HT Legal, a prominent legal firm specialising in financial services claims, is appealing to individuals who have worries about their pension arrangements to step forward and seek assistance.
In response to a significant surge in pension claims throughout the UK, the firm has announced the expansion of its Financial Services Claims team. These claims, commonly referred to as SIPP claims, have shed light on the mismanagement and misconduct of Financial Advisers, SIPP providers, and Fund Managers regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The claims primarily revolve around unsuitable investments such as Harlequin, Store First, The Resort Group, and others, which have resulted in substantial losses for clients, depleting their hard-earned pension funds.
“We strongly encourage anyone who has concerns about their pension investments or the advice they have received to contact us,” stated Tony Carter, Managing Director at HT Legal. “Many individuals may be unaware of their rights or the potential for compensation. Our dedicated team is available to provide a free consultation, either over the phone or online, to determine whether there are grounds for a claim before making any formal commitment.”
While the focus has primarily been on claims against advisers involved in unregulated investments, HT Legal is also dedicating attention to other areas where regulated companies, including financial advisers and pension providers, have treated clients unfairly. Cases range from advising clients to exit highly regarded Defined Benefit Pension Schemes to convincing them to transfer workplace schemes into private pension schemes, often motivated by self-interest to generate fees for the advisers.
Instances of poor advice and excessive charges have permeated the industry, with complaints rising against reputable firms like St James’s Place and Royal Sunlife of Canada. Clients have reported unnecessary transfers and unjustified fees, including payments for services they did not receive, such as annual reviews. Shockingly, many individuals who opted for pension transfers have actually incurred financial losses due to increased charges and underperforming funds.
“At HT Legal, we firmly believe that individuals should not have to tolerate substandard practices or suffer financial losses due to poor advice,” added Tony Carter. “We are committed to utilising the resources of the Financial Ombudsman Service and the Financial Services Compensation Scheme to help our clients obtain the redress or compensation they rightfully deserve.”
To ensure prompt and effective outcomes, HT Legal collaborates with industry experts to navigate the complex landscape of financial services claims, maximising compensation and redress for their clients. The expanded team possesses extensive expertise in handling diverse cases and employs a meticulous approach to every claim.
“Our team works tirelessly to ensure that our clients receive swift and maximised compensation or redress,” noted Tony Carter. “We understand the impact that poor pension advice or mismanagement can have on individuals’ financial futures. Our mission is to provide them with the support, guidance, and legal representation necessary to rectify these injustices.”
HT Legal urges individuals who hold concerns about their pension arrangements to step forward and seek assistance. The firm offers a complimentary consultation via phone or online, enabling prospective claimants to determine whether they have grounds for a claim before making any formal commitment. Furthermore, HT Legal operates on a strictly no-win, no-fee basis, providing clients with peace of mind and a risk-free approach to pursuing their claims.