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Financial Services Claims

Business

We act for businesses as well as the people who create, own and invest in them, building long term relationships with our clients to understand the unique challenges and opportunities they face. Our depth of experience and knowledge is focussed on providing practical advice designed to meet all our clients’ business needs.

Individuals & Families

We understand how important your case is, our experienced teams are on hand to provide practical and effective legal advice. With one of the largest teams of lawyers in North Yorkshire we work for wealthy individuals and their families, trusts and family businesses - your needs are at the heart of what we do.

Property

Our Commercial, Residential and Agricultural Property teams have the expertise to help you deal with the opportunities and challenges of the freehold and leasehold real estate market. We have substantial depth of experience of the property world and its demands which gives us the crucial ability to help you achieve your aims.

Resolving Disputes

Disputes are an unavoidable fact of life, but when they happen it is essential to find a quick, effective and practical solution to the situation. Whether your issues are commercial or business related, family or personal, we have the depth of experience, imagination and expertise to help you solve your problems.

Matthew Hill

Head of Dispute Resolution

Jonathan Mortimer

Consultant Partner

Ervin Shakaj

Trainee Chartered Legal Executive

Although there has been considerable regulation imposed in recent years on financial advisors, we are still instructed on a regular basis by individuals who feel aggrieved at the service they have received from their financial advisors.

There is no doubt that picking a financial investment is a specialist activity and keeping abreast of how your investments are performing in a fast moving economic situation is difficult.  This is why so many individuals place such heavy reliance on their financial adviser.  As such, financial advisors are placed in an important position of trust and confidence to look after investments for their clients which will ultimately have an impact on their lifestyle, when they retire and the future for their children.  In effect, financial advisors are given considerable responsibility with our hard earned money and life decisions.

When things go wrong, it is understandable that investors require answers and may wish to bring claims with the benefit of our expertise.

It may be that a financial advisor has failed to understand your financial situation or your priorities.  Further, that they have incorrectly assessed your willingness to accept risk in your investment strategy or that they have simply made recommendations which were unsuitable for you.

We have acted for numerous clients that have incurred problems with the wrong investments being sold to them, the loss of considerable sums in risky offshore opportunities and what amounts to potentially fraudulent “tax efficient schemes” by way of example.

We have particular experience in assisting clients with bringing a claim via the Financial Ombudsman Service and the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.  Key decisions need to be taken as to whether a claim should be brought through these organisations and whether legal input would help.  If the schemes are not appropriate, we also have expertise in pursuing claims through the County Court and High Court.

Our aim is simple – to put you back in the situation you would have been in had the poor advice or service not been provided so that those key life decisions are unaffected by the financial advisor who has let you and your family down.

If you would like any further information, please contact our litigation solicitors Jonathan Mortimer or Matthew Hill.