UK - Small businesses and investors have been warned not to ignore the Financial Ombudsman Service and go straight to court.
Law firm Reynolds Porter Chamberlain says traditionally courts have ordered the loser to pay the winner’s costs.
But RPC partner Harriet Quinney says changes to the Civil Procedure Rules allow the courts to penalise claimants by reducing the amount of legal costs awarded if it believes that alternative dispute resolution should have been used. ADR can include mediation or use of an alternative tribunal – such as the FOS.
Here it is... The video of all the highlights from last night's UK Pensions Awards.
Here they are...all the pictures from the UK Pensions Awards 2019.
This week's top stories included The Pensions Regulator criticising Sir Philip Green's latest plans for the Arcadia pension schemes.
The trustees of the beleaguered industry-wide Plumbing and Mechanical Services (UK) Industry Pension Scheme have confirmed it will close to accrual in June.