Independent Financial Advisers (IFAs)

Our expert team acts for financial professionals, insurers and financial institutions. 

We advise on matters involving IFAs, investment and wealth advisers, actuaries, scheme administrators and financial institutions. Our broad experience includes multi-million pound disputes involving multiple parties, cases of alleged wide-scale and systemic mis-selling, FCA investigations and complex issues relating to regulations (such as ICOBS).  We also deal with Financial Ombudsman Service complaints. 

We are able to call upon leading specialist expertise from other practice areas such as banking and finance, insolvency, pensions, tax and trusts.  This provides full service capability which is seldom found elsewhere. 

Our lawyers

Our UK-wide and international network of full service firms enable us to obtain advice and representation for our clients across virtually all jurisdictions. 

Our experience

Examples of our experience include:  

  • A £20m+ group action against a large advisory firm brought by elite professional athletes and sporting personalities arising from investments made in property overseas. 

  • Numerous claims arising from Collective Investment Schemes including claims for breach of fiduciary duty arising from undisclosed commission payments. 

  • A £50m+ group action against an administrator involving over 2,000 investors, with related FCA investigations and claims by the FSCS. 

  • Defending an FOS complaint for losses over £1m involving a Spanish appointed representative of an English firm who gave investment advice to 16 Spanish Nationals. We successfully challenged the complaint on grounds of jurisdiction and the complaints were not upheld. 

  • Multiple claims against the appointed representatives of a financial institution alleging mis-selling of mortgages. 

Our clients

Our clients include accountants, actuaries, auditors, independent financial advisers, trustees, stockbrokers, hedge fund managers, private equity firms and pension fund administrators.
 

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