We take on projects we believe in. The firm’s partners have fought for the rights of consumers, pensioners, shareholders and the victims of financial misselling.
Commercial Card Class Action
We are launching a class action lawsuit against Mastercard and Visa on behalf of businesses accepting payments using UK corporate cards, and credit and debit cards from overseas visitors. We say that transaction fees set by Mastercard and Visa are unlawful and that businesses should be compensated.Find out more
Closet Trackers Litigation
We are investigating claims on behalf of investors who have been overcharged for investing in alleged “closet tracker” funds.Find out more
We act for investors in their claim against Link Fund Solutions for their failure to manage the Woodford Equity Income Fund prudently. If you hold or have held shares in the LF Equity Income Fund (formerly the LF Woodford Equity Income Fund) either directly, through an intermediary or in your SIPP, you may be entitled to claim for compensation.Find out more
Mortgage Prisoner Litigation
We act for thousands of homeowners who have mortgages with lenders which do not offer competitive mortgage products and who have been trapped paying high rates of interest on their mortgages. If we are successful, borrowers would be entitled to compensation for the excessive amount of interest they have paid.Find out more
Despite 40 years of equal pay legislation, there is still an ingrained belief that so-called women’s work is worth less than men’s. We act for several thousand supermarket staff in their claim against Tesco for equal pay.Find out more
We act for motorists who unknowingly bought ex-rental and ex-fleet vehicles sold into the second-hand car market, generally through manufacturers’ Approved Used schemes.Find out more
Foxtons Data Investigation
We are investigating potential compensation claims by customers of Foxtons Group in relation to a malware attack in October 2020 on Alexander Hall, Foxtons’ mortgage broking business. A significant amount of personal data was stolen. It has been alleged in the media that the data included financial information, and that it is accessible on the Dark Web. Anybody who was a Foxtons customer who dealt with Alexander Hall on or before October 2020 can apply to join the investigation.Find out more
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Our previous financial group litigation projects have included:
Lloyds / HBOS
We acted for shareholders in their claim against Lloyds Banking Group and some of its former directors for breaches of fiduciary duty arising from Lloyds’s acquisition of HBOS at the height of the financial crisis in 2008.
ARCH CRU GROUP LITIGATION
Claim on behalf of approximately 1,100 clients against the ACD of the CF Arch cru OEICs. The Arch cru funds, valued at £363m, were suspended in 2009, after it was discovered that the vast majority of the sub-funds’ portfolios consisted of conflict-laden and illiquid investments in cell companies incorporated in Guernsey and listed on the Channel Islands Stock Exchange.
TOWER / UKFS
Multimillion-pound claim against the managers and operators of ’double-dipping’ film investment schemes designed to shelter income and capital gains tax by taking advantage of s.42 Finance (No.2) Act 1992. We acted for a large group of investors who argued they had been misled about the schemes’ nature and risk profile.
TAKE FILM SCHEMES
Action on behalf of investors in the Take film scheme series, which sought to take advantage of tax incentives on British qualifying films. The claimants alleged that the scheme was implemented in a manner that was inconsistent with the promotional literature, and that the scheme was sold despite the operators knowing that it was bound to fail.
Claim on behalf of investors relating to mis-sold investments in commercial property sites situated in ‘enterprise zones’ (designated areas into which the Government encouraged investment by offering tax relief for investors).
EVOLUTION FILMS GROUP LITIGATION
Claim on behalf of the subscribers to a ‘production’ film partnership scheme, the structure of which was such that it could never have generated the investment returns or tax relief claimed.
FIRE CONTROL CENTRES
Claim for losses incurred by investors in a tax-driven investment scheme which invested in a network of control centres through which it was proposed to run the country’s emergency fire response.