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Shazia Yamin


Shazia specialises in large-scale product liability litigation on behalf of consumers

Consumer law Diesel emissions claims Group claims

Shazia Yamin is a partner in the international and group litigation department and specialises in large-scale product liability litigation. She is a litigator with over 10 years’ experience and has particular expertise in consumer group actions.

Shazia joined the firm as an assistant solicitor in 2015 and became a partner in April 2021.


Shazia Yamin is an exceptionally gifted and hard-working lawyer. Her papers are always meticulously prepared down to the finest detail, and she is also is a brilliant lateral thinker who offers innovative solutions to legal problems. A joy to work with.

Legal 500 2024

Legal expertise

Shazia was one of two partners leading the Volkswagen NOx Emissions Group Litigation, which was a group action brought on behalf of over 90,000 vehicle owners following allegations of emissions test cheating in diesel vehicles.

The case was resolved in May 2022 following an out of court settlement which resulted in a payment of £193m being made to the claimants.

She is leading a further group action against the Volkswagen Group following allegations of emissions cheating in vehicles with later engine models and has also worked on a similar claim against Mercedes-Benz.

What our clients say

The company Leigh Day have been very informative, clear and helpful in this national matter against VW on false emissions claim. We are delighted with the total service over these 7 years to a satisfactory outcome.

Isabel Rodway via Trustpilot

Read Shazia's blogs

  • Group Litigation Orders in consumer group litigation: the renewed case for reform 21.10.22
  • What’s in the Queen’s Speech 2022 for consumers, and what’s missing? 12.5.22
  • Consumer group actions: a vital pathway to corporate accountability 7.7.21

Shazia in the news

What the directories say

Shazia is very pragmatic, which helps her cut through complexities and the difficulties, especially in a huge piece of litigation. She sees everything through the lens of her clients and is absolutely exceptional.

Chambers and partners 2024

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Lawyers representing Volkswagen and Mercedes diesel owners welcome German court ruling

The law firm Leigh Day, which represents thousands of UK car owners involved in so-called ‘dieselgate’ emissions claims, has welcomed a court ruling in Germany that manufacturers should pay compensation to owners of vehicles fitted with illegal emissions controlling devices.

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Group Litigation Orders in consumer group litigation: the renewed case for reform

Partner Shazia Yamin, who led on the first Volkswagen emissions group action, and solicitor Claire Powell, discuss the need for reform in consumer group litigation and consider how different procedural mechanisms in other jurisdictions operate.

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What’s in the Queen’s Speech 2022 for consumers, and what’s missing?

Our consumer and competition law specialists join forces to discuss the positives for consumers included within this year’s Queen’s Speech, where new measures don’t go far enough and what we think is still lacking.

What our clients say

You took on the VW organisation over the diesel emissions scandal, and won a convincing victory in our British legal system. I’ve received my financial award resulting from the case, for which I sincerely thank you.

Tim via Trustpilot