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Hartley Pensions Limited

Has your pension lost money?

  • Solicitors firm with over 20 years’ experience
  • No-Win, No-Fee
  • No upfront cost
  • We charge only 30% +VAT for a successful claim
  • £15 million recovered for clients since 2019
  • Free initial consultation

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    Testimonials

    Outstanding

    They left no stone unturned throughout a lengthy and difficult process. Oakwood Solicitors were professional, polite and informative as well as supportive throughout. We are delighted with the outcome.

    - A. Binns

    Pension stolen from SIPP

    After trying to fight this case myself for years, I put my trust into Oakwood Solicitors, who kept me informed every step of the way and managed to get me compensation for the pension which was stolen. They managed to get back almost all what I lost.

    - Paul Connor-West

    Excellent service thank you

    Once again I have received excellent service from Oakwood Solicitors in dealing with my mis-sold pension claim. Without the help of the team, I would've not been able to recover £50,000. Excellent work! Thank you once again.

    - P. Jones

    I was so pleased

    I had the best experience from Oakwood Solicitors where they helped me get big compensation from FSCS. Not only that, just within 4 days' time of literally submitting the claim, I received the amount in my account.

    - N. Shah

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    £15 million

    recovered by Oakwood Solicitors for clients since 2019

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    £26.5 billion

    paid out by the FSCS to 6.5 million customers of failed financial firms

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    £471 million

    in compensation claims estimated by the FSCS in 2023/2024

    The experts in Financial Litigation claims

    Self invested personal pension (SIPP) provider Hartley Pensions has entered into administration at the request of the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Oakwood Solicitors Ltd specialises in Financial mis-selling claims. We have a Financial Litigation team dedicated to assisting clients who have lost money as a consequence of negligent advice in relation to a financial product, such as a pension or an investment.

    What did Hartley Pensions Limited do?

    Hartley Pensions provided pension products to clients for over 35 years. The company established itself as a SASS provider in 1981 and in 2001 opened it’s first SIPP. Since then Hartley have offered ISA’s, QNUPS, QROPS and Life Assurance.

    Hartley Pensions Ltd failed to complete the proper due diligence when advising a client to transfer their pension into a SIPP.

    What is a SIPP?

    A SIPP is a Self-Invested Personal Pension scheme.

    SIPPs provide more freedom and control with investments however they are not suitable for everyone. It is important that a client is completely aware of the disadvantages before transferring into a SIPP.

    Having your pension within a SIPP allows these funds to be invested into more higher-risk investments. High risk investments often bring greater risk of capital loss and you could end up losing more than what you’ve saved. There is a higher risk of theft, investment scams and poor investment choices with un-regulated products.

    Have you been affected?

    On the 29th July 2022, Peter Kubik and Brian Johnson were appointed joint administrators of Hartley Pensions Limited. The FCA published an update stating that any clients of Hartley Pensions would be receiving a letter to explain what this means and what action they should take.

    The FSCS are working closely with the joint administrators to understand whether there are any protected claims that would allow them to pay compensation. Therefore, the FSCS have not opened their online claims service to claims against Hartley Pensions in the first instance.

    If Hartley Pensions isn’t able to meet claims against it, and the FSCS identify any claims eligible under our rules, customers will be entitled to apply for compensation up to the limit of £85,000 per person.

    The FSCS will work closely with the joint administrators and investigate whether there are any claims that qualify for compensation.

    What should I do if I had a pension with Hartley Pensions or I received advice to transfer into Hartley Pensions?

    Contact Oakwood Solicitors free of charge today. We will assess your claim over the phone and provide you with an immediate decision on whether we can assist you in making a claim.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How long does a claim take?

    There are a number of features that will impact how long a claim may take to conclude. These include the complexity of the case, whether the claim is against an active adviser, the Financial Ombudsman or the FSCS, and whether liability is admitted or denied.

    If liability is admitted, then the claim process is much shorter, and we would expect a claim to be concluded within 3-6 months. Alternatively, if liability is denied and the claim must be issued at court then the claim can take between 12-18 months depending on the availability of the court.

    If the claim is been made against the FSCS then we would expect the claim to be concluded within 6 months.

    As each case is unique it is difficult to provide a generic timeframe for conclusion of the claim however Oakwood Solicitors will give you an indication of how long your claim is likely to take to conclude as part of our initial review.

    How much will a claim cost?

    We operate on a Damages Based Agreement (DBA) more commonly known as a ‘no-win, no-fee’ agreement. If we fail to secure you a settlement, you will not be charged.

    If we successfully recover compensation, then our charges are 30% plus VAT of any compensation payment. These charges will be deducted from the compensation payment at the end of the claim process.

    How much compensation will I receive?

    If you have a viable claim, then you will be able to recover compensation equivalent to the losses that you suffered.

    If you lost £10,000 then you will receive £10,000* in compensation. (*minus Oakwood Solicitors Ltd‘s fees of 30% plus VAT).

    Why should I use Oakwood Solicitors?

    We are a Regulated firm of Solicitors, with over 15 years’ experience in financial mis-selling claims. By using a solicitor who is a specialist in financial mis-selling claims you will ensure that you put your best case forward and maximise your chance of success.

    You will be allocated your own experienced investment claims handler who will keep you fully informed throughout the whole process.

    We take the hassle out of the claims process as we do all the hard work for you. We will complete all the necessary paperwork and obtain all the required documentation to support your claim.

    We have seen numerous cases in the past where mis-selling victims have pursued a legitimate claim themselves, only to have it turned down due to a technicality or because key grounds have not been particularised.

    We have successfully recovered in excess of £5 Million for our clients in the last 12 months.

    You have a higher chance of success by working with a Solicitor, who will ensure that there are no technical grounds for turning down your claim and put you in the best possible position to receive what you are owed.

    We operate on a guaranteed No-Win, No-Fee If successful we charge 30% plus VAT of the award of compensation. Our charges are some of the lowest in the market when compared with other Solicitors and Claims Management Companies (CMCs).

    What do I do now?

    Provide us with some information about your pension transfer and we will advise you if you have a viable claim. There is absolutely no obligation to proceed. You can provide information or get in touch by:

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    Danielle Lightfoot — Solicitor and Head of department

    Danielle joined the firm as a Paralegal in 2011 and qualified as a solicitor in October 2014. She has acquired extensive experience in high value, complex litigation traversing numerous practice areas.

    Danielle is a specialist in financial mis-selling matters with a particular interest in pensions and investments.

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