OH Parsons LLP a law firm acting on behalf of construction union UCATT and its members announces it has secured compensation for 156 blacklisted workers of just under a total of £8.9 million, approximately £57,000 on average per claimant. This brings the blacklisting litigation to an end.

The UK Construction Industry has been involved in the notorious ‘Blacklisting’ scandal – one of the biggest in UK history.

OH Parsons LLP has a dedicated ‘Blacklisting’ team headed up by Spencer Wood, Senior Partner that secured this result for its clients.

The litigation began apparent after the activities of the Consulting Association were exposed following a raid by the Information Commissioner in 2009. Construction companies included Balfour Beatty, Carillion, Costain, Kier and Laing O’Rourke.

Spencer Wood, Senior Partner at OH Parsons LLP said, “I’m proud that OH Parsons have acted on behalf of these 156 members to fight the terrible injustice in blacklisting by these large construction companies. I hope the admissions of guilt and award compensation goes someway to address the wrongs they have suffered throughout their working lives.”

Brian Rye, Acting General Secretary of construction union UCATT, said: “The compensation won on behalf of our members is a massive victory for justice. However no amount of compensation can replace the hurt and damage our members suffered by having their lives ruined by blacklisters.”

A formal statement in open court is to be read out at a High Court hearing on Wednesday 11th May when the construction companies will make public their formal apologies through their legal team.


Notes to Editor:

OH Parsons have a national reputation in personal injury, clinical negligence and employment law.
The firm has been established since 1946. They have years of successful experience in pursuing claims against large corporate organisations such as British Airways, Carlsberg UK Limited, Laing O’Rourke, Persimmon Homes, Gate Gourmet, Kuehne & Nagel Drinks Logistics Limited.

With offices in London and Mansfield, Slough is their third new office and Headquarters.

Spencer Wood is the Senior Partner and Head of the Employment Department. He has over 30 years’ experience within the legal industry.

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