News and Resources

SIPP Mis-selling: Unmasking a Flawed Business Model

20 / 9 / 2018

Susanne Muth considers the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chambers) decision in Burns v the Financial Conduct Authority [2018] UKUT 246 (TCC), in which the Tribunal endorsed the FCA’s assessment that the business model operated by the TailorMade brand (and substantially replicated by many other IFA firms) was fundamentally flawed. You can download Susanne’s case analysis here.

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SMEs and Banks: Balancing the Scales

17 / 9 / 2018

David McIlroy considers the implications of the FCA’s announcement that it does not have the power to take action against the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) for the failures of its Global Restructuring Group (GRG) department. He analyses potential reforms to the law that could give additional protections to small businesses in their dealings with […]

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Case Analysis: FCA Validation Orders and Consumer Detriment

14 / 9 / 2018

Susanne Muth has considered the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chambers) decision in Plaxedes Chickombe and 44 others v Financial Conduct Authority [2018] UKUT 258 (TCC). You can download the document here.

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Ruhi Sethi-Smith writes in CLAN Newsletter

14 / 1 / 2018

The activities of the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Global Restructuring Group (“RBS GRG”) have been subject to widespread criticism in the media. The headlines have been welcome for affected customers and unpalatable for RBS. But what does it mean for your business?

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Ruhi Sethi-Smith writes in CLAN Newsletter

26 / 4 / 2017

Ruhi Sethi-Smith has written the editorial for this month’s Commercial Litigation Association Newsletter, looking at the duty to act in good faith in commercial contracts. Click here to download the newsletter.

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Holmcroft Properties

1 / 6 / 2016

It is a virtue of English contract law that in litigation it produces outcomes in line with commercial expectations. For this reason, Lloyd Maynard considers dissatisfied customers within the FCA Redress Scheme are unlikely to have a claim for breach of contract. Find out why, as Lloyd addresses Mitting J’s hypothetical question raised in the […]

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