriately attributed to them and/or inappropriately recovered alleged shortfalls in branch accounts from them;
2. suspended them, terminated or induced their resignation from their appointments or engagements, for a reason related to inappropriately alleged shortfalls in their branch accounts;
3. pursued civil or bankruptcy proceedings, criminal prosecutions and/or restraint applications against them for a reason related to inappropriately alleged shortfalls, and/or;
4. sought to do any of the foregoing for a reason related to inappropriately alleged shortfalls in their branch’s accounts; and

b.whose claims gives rise to one or more of the GLO Issues in Schedule 1.

1. These Claims shall constitute and shall be known as “The Post Office Group Litigation” and are to be conducted in accordance with the terms of this GLO and any subsequent orders. The parties to these claims are bound by the orders of the court made in relation to The Post Office Group Litigation.



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