I specialise in claims and regulatory investigations involving financial professionals, including financial advisers, mortgage and insurance brokers, accountants, tax advisers, actuaries and pension benefits consultants.
I have recently been instructed on several multi-million pound actions relating to failures to equalise pension schemes and amend pension benefits. I am also instructed on numerous claims involving failed tax saving schemes. I acted for a group of financial advisers over the sale of “Keydata” products and provided coverage advice on a mortgage broker’s case listed by The Lawyer as one of the Top 20 Cases of 2012.
I represented the successful defendant in the leading case of Andrews v SBJ Benefit Consultants Ltd , which clarified complainants’ rights relating to the acceptance of FOS awards. I recently acted for accountants in a claim about their alleged failure to identify a large fraud while auditing a charity.
I have substantial regulatory experience, acting for a wide range of professionals before disciplinary bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Taxation, the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries and ACCA. I act for financial advisers in FCA enforcements and advise on insurance and other issues arising from FCA mandated Past Business Reviews.
I lecture on professional indemnity and regulatory issues relating to retail financial services. I co-wrote the chapter on Financial Advisers for Professional Indemnity Insurance: Case Law, Regulation and Practice published by the Insurance Institute of London in 2010.
Chambers 2016 says I am “indomitable when it comes to dealing with difficult opponents” and “very meticulous and approachable”. The Legal 500 2016 says I am “quick”, “commercial” and “give sound advice”.