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Energy Crisis

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A global surge in wholesale power and gas prices has shocked the world, this could see major energy companies go bust. Many households may be looking to switch to a new energy supplier on a cheaper tariff, however, please be aware of the hidden commissions...

Cold calling leads to unsuitable investment

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Our client was wrongly advised by St Pauls Marketing Limited (an Appointed Representative of Alexander David Securities Limited) to transfer her pension to a self-invested personal pension (SIPP) and invest in an unsuitable investment. Our client was cold...

Negligent advice provided by IFA to transfer investments into Dolphin/SIPP

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David Smith, Legal Executive at Smooth Commercial Law has been dealing with a case for over a year for a client who was wrongly advised on their pension investments. Negligent advice was provided by an IFA to our client to instruct them to transfer their...

Victories for BI claims this month

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We’ve been celebrating some victories for clients this month with an end to some quite protracted negotiations with insurers and their agents on our client’s BI claims. Louise Burns-Lunt our in-house chartered accountant has been handling the...

FSCS appeal upheld for Dolphin Trust investors

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Our clients invested into Dolphin Trust, later known as German Property Group, in 2017. They did so by purchasing a loan note for £20,000.00 following advice from Active Wealth (UK) Limited.  The Dolphin Trust, now known as The German...

Landlords Beware: Tenancy Deposit Schemes, Retaliatory Evictions and changes to Section 21 Notices

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The Deregulation Act 2015 (the “Act”) received Royal Assent on the 26 March 2015 and amended provisions in both the Housing Act 1988 (“HA 1988”) and the Housing Act 2004 (“HA 2004”).   The Act introduced a number of...

New Forms for Requesting a Warrant following a Suspended Possession Order

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The recent Court of Appeal decision in the case of Cardiff County Council v Lee held that the Court's permission is required to issue a warrant for possession on a Suspended Possession Order ('SPO'). Previous process to request a warrant ...

How to maximise your return on unpaid invoices

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According to Zurich's latest SME Risk Index, over half of Britain's SMEs have problems with late payment, with £225bn in unpaid invoices . These figures highlight the common problem of late payment. Unpaid invoices can have severe...