Cardiff Law Firm Thomas Simon, joined by Banking and pensions specialists
‘Banking and pensions specialists join Thomas Simon’
Cardiff Law Firm Thomas Simon has ratcheted up its commercial team with a recent lateral hire.
Stuart Brothers, Dave Coles, Emma Hughes and Becky Jones have joined Thomas Simon from SRBlegal. The team specialises in commercial and financial services law being leading lawyers in rate swap litigation where they were pioneers in bringing action against banks for mis-sold rate swap products, which in many cases had cost businesses millions of pounds.They lobbied Parliament and the FCA and alerted the media to the issue.They were instrumental in the FCA establishing a wide-ranging review system.
The team are also experts in SIPP and SSAS trustee work, currently acting on a range of related matters including UCIS and QROPS products, alternative investments sold via SIPPs and they also provide compliance support to IFA's.
Stuart said “the most important thing to us was to find a firm which shared the same cultural and professional values as we do - practical, cost effective and client centric advice whilst aiming for technical excellence in a collaborative and friendly working environment. Thomas Simon was such a firm. An added advantage to us is the range of complementary services they can offer to the clients we bring with us, particularly in the commercial property field in which they excel”.
Thomas Simon’s Chairman, Rupert Thomas added “we are delighted that Stuart and his team have decided to join us. They bring a new dimension to our practice. In addition to their expertise in the legal aspects of the financial services sector, they have a strong following amongst SME’s particularly in and around Newport. This development is another important step towards achieving the ambitious growth targets that we have set for Thomas Simon”.
Emma Hughes, Becky Jones, David Coles, Stuart Brothers and Rupert Thomas