Justin Gutmann represents the passengers bringing the legal cases against the South Western, Southeastern, Thameslink, Southern, Great Northern and Gatwick Express rail operators. He is aiming to ensure that the train companies have to pay back the money which they earned from passengers paying twice for part of their journeys.
Mr Gutmann has a wealth of experience working in the consumer rights sphere and he has strong expertise in the transport sector. He has spent a large part of his professional life dedicated to consumer welfare, public policy and market research.
His final job prior to retirement was as Head of Research and Insight at Citizens Advice. This followed his tenure as Head of Research and Insight at Consumer Focus, the UK’s statutory consumer champion.
Mr Gutmann also spent eight years working for London Underground as a Market Planning Manager.
Mr Gutmann has jointly instructed law firms Charles Lyndon and Hausfeld to act for him in seeking redress on behalf of rail passengers who have been overcharged by the SW/SE and the TSGN rail franchise companies.
Charles Lyndon is a boutique litigation firm with expertise in competition law. Charles Lyndon has extensive experience of the UK collective action regime gained in building this claim and other similar actions. Charles Lyndon also has a number of group actions in the High Court relating to the emissions scandal.
Hausfeld is a leading specialist law firm known for its expertise in competition litigation. Hausfeld’s lawyers have pioneered the private enforcement of competition law in Europe and have extensive experience working on collective actions on behalf of consumers and businesses.