Mis-sold Investment Claims: Funding and settling a dispute
In the world of investing, individuals entrust their money to financial advisors with the hope of securing a prosperous future. However, not all investment experiences unfold as promised. Many unfortunate individuals find themselves victims of mis-selling, where misleading information, inappropriate financial advice, or hidden risks lead to significant financial losses.
Mis-sold investment claims have become a vital avenue for seeking justice and recovering the funds lost due to unscrupulous practices. These claims provide a lifeline to those who have suffered the consequences of mis-selling.
Mis-sold investment claims can be time-consuming and expensive, but seeking legal representation can help you reach a satisfactory resolution to your dispute. At Annecto Legal, we can put you in touch with solicitors who can help you protect your rights and interests and achieve a positive outcome for your case. We can also assist by helping you to secure litigation funding for your case.
Unfortunately, because of the high costs of legal actions in the UK, we only assist in disputes which are valued at over £250,000, at the absolute minimum. We would like to be able to help on other claims, but we just don’t have access to any products that can assist on smaller matters.
Examples of mis-selling investment disputes
There are various types of disputes that can arise between parties as a result of investment mis-selling. Some of the most common disputes that we see include the following:
- Unsuitable advice: An investor may have been mis-sold an investment product that was not suitable for their financial goals, risk tolerance, or personal circumstances.
- Misrepresentation of high risk investment: In some cases, financial advisors or institutions may have downplayed or failed to disclose the true risks involved with an investment.
- Failure to Disclose Fees and Charges: Financial advisers may have failed to provide transparent information about the fees, commissions, or charges associated with an investment.
- Promoting Unregulated or Non-Standard Investments: Investors may have been persuaded to invest in unregulated collective investment schemes or non-standard investments that lack the necessary oversight and safeguards provided by regulated investments.
- Hidden or Excessive Charges: Investors may have been subjected to hidden or excessive charges within their investment products, reducing their overall returns.
These are just a few examples of mis-sold investment disputes. Each case is unique, and the specific circumstances surrounding the mis-selling can vary widely. It is crucial to seek professional advice and thoroughly examine the details of your individual situation to determine if you are entitled to compensation once you’ve lost money due to mis-selling.
Funding mis-sold investment claims
If you are pursuing an injunction, legal costs can escalate quickly. Therefore, it is crucial that you are aware of the funding options that are available to you. Funding mis-sold investment claims can be complex and will often depend on the circumstances of the case. Listed below are some of the options for funding a claim.
- Conditional fee agreements– Conditional fee agreements (CFAs), also known as ‘no win, no fee agreements’, are a type of funding arrangement that allows individuals to pursue a claim without paying legal fees upfront. Under a no win no fee basis, the law firm agrees to take on the case and only charges a fee if the case is successful. If the case is unsuccessful, the client does not have to pay these legal fees.
- Contingency fee agreement – Some solicitors may offer to take on a case on a contingency fee basis. This means that they will only charge a fee if they are successful in securing a financial settlement or damages. The fee payable to the solicitor is usually a percentage of the amount recovered. If the case is unsuccessful, the law firm will not charge a fee.
- After the event insurance– After the event (ATE) insurance is a type of insurance that can provide cover for legal costs in the event that a case is unsuccessful. This option can be particularly useful in cases where the outcome is uncertain, and the costs of losing a case could be significant. ATE insurance is often used with conditional fee agreements.
- Third party litigation funding– In some cases, third party litigation funders may be willing to provide funding for a case in exchange for a percentage of any financial settlement or damages awarded. This option can be attractive for individuals who cannot afford to pay for legal fees themselves but have a strong case to claim compensation.
How can Annecto Legal assist?
At Annecto Legal, our professional advisors assist clients in finding the right legal guidance and funding for their claim. Having specialist solicitors and being fully funded gives you that strength and forces your opponent to the negotiating table.
If you’ve been mis-sold an investment and are looking to start your claim, please contact us today. We can help find you the right representation, as well as managing your financial risks and sourcing funding for your legal fees.
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* Annecto Legal can only assist on case where the loss is in excess of £100,000, with the exception of data breach claims. If you need assistance on a claim worth over £100,000, please get in touch using our form or the details below:
Annecto Legal Ltd, 106 Kennedy Building, Murray Street, Manchester , M4 6HS
0800 612 6587