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Jamie Smith

Financial Services Professionals

Jamie is regularly instructed in claims involving financial services professionals. This aspect of his professional liability practice has come to the fore in recent years with the rise of litigation involving tax deferment schemes – such as The Bedford Row Litigation and The Innovator Litigation.

Examples of Jamie’s recent work include:

  • The involvement of pension advisers in the equalisation of company pension scheme and as to the definition of pensionable salary in an employer’s scheme.
  • Whether direct-offer advertisements for SCARP products contravened FIMBRA/FSMA guidelines.
  • Claims relating to trading of FOREX derivatives and credit default swap derivatives.
  • FSMA client classification issues.

Jamie has just concluded his involvement in a large, multi-party dispute arising from a failed bank guarantee deposit scheme (where £10m of investors’ funds was lost). There were claims against several IFAs and financial intermediaries.