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A bit about me

Resolving disputes, whether that ends in litigation or not, enables me to give clients the quickest and best commercial outcome for their business, especially when it involves pensions disputes and regulatory investigations.

I work across the financial services industry, also covering banking and insurance, often with those who are facing investigation by regulators including the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) or the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) and advising on cyber-attacks/data breaches. My clients range from trustees of pension schemes and insurance policyholders to IFAs and securities brokers.

Outside work, I enjoy cycling, sport (especially West Midlands football and cricket) and spending time with my family.

Want to know more?

Always think about what insurance you might have when you face a dispute, or a regulator comes knocking.

Litigation over matters of principle can be expensive and people very quickly forget what they were fighting over in the first place.

It’s almost always better to try and negotiate an early resolution to a dispute with your opponent than going to court; fighting is expensive and can destroy hard won commercial relationships forever.

Will this end up going to trial?

Almost certainly not; we will try to sort it out for you before you even see the court.

How long will it take to sort this out?

We will work as hard as possible to do it quickly, bearing in mind your commercial objectives.

How much will it cost?

There is no denying that litigation can be expensive. But we will be totally transparent with you over costs; we will provide budgets and fixed or capped fees for work wherever we can.

Can I just ignore the regulator?

No! Doing so will make matters very much worse for you in the long run. They can fine you, they can take you to court and they can stop you trading.

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