Money Marketing readers may recall my long-running fight against the FSA, which I am suing under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 because the FSA, FSCS and FOS worked together to unfairly progress loss assessments and solicit pension complaints from former clients.
The FSA has twice applied for the case to be dismissed, despite a judge ruling my case is “better than merely arguable” and has “a real prospect of success”. No decision has been handed down for the FSA’s latest strike out attempt, which was heard in November.
In the meantime, I have secured a judicial review against the FOS concerning a related £48,000 pension award on a case which was referred by FSA in July 2005. The investor declined to complain to me and the FOS denied me an oral hearing. The FOS progressed it to a final uphold decision on 23 February 2012.
I am seeking an order from the court to quash the decision, plus an award for damages and costs I have incurred.
The public hearing for the judicial review is scheduled for 8 May at the Royal Courts of Justice on the Strand in London. Any advisers who are able to attend the hearing would be welcome.