Dot Gibson, the General Secretary of the National Pensioners Convention, has applied to bring the UK’s first class action under the new Consumer Rights Act against Pride Mobility Products Ltd, the UK’s largest supplier of mobility scooters. She is seeking compensation for around 30,000 consumers whom she alleges were overcharged for a Pride scooter between 1 February 2010 and 29 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 price. Ms Gibson claims this made it harder for consumers to shop around for the best price and caused them to be overcharged by as much as £200 including interest.
The Competition Appeal Tribunal is holding a hearing on 12-13 December 2016 to consider whether to make a collective proceedings order allowing the class action to proceed. Anyone who wishes to object to Ms Gibson bringing the action has until 4pm on 11 November 2016 to write to the Tribunal to register their objection.
We encourage anyone who bought a Pride scooter in 2010-2012 to register for updates about the case here. If you have any questions, please contact our solicitors Leigh Day at or by phoning 020 3780 0478.