Jamie Magill worked as a legal contractor before establishing JCLM. After years of working for big law firms and commercial banks it was refreshing to do something different. These were the days before IR35 became so topical for those engaged in the private sector when individuals typically worked through a Personal Services Company (PSC) and were allowed to determine their own tax status: quite often the contractor would declare they were “outside” IR35 meaning that their client or hirer did not need to deduct tax or NI from the fees paid to them.
So what did you do with all that tax free salary and dividends? Perhaps you invested in a second home? Or a speculative property abroad sold as a Collective Investment Scheme by the likes of Harlequin: which has now gone bust with zero assets. Maybe you invested in financial assets such as equities or investments bonds instead which have bombed leaving you out of pocket. JCLM will be able to ascertain- given your stated preferences and attitude to risk- whether you were given bad advice by any IFA you retained and whether sufficient due diligence was carried out by them in accordance with FCA Rules and Principles for Business.
Or maybe that Student Loan is annoying you? Not a fan of the European Super League? Think it’s an anti-competitive monopoly? We agree but what about Student Loans? The only show in town for student finance: and an expensive and overrated show at that. Interest rates applicable to Plan 2 loans (those entered into after 2012) increased to 5.6% in September 2020 at a time when the Base Rate was 0.1% and mortgages were available at 1%. You expect to be kebab and beer skint at University but 10 years later?
JCLM have experience in dealing with complaints against Student Loan companies and requiring them to address compensation for inadequately sold loans.
I engaged with Jamie to assist me with my dispute. Matters had become circular and it felt as though I was becoming a little out of my depth with a legal process appearing inevitable. Jamie unselfishly encouraged me to keep dialogue going and armed me with a greater understanding around the law relating to my dispute. This resulted in far improved dialogue with the other party and an eventual settlement.
– Alex, From Stockport
JCLM will be able to ascertain whether- given your investment background, stated requirements and appetite for risk- you were given negligent advice and whether the risks of such schemes were explained to you sufficiently. We can present these complaints for resolution internally, through FOS and the FSCS and- where necessary- through the Courts.
JCLM specialise in financial mis-selling claims. JCLM are one of very few law firms operating in the Student Loan mis-sale sector. JCLM will make a complaint on your behalf to the Student Loan company addressing any unlawful elements of your Student Loan, particularly regarding rate of interest, terms of the loan, repayment details and seek financial redress.
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