Negligence Claims Against Financial Advisers

Making a financial adviser negligence claim

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Independent financial advisers (IFAs) and financial consultants owe a duty of care to act with a reasonable degree of skill and competence, having regard to the standards within the financial services sector and the statutory framework they operate within.

As with most other professional negligence claims, a financial adviser’s negligence is likely to be fact dependent. If, for instance, the negligence claim is based on an allegation of bad investment we will need to examine whether the financial product was the right one for you. What assurance did the IFA or financial consultant give you? Did they look at other suitable options or comparable products? Did the financial adviser consider your attitude to risk? All these questions are likely to be relevant to asking the question “Was the financial adviser negligent?”

Financial adviser negligence claims often call for a consideration of the regulator’s Code of Practice. The financial services’ regulators require financial advisers to abide by a Code of Practice that requires the IFA to give clear advice of fees and charges, for instance, or undertake a financial fact find.

Failure to comply with the Code could render the IFA negligent and liable to pay compensation for any losses incurred as a result.

We deal with negligence claims against IFAs and financial consultants on a No Win, No Fee basis. If you think you have an IFA negligence claim and would like to know where you stand, call us now for a FREE case assessment on 0333 888 0403. If you prefer to deal by email you can send us details of your claim at [email protected]

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This website has been in operation for more than 20 years, making it one of the longest established professional negligence resources available on the internet.

It is run by Slee Blackwell Solicitors LLP, an award-winning firm of solicitors specialising in professional negligence law. We have been awarded Lexcel accreditation by The Law Society for excellence in client care and the firm is included in the independent guide to the legal profession, The Legal 500.

We exclusively represent claimants and provide a nationwide service throughout England and Wales. We are usually able to offer No Win, No Fee funding where the prospects of success are good, and the value of the compensation claim exceeds £25,000.

A member of our specialist team will be happy to provide you with a free assessment of your case. Simply contact us by phone or email.

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Unfortunately, we are no longer able to offer No Win, No Fee funding for claims valued below £25,000. However, we can assist with these claims if you have legal expenses insurance and or would like to set an initial fee limit on a privately funded basis.