Have you spent money in the Google Play Store?
If so, you may be entitled to compensation.

What is this website for?

If you have spent money in the Google Play Store you may automatically be included in Liz Coll’s proposed collective claim against Google. This website has been created to offer details.

The claim

We claim Google has breached 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 Google Play Store.

What does this mean for you?

If you have purchased an app or in-app digital content, services or subscriptions in the Google Play Store on your Android smartphone or tablet since 1 October 2015 you may be eligible for compensation.

You can get involved by staying up to date with the claim:

About Us

Liz Coll

Liz Coll

Liz is a consumer tech policy expert with over twelve years’ experience of campaigning for consumers rights online. At Citizens Advice and Consumer Focus she led work on critical issues for consumers in the digital world like data privacy, smart home devices and online reviews. She went on to establish a global digital programme at Consumers International, where she led advocacy and research into e-commerce, consumer internet of things, AI, data privacy and the impact of platforms on consumers’ access to choice, redress and fair treatment. She has represented consumer interests at national and global policy forums including the OECD and the G20. As an independent consultant, she works with international policy makers, consumer groups and standards setters, sits on EU technology standards committees and is a strategic advisor to the UK’s Consumer and Public Interest Network.

Passionate about creating a safe and fair digital world where consumers come first, Liz is applying to the Competition Appeal Tribunal to bring a claim on behalf of consumers who may have been overcharged in the Google Play Store.

Represented Claimants

Click the button below to keep updated on all developments in the case – you don’t need to do anything else at this stage.

Stay Up To Date

Liz Coll proposes to represent all persons who purchased for themselves or on someone else’s behalf an app or digital content, services, or subscriptions within an app in the UK version of the Google Play Store since 1 October 2015 from an Android smartphone or tablet on which the Google Play Store was pre-installed.

To understand if you could be included in the claim, answer these questions:

  • Have you spent anything in the Google Play Store since 1 October 2015?
  • Were you using an Android smartphone or tablet on which the Google Play Store was pre-installed?
  • Were you using the UK Version of the Google Play Store?
  • Were you living in the UK at the time or do you live in the UK now?

If your answer to each question is YES then you may be included in Liz Coll’s claim and you should click the 'Stay Up To Date' button to make sure you are notified of all developments.

Hausfeld Liz Coll 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 Vannin Capital, a commercial litigation funder, has agreed to finance Liz Coll's claim.

Latest News

Ms Coll’s application for a Collective Proceedings Order, which is no longer contested by Google, is due to be heard by the Competition Appeal Tribunal on the morning of 18 July 2022. During the hearing, the Tribunal will hear arguments from Ms Coll’s Counsel team as to why Ms Coll should be authorised to act as the class representative and why the claims Ms Coll is bringing should proceed as collective proceedings on behalf of the proposed class. The hearing will take place at the Competition Appeal Tribunal, Salisbury Square House, 8 Salisbury Square, London EC4Y 8AP. The hearing may also be followed online via the Tribunal’s website (a “Watch now” link to view the hearing will appear on the hearing date under the Diary list on the following pages: www.catribunal.org.uk and www.catribunal.org.uk/diary).

Financial Mail

12 December 2021

Apple faces landmark legal claim that could pay out to millions: Rip-off that adds 30% to price of smartphone apps

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.

Daily Express

30 July 2021

Google may owe millions of Android users money... are YOU one of them?

MILLIONS of Android owners could enjoy a big payout from Google provided a new lawsuit, which argues that the firm's Play Store is charging excessive amounts for its services, proves successful.

The Economic Times

30 July 2021

Google sued in UK for overcharging millions of users

Alphabet Inc.'s Google faces a London suit over claims it overcharged nearly 20 million U.K. customers for app store purchases, just a month after it was sued in a similar US case.