Long running legal battle in construction industry ends

Final settlement has been reached between three unions and several construction firms which brings to an end the long-running and highly publicised Construction Industry Vetting Information Group Litigation. The case was recently highlighted by the Lawyer as one of the cases to watch in their annual feature recognising the most high-value and talked-about disputes for the upcoming year. Claims had been brought by over 700 individual construction workers.

The 11-week trial of 17 test cases was due to begin in the High Court on 9 May and involved allegations of conspiracy, defamation, breach of confidence, misuse of private information and breach of the Data Protection Act 1998.

Chris Stone was the lead junior on the legal team instructed by Macfarlanes LLP to represent a number of construction firms. Bayo Randle was also instructed on this case, along with counsel from One Essex Court and One Brick Court.

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