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Stade de France group claim

We are investigating a group claim legal action on behalf of Liverpool FC fans, and others, who attended the UEFA Champions League final at the Stade de France in Paris on 28 May 2022

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Following the alarming scenes and treatment of fans at the Stade de France on Saturday 28 May 2022, Leigh Day will be investigating potential claims on behalf of ticketholders who attended the Champions League final on Saturday 28 May between Liverpool FC and Real Madrid C.F.

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Register your interest in the claim by completing our short form, or call us today on 0151 305 7297

Could the Stade de France have been better managed, the answer is yes.

Gerald Darmanin, French Interior Minister

It was obviously a failure.

Didier Lallement, Paris Police Chief

We know English fans were not the cause of what happened.

Francois-Noel Buffet, Chairman of Inquiry, French Senate

Eligibility criteria

We believe UEFA have failed to ensure a safe and secure environment for those attending and we are investigating their legal liability to those who suffered physical and/or psychological injuries.

Our eligibility criteria:

  • You held a ticket purchased directly from UEFA, Liverpool F.C or Real Madrid C.F
  • You live in England and Wales
  • You sustained physical and/or psychological injury (‘your injuries’)
  • Your injuries were sustained in or immediately around the Stade de France
  • Your injuries continued upon your return home.

Why choose Leigh Day?

Leigh Day is one of the country's leading law firms with offices in Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester and London. We have specialist expertise in consumer law, travel law and personal injury and we have had the privilege of acting in some of the largest group actions ever taken in the UK.

Confirmation of eligibility

We believe we can help you if you meet all the following criteria:

  • You held a ticket purchased directly from UEFA, Liverpool F.C or Real Madrid C.F
  • You live in England and Wales
  • You sustained physical and/or psychological injury (‘your injuries’)
  • Your injuries were sustained in or immediately around the Stade de France
  • Your injuries continued upon your return home.
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If you would like to register your interest and you feel you satisfy the eligibility criteria, please register your interest here.

We will review the details you have provided and one of the team will be in contact with you shortly on the email address you have provided to request a copy of your ticket confirmation. Please keep an eye out for this email.

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Stade de France FAQs

Leigh Day is investigating a civil claim against UEFA on behalf of those meeting the eligibility criteria.

No. Provided you meet the eligibility criteria we may be able to help. 

Eligibility criteria

  • You held a ticket purchased directly from UEFA, Liverpool F.C or Real Madrid C.F
  • You live in England and Wales
  • You sustained physical and/or psychological injury (‘your injuries’)
  • Your injuries were sustained in or immediately around the Stade de France
  • Your injuries continued upon your return home.

Yes. We believe that the English Court will only be able to hear cases for supporters based in England and Wales.

We support the calls for an independent and transparent investigation to ensure that the shocking events of the day are not repeated. Your self-reports have made a valuable contribution towards holding those responsible to account. However, Leigh Day is looking to secure compensation for those individuals who were victims through a civil claim. If you want to register your interest in a potential civil claim you will need to register your interest here.

We strongly believe that the strength of this claim is in the unity of fans acting together to achieve a common goal. We are therefore proposing the claim is brought as a group claim (sometimes referred to as a class action). This is the most cost-effective way of bringing a group claim.

By joining a group claim you do not lose your voice. Your individual experiences are important to us and will be recognised in any potential claim, but we are only proposing to bring the claim as a group action.

As part of the claim process, we will gather information from each of you about how you have been personally affected. Any potential claim is likely to be subject to French law and at this early stage, we are seeking to recover compensation for the physical and psychological injuries suffered by those attending the match together with any recoverable financial losses.

Commencing a claim in court should always be a last resort. However, the need to take this step is sadly becoming more common. If it is necessary to commence a claim in court, in the interest of fairness and justice, we are proposing that any potential claim should be heard in a court in England.

No.

If the claim is successful (we win) and you are awarded compensation Leigh Day will seek to recover their costs and expenses in bringing the claim on your behalf from the defendant(s). There will not be any deduction from your compensation for our legal fees.

No.

If the claim is unsuccessful (we lose), you will not have to pay our fees or any expenses. The incurred expenses will be covered by the After the Event insurance.

You are in principle personally responsible for fees of third parties (for example, medical experts or treating experts in connection with your injuries) and the defendant’s costs if you are unsuccessful. We are therefore recommending taking out a group insurance policy on behalf of all clients to cover any personal risk in connection with this claim. We will work with you to identify a suitable policy of cover which offers value and protection whilst, most importantly, giving you peace of mind that you are protected.

To register your interest in a potential claim, please complete the online form.

If you have any additional questions, please contact our expert lawyers on the below details:

Complete the online form to register your interest

News

  • Law firm investigating group legal action for LFC fans over Paris chaos Liverpool Echo 3.8.22
  • Fans could take legal action to sue UEFA over Champions League final fiasco Mirror 3.8.22
  • Thousands of Liverpool fans could sue UEFA over Champions League chaos ITV News 3.8.22
  • Law firm investigating potential legal action against UEFA from Liverpool fans Independent 3.8.22
  • Law firm investigating possible legal action against Uefa for Liverpool fans Guardian 3.8.22
  • Law Firm Investigating – Champions League Final, Paris 2022 Spirit of Shankly 3.8.22