Successful Stories

Cigarette worker receives a sum of £25,734

December 9, 2021

Mrs S. who had been a factory worker with Gallahers/Rothmans in Belfast transferred her pension to Prudential in January 1989 following the advice of their representative. We showed that this advice was not appropriate and she was awarded compensation of £25,734.85.

Mrs S. was over joyed with the award as it allowed her to finish work early.

Steelworker from Worksop awarded £51,631

May 20, 2021

Mr H. who was a steelworker for 8 years, transferred his pension from British Steel to Sun Life (now Aviva) in June 1990. Aviva contested the claim we put forward and the matter was referred to the Financial Ombudsman. The Adjudicator on behalf of the Ombudsman found that the claim was not time barred and at this stage Aviva agreed to review whether the advice was appropriate. Ultimately Mr H. was awarded a sum of £51,631.92.

Mr H. said the award was life changing and he could not thank Corries enough for the result we achieved for him.

Worker from Port Talbot awarded compensation of £85,874

March 13, 2021

Mrs. B who worked for JR Freeman for over 10 years, transferred her pension in November 1998 to Legal & General following the advice of her advisor Braemar Financial Planning. After taking advice from Corries Solicitors we were able to show that transferring from a final salary scheme to a money purchase scheme was not the correct advice. Mrs. B was awarded a sum of £85,874.91 in compensation.

Mrs. B told us she couldn’t believe how much she had lost and could not thank Corries enough.

CORRIES COV ID 19 UPDATE

March 24, 2020

At Corries Solicitors the health, safety and welfare of our clients and staff and their families is our main concern.

Following Government advice about social distancing and avoiding contact we have taken suitable action.

Our firm is working hard to help you during this time.

Office and home working

Our staff are working on your cases as normal at home using remote secure technology. If you have any worries then telephone or e mail us and the person working on your case will reply.

If you have a case with us or want to look into one then please get in touch with us by phone or e mail.  If there is a little delay in getting back to you we trust you will bear with us.

We are working with insurers, courts, barristers, experts and others by e mail and telephone to move on with your case.

Meetings

Our staff will not be engaging in any personal visits or face to face meetings for now but we can be contacted using Skype and are looking at other measures. We will work with you to make sure your case is looked after.

Courts

The courts remain open to deal with cases. We expect that the use of technology and telephone hearings and appointments will become the norm. We are making sure any court cases are given priority.

We will update you if your case involves court proceedings.

Updates

We will keep you updated regularly on our website and social media.

Contact

If you have a telephone number for the person handling your case then use that number. Alternatively call us FREE on 080 655 6550. If the person cannot speak to you immediately a call back can be organised.

If you would like to e mail us then use the e mail on any letters you have from us. If you cannot find that address then e mail info@corries.co.uk

We thank you for your support and business and your patience at this difficult time.

COV ID 19 – Corries Update on this pandemic

March 18, 2020

At this difficult time we want our clients and those who work with us to know that we are operating as normal. Here is our update about some of the steps we are taking.

Government advice guides us all to be sensible and to take suitable precautions.

At Corries we are doing all we can to look after our clients and to protect our staff and their families.

Essentially all our lawyers and staff are working as normal for our clients.

Practical Measures

There are a number of practical measures we are taking for clients and those we work with including:-

  1. Corries are taking government and Law Society and Solicitors Regulation Authority advice and will implement any recommendations or changes as matters develop
  2. We are organising self isolation for staff with any symptoms or risk of infection
  3. Home working is being extended to staff and all our staff have full phone access even if at home so clients can still speak to their claim handler or a member of staff
  4. We are ensuring our staff are not using public transport to reduce contamination risks
  5. Likewise we are providing lunch to our staff to reduce contamination
  6. We are holding off on client visits for the time being to avoid risks of infection to clients and their families – we are happy to deal with client by e mail, telephone or by Skype or other face video means
  7. Our staff are working with insurers and their lawyers to deal with practical issues in the cases such as medical examinations and other steps to reduce risks for all concerned
  8. We are in close contact with the courts about impending trials or court hearings and will keep client’s updated
  9. We are making sure any settlement monies to be paid can be done through BACS systems to avoid un necessary trips to the bank with cheques

Contact

If you are a client and have any concerns about your case then feel free to contact us. Please use the telephone number on your letters or e mail us at info@corries.co.uk

If you have a potential claim to discuss with us then call us on FREEPHONE 0800 655 6550.


From all the Team at Corries Solicitors Ltd

Mineworker from Wallyford

September 19, 2019

Mr W from Wallyford in East Lothian transferred his pension fund of £4,571 in 1990 from the Mineworkers Pension Scheme to Phoenix Life. The pension provider in the end accepted that they he had been badly advised and paid compensation of £55,215.

British Steel worker from Scunthorpe

August 19, 2019

Mr J from Scunthorpe worked for British Steel. In 1992 an independent financial adviser, Howard Frapwell Insurance advised him to transfer his British Steel pension of £35,165 to Scottish Widows. As the IFA was no longer in business and was in default, compensation was paid by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme at £48,000.

New World Cookers Employee from Warrington

July 19, 2019

Mrs S from Warrington worked for New World (TI Group) and was a member of the pension scheme there. In 1989 she was persuaded by an IFA Grange Financial to transfer her pension of £3,862 to Norwich Union. The IFA had ceased trading and a successful claim was made through the Financial Services Compensation Scheme for £48,000.

Mineworker from Barnsley

May 19, 2019

Mr J of Barnsley worked at Grimethorpe Colliery. In 1991 he was advised by an IFA Goodare Owen & Co who were part of the Sesame Network to transfer his MPS fund of £13,135 to the Prudential. The network responsible for the IFA paid compensation of £109,147.

Mineworker from Mansfield

March 19, 2019

Mr K from Mansfield was a miner who was persuaded in 1992 by an agent of Hill Samuel (now Abbey Life) to transfer his pit pension of £7,290 to them. He had been wrongly sold and no previous review of his pension had been carried out. Abbey Life admitted that they had given bad advice and paid compensation of £112,073.

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“Thank you for the cheque for £9,000 in settlement of my claim. Fingers crossed there will not be any further accidents; however I would like to thank you for the professional manner you dealt with my accident claim. The most important part of a solicitors job is communication and I must thank you for the way you kept me updated on what was going on.”

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