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Dan is a commercial litigator with extensive experience of helping clients in a variety of sectors to resolve disputes by litigation, arbitration and mediation. He has been involved in a broad range of complex high-value disputes both in the UK and internationally, frequently with a regulatory dimension to them, and has also obtained urgent injunctive relief for clients. He prides himself on working closely with his clients to achieve the best possible outcome from challenging situations.
He specialises in particular in financial services and insurance disputes including regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings. He is a leading expert on claims relating to financial advice and product mis-selling advising IFAs, fund and wealth managers, networks and platforms, banks, product providers and insurers on responding to customer complaints, past business reviews, referrals to the Financial Ombudsman Service, court proceedings and recovery claims by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. He regularly advises firms and individuals on responding to stressful FCA interventions such as unannounced visits, document requests, interviews and skilled person reports.
Also, Dan frequently defends claims and connected disciplinary proceedings against a variety of professionals, including financial advisers and accountants and their professional indemnity insurers, and also has expertise on the coverage issues that arise in that context.
His recent work includes:
"Dan Preddy is well regarded as a "really good-quality operator" with significant litigation experience. He handles cross-border disputes and is particularly active in the financial services and insurance fields." Chambers and Partners UK 2016 Edition, Litigation, South West
"Dan Preddy led on a number of high-profile financial services instructions, is "commercial", and "keeps the costs in proportion to the value of the litigation"." Legal 500 2016 Edition, Dispute Resolution, South West