Victory for Financial Adviser ends legal uncertainty relating to Financial Ombudsman Service awards.

Clark & Clark v In Focus
14 February 2014 

The Court of Appeal today handed down judgment in the case of Clark & Clark v In Focus(1).  Reversing the first instance decision, the Court held that it is not possible to collect an award from the Financial Ombudsman Service (“FOS”) and then litigate the same matter in court, upholding our first instance decision in Andrews v SBJ Benefit Consultants Ltd(2).   

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Harriet Quiney

Partner - Team Leader – Professional Liability & Marine

I work in the Professional Indemnity team specialising in financial services, pensions and emerging risks.