Financial advisers – referred to as IFAs or independent financial advisers – often get a bad press because of mis-selling scandals such as PPI (payment protection insurance).
In order to make a claim against an IFA for professional negligence, it is necessary to prove that a financial loss has been incurred as a result of the advice given. However, in some cases, an IFA may claim that they merely supplied information, rather than advice.
Because of the potential difficulties in proving a financial loss was due to the actions of an IFA, it is necessary to seek expert legal advice from a specialist financial litigation solicitor, who can review the client file and any correspondence or agreements with the IFA to pinpoint negligent advice.
Duncan Lewis financial litigation solicitors can advise at any stage of a claim for professional negligence against financial advisers, including claims involving:
IFAs may also be guilty of professional negligence if they fail to disclose to a client any connection with a company whose products they recommend – or fail to ask a client relevant questions to help them assess which would be the best financial product for their requirements.
In some cases, insurance may also be sold with a financial product which is worthless – for example, an insurance policy which would not cover a self-employed client.
Duncan Lewis litigation solicitors can thoroughly review a case involving financial advisers’ professional negligence and advise on the best way forward.
Poor or incorrect financial advice can wreck lives and finances – taking legal advice at an early stage can help prevent the situation from deteriorating further.
For expert legal advice on Financial Advisers Professional Negligence Claims, call Duncan Lewis Financial Litigation Solicitors on 0333 772 0409.