Launch of Pension Legal Solutions

Claire Collinson Legal have launched a new and unique scheme called Pensions Legal Solutions aimed at providing specialist legal advice and representation at an affordable cost for consumers who have been affected by the proliferation of poor advice and lack of consumer protection in the pensions sector leading to the loss of valuable pension benefits for individuals built up over many years. Many people have valid claims or complaints to make but working out who […]

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Rankings and Awards

We are proud to announce that Claire Collinson Legal has again been recognised as a leading firm for Dispute Resolution by both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. Claire Collinson has been shortlisted, along with only 7 other individual solicitors nationwide, as the UK Dispute Resolution solicitor of the year 2019 in the Legal 500 awards. The winner will be announced in January 2019. The shortlists and award winners are based solely on the in-depth […]

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Proposed Extensions to FOS Jurisdiction

The FCA has recently announced major proposed extensions to the jurisdiction of the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) which are of importance to SME businesses and consumers with higher value claims. At present the FOS has to power to award only £150,000 compensation. It can recommend that more is paid but a financial services business against whom an award is made can chose not to pay more than £150,000. Since the costs rules relating to litigation […]

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Complaints or problems with transfer of benefits from a final salary or defined benefits scheme 2018

Since our last news report on the mis-selling of SIPP pension investments in December 2017, there has been renewed and deepening criticism over the practices of pension and investment advice providers and their introducers. The spotlight is now placed on potentially unsuitable advice by IFA’s to defined benefit scheme members, on transfer of their pension savings out of these valuable schemes to much more risky investments. Transfers out of defined benefit schemes have grown in […]

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