Financial Services Professionals
Claims against financial services professionals require not only a firm grasp of common law principles, but also close attention to the regulatory context (which may itself require a quasi-archaeological exploration of the relevant legislative history). Charles is numerate and seeks always to turn his familiarity with technical detail to his clients’ advantage. Cases in which he has recently been instructed include:
- claims by private investors in respect of the mis-selling of derivative instruments;
- the defence of a claim by individuals alleging negligent pensions advice (Williams v Lishman Sidwell Campbell & Price  PNLR 25);
- the defence of a claim alleging negligent advice in relation to a collective investment scheme;
- the defence by a Channel Islands company administrator of a claim by liquidators alleging negligent and/or improper conduct resulting in the loss of several million pounds;
- a claim by investors against fund managers alleging negligent investment advice;
- the defence by a life assurance company of multi-party litigation brought by numerous overseas investors.