Since the commencement of the Toyota Class Action, Bannister Law Class Actions and Gilbert + Tobin have been acting for the Applicants and on behalf of group members under a co-counsel arrangement. Gilbert + Tobin has been involved in all aspects of the conduct of the class action since that time.
The purpose of this notice is to inform you that the Applicants have terminated their retainer with Bannister Law Class Actions and retained Gilbert + Tobin to solely act for them and on behalf of group members in the class action.
This means that Gilbert + Tobin has replaced Bannister Law Class Actions as solicitors on record in the Toyota Class Action and will continue to run the case on behalf of the Applicants and group members.
Bannister Law Class Actions has ceased to be the solicitors on the record in the Toyota class action and will no longer be involved in the conduct of the case. A termination notice from Bannister Law Class Actions has been sent to group members who have previously signed retainer agreements with Bannister Law Class Actions. A copy of the termination notice can be found here.
Importantly, the change of solicitors does not impact:
- your status as a group member;
- your entitlement to compensation if money compensation is recovered from Toyota; or
- the progress of the Toyota Class Action, which is listed for an initial trial commencing on 29 November 2021.
The change of solicitors does not impact the funding of the Toyota Class Action by Balance Legal Capital. Balance is continuing to fund the Toyota class action.
Where can I get further information?
We encourage you to explore this website. Otherwise, you may contact Gilbert + Tobin on 1300 487 602 if you have any questions about or wish to obtain further information about the matters set out in this notice or about the case generally.