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Sarah Stokes

Managing Director, Sarah Stokes, is one of the UK’s foremost authorities on Pension Mis-selling. She leads a team of highly skilled claims managers while being responsible for her firm’s approach to this area of Financial Services.

Sarah was shortlisted for the prestigious Advocate of the Year at the 2019 Women in Finance Awards, gaining recognition for her commitment to client care.

Sarah has significant experience in all areas of pension mis-selling with in depth knowledge concerning major pension providers and investment schemes.

She regularly appears in the media, commenting on Pension mis-selling and wider issues relating to retirement.

This is also the page to find Sarah’s blog and keep up-to-date with the latest industry news.

"Thousands of consumers have taken pensions advice from advisers who aren’t regulated – they’ve then seen their investments falter, with many losing their entire life savings."

Sarah Stokes, Managing Director

Blog

How and Why we brought the Fee Cap in early

On 1st February 2022 we announced a change to our fees. This is due to the FCA fee cap that applies […]

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Rejection rates & Fee Caps

As the new fee cap is due to come in for CMC’s we take a look at what it may […]

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Have you had a claim rejected by the FSCS?

We are finding a number of our clients have previously received a claim rejected from the FSCS and are coming […]

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Success for Mr S against Carey Pensions

Carey Pensions, now known as Options SIPP UK, were back in court earlier this month as the appeal process began […]

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Ladies – there’s another pension scandal in town!

Mis-sold Pension Transfers – Have you checked yours? Did you know that women are less likely to have made a […]

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Thousands Targeted in Armed Forces Mis-selling Scandal 

Today we are shining the spotlight again on the Armed Forces pension mis-selling scandal… Unbelievably some of our heroes were purposely […]

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Women Missing Out on Pension Mis-selling Payments

Our Managing Director Sarah Stokes spoke to The Express today about Women Missing Out on Pension Mis-selling Payments. This is […]

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Adams v Carey Pensions – What does this now mean for Sipp Claims?

By Managing Director Sarah Stokes The High Court ruled on one of the most anticipated cases in negligent Sipp Provider […]

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Women in Finance Award 2019

By Managing Director Sarah Stokes It was an utter privilege to be shortlisted for The Women in Finance Awards – […]

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Who benefits from a Final Salary Transfer?

By Zoe Pearson, Pension Claim Consulting Ltd. Despite the hype, it’s usually not the pension holder that benefits from final […]

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Final Salary Transfers Double Despite Watchdog Concerns

Final Salary Transfers have more than doubled in the year 2018/19 with around 200,000 people transferring their pension from their […]

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A Word From Sarah About The New FCA Regulations

“The FCA regulations will ultimately benefit the consumer – but also people working in claims management.” by Managing Director, Sarah […]

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NHS Pension Transfers Could Threaten Future Financial Health

As the Final Salary Transfer scandal rolls on, concerns have been raised over the recent wave of NHS pension transfers. […]

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SIPP Mis-selling – ‘The New Mis-selling Scandal’

With over a decade of escalating consumer complaints, the SIPP mis-selling time bomb has finally exploded into mainstream news, as […]

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The Role of the Introducer in Pension mis-selling

If you are one of the many people who received a “cold call” offering a Free Pension Review then it’s […]

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Armed Forces Pension Under Attack

Armed Forces Pensions were left vulnerable to unsuitable pension advice following a change in legislation. In April 2015 the government brought […]

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Industry News

Supreme Court rejects Carey Pensions Appeal

The Supreme Court has denied Options UK LLP the right to appeal in the landmark Carey Pensions SIPP Case, therefore the […]

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FCA restricts Hartley Pensions

Hartley Pensions restricted by the FCA Hartley Pensions has been restricted by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in relation to […]

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Rowanmoor ordered to pay compensation after losing SIPP Case

The Financial Ombudsman Service has published its decision of a “sample case” involving SIPP operator Rowanmoor. The FOS found against […]

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Forthplus SIPP sold to iPensions Group

The Administrators of Forthplus Pensions Limited have announced that they have successfully completed the sale of the Forthplus SIPP to […]

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Latest on the British Steel Pension Scheme advice ‘Debacle’

Claims relating to unsuitable pension transfer advice given to British Steel Pension Scheme member has meant  3 more adviser firms were declared […]

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Forthplus Pensions Limited now in administration

SIPP operator Forthplus Pensions Ltd was placed into administration on 19 October 2021. The directors of Forthplus decided to take […]

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Store Pods Solicitors Struck off over Dishonesty

Solicitors Margaret and Clem Hetherington, who provided conveyancing services to thousands of store pod investors, have been banned from acting as […]

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Court of Appeal Overturns Carey Decision

The Court of Appeal has unanimously ruled in favour of Carey Pensions client Russell Adams after he took the SIPP […]

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Decision Time for Carey Pensions

This week sees the appeal process begin in the court case between pension provider Options SIPP UK (formerly Carey Pensions […]

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