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DUO’S ARRIVAL BOOSTS INQUESTA TEAM

Forensic accountants and insolvency practitioners Inquesta has strengthened its team with the arrival of John Rafferty and Adam Horley.

John, aged 49, has more than 20 years’ experience in forensic accounting, having previously worked at the Serious Fraud Office, PwC and BTG Global Risk Partners.

He joins Manchester-based Inquesta as a senior manager at a time when the practice is experiencing rapid growth in demand for its services, especially over consequential loss claims arising from mis-sold interest rate swap products.

Adam, aged 24, …

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STEVEN TAKES UP FIGHT AGAINST RULE CHANGE FOR INSOLVENCY CASES

Insolvency practitioner Steven Wiseglass is waging a campaign against government plans which it is claimed will let unscrupulous company directors off the hook and blow a huge hole in the public purse.

Mr Wiseglass, a director at Manchester-based Inquesta, has written to Justice Minister Shailesh Vara urging the government to abandon proposals for a new regime for insolvency litigation.

He has also written to north west MPs to garner support in his capacity as the regional representative on national trade body R3’s …

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Consequential losses on mis-sold interest rate swaps

We have written on numerous occasions about the importance of involving a specialist forensic accountant to quantify consequential losses in relation to Interest Rate Swap claims. Never has this been more important and if you know of anyone who has recently received a redress offer by the bank we urge you to contact us.

In recent months there has been an increase in redress offers from the banks. Following the offer of initial redress the bank allows the claimant the opportunity …

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Mis-sold Hedging Products – Using a forensic accountant to calculate consequential losses

It was reported in the news yesterday that Barclays has recently offered the highest payment so far to a victim of a mis-sold interest rate swap.

The offer relates to the sale of a structured collar, one of the more complex of the hedging products. Barclays has offered to switch the customer to a simpler product, waive the break costs of terminating the swap and repay the interest payments.

Whilst the bank has made the offer, unfortunately the customer will not receive …

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Interest Rate Hedging Claims – Do I need a forensic accountant?

As a forensic accountant, Inquesta has been involved in interest rate hedging claims for the last 12 months instructed by solicitors, but also acting for individuals and companies.

Interest rate hedging products, or swaps as they are now more commonly known, were aggressively sold to individuals and SME’s from around 2001 onwards, 2006 and 2007 being the most prolific time.

They are made up of many different products of varying complexities, including a basic swap, cap and collar. They are complex derivative …

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