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If you have spent money in the App Store you may automatically be included in Dr Kent’s collective claim against Apple. This website has been created to offer details.
Apple has allegedly breached UK competition law by excluding competition and/or charging an unfair and excessive level of commission - usually as much as 30% - on purchases of paid apps and in-app purchases of digital content, services and subscriptions in the App Store.FAQs
If you (or your business) have purchased an app or in-app digital content in the App Store on your iPhone or iPad since 1 October 2015 you (or your business) may be eligible for compensation.
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Dr Rachael Kent, a lecturer in Digital Economy and Society at King’s College London, dedicates her professional life to researching consumers’ interaction with digital platforms and apps, including in relation to issues around the cost of paid apps and in-app purchases. Her research focusses on how digital platforms and apps impact society, consumer behaviour and welfare. She previously worked for the consumer complaints organisation, Resolver.
Passionate about representing the welfare and rights of consumers, she has been authorised by the Competition Appeal Tribunal to represent all members of the public (including businesses) who may have been overcharged by Apple in the App Store. If successful, every member of the class may be entitled to compensation.
Dr Kent has instructed the law firm Hausfeld & Co. LLP to represent her in the claim. Hausfeld is a leading international law firm specialising in competition law, with significant expertise in all aspects of collective redress and group claims.
Vannin Capital, a commercial litigation funder, has agreed to finance the claim.
Dr Kent’s application for a Collective Proceedings Order was granted by the Competition Appeal Tribunal on 5 May 2022. This means that Dr Kent’s claim (or part of it) will proceed to trial, unless it is settled beforehand, on behalf of the class.
5 January 2022
Technology giant Apple has lost a bid to reveal a proposed representative claimant’s after-the-event insurance premiums, with the Competition Appeal Tribunal ruling that disclosure would provide an ‘unfair tactical advantage’ by revealing the insurers’ assessment of risk.
12 December 2021
Millions of Apple customers in the UK have been overcharged by the tech giant and should share in up to £1.5billion of compensation, the High Court will hear this week.
14 June 2021
Dr Rachael Kent has filed a collective legal claim against Apple in the hope of compensating millions of iPhone and iPad users in the UK