The Process

On returning the initial Letter of Authority we forward it to your lender(s) to validate the existence of PPI. This process can take up to 40 working days. Upon verification of PPI on your finance(s) one of our Claims Handlers will contact you by telephone. If we believe that you have a valid claim based on the information provided we will assist you in completing the paperwork and send it to you for your review, this paper will also contained detail in relation to the account being potentially effected by Plevin, by way of failure to disclose commission charges (following the supreme court judgement in Plevin v Pargon Personal Finance Ltd [2014]). After returning the paperwork we will then compose and forward the complaint to the lender. After acknowledgement by the lender, they have up to 8 weeks in which to issue a final response to the complaint. Provided the lender has accepted the complaint an offer of acceptance will be sent to you. This could potentially contain two decision and payments 1) around the mis-selling of the PPI 2) the non-disclosure of unfair commission. Once you have accepted the offer the lender has up to 4 weeks to make payment to you. If the lender rejects the complaint we will contact you to discuss the merits of sending the complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service. The outcome from the Financial Ombudsman Service could take up to 2 years.

Before signing the Terms of Instruction you have been made aware of the following:

The right to cancel this agreement without charge within 14 days from the date of the signature; the right to pursue the claim yourself, to seek the assistance of another claims management company or seek independent advice; been made aware of the Financial Ombudsman Service in their capacity as the independent adjudicator for financial complaints; and made aware of the true cost, as a percentage and an example in pounds for making a claim with us.

Please Read, Sign and Date below

I/We hereby appoint Legal and Financial Solutions Ltd Trading as LFS Claims ("LFS") to act on my/our behalf as my/our sole representative and claims intermediary in respect of my/our claim for any mis-sold Payment Protection Insurance ("PPI"). I/We shall provide all information required by LFS, as requested, by return. I/We shall not enter into any agreement with the Bank/Lender/IFA or any other company associated with my/our claim/s without first consulting LFS.


Compensation means the total monies and the full value of benefits offered by the Third Party financial institution (i.e. Bank/Lender/IFA or any other company associated with my/our claim/s) arising from any claim made by LFS on your behalf for any allegedly mis-sold PPI on any account with the company, including the failure to disclose commission charges (Plevin effected) on the account which are considered unfair/unlawful charges to your related account with that Company. Compensation may be paid in various ways, for instance as a money payment or as a discount or reduction in the loan/credit card amount outstanding and/or as a reduction on any interest or capital outstanding.

Where an offer of Compensation from the Third Party is revised on appeal, then the higher amount shall be used in order to calculate the amount of the Compensation. I/We understand that if the Third Party pays the Compensation other than as a straight money payment (e.g. if the Third Party reduces arrears on my loan or credit card or something similar) then the total fee will still be payable to LFS.


LFS will provide the following services. LFS shall:

  1. Act in your best interests in pursuing any potential claim against the Third Party financial institution.
  2. Provide you, using LFS's knowledge of the industry and of payment protection insurance, with impartial advice on the risks and benefits of pursing a claim against the Third Party financial institution.
  3. Advise you on the suitability of any offer of settlement on behalf of the Third Party financial institution.

Your Responsibilities are that you shall:

  1. Provide LFS with full and accurate information and not mislead it in any way. All information provided is your responsibility.
  2. Respond to any request from LFS for instructions or further information without delay.
  3. Provide LFS with all documents, including in electronic form, in your possession that are relevant to the claim and give evidence of a fact in the claim. You confirm that you have given us all documents that you know about.
  4. In order to proceed with your claim you need to return the following documents signed and dated:
    1. Letter of Authority
    2. FOS Questionnaire
    3. Terms of Instruction
  5. Advise LFS of any change of address details or contact telephone numbers immediately

Law & Jurisdiction:

The law applicable to this contract shall be the law of England and Wales and the parties consent to the jurisdiction of the English courts in all matters affecting this contract.

LFS makes no representation or warranty to the Client that compensation will be obtained or is in any way guaranteed.

LFS reserves the right at any time, at its sole discretion, not to pursue a claim for compensation and will notify you in writing if this should occur.

LFS fee for services:

LFS will endeavour to recover all monies owed to you. LFS's agreed fee is 24% (inclusive of VAT) of the Compensation.

You hereby agree to pay the fee due to LFS within 14 days of receiving the compensation.

Fee Examples:

Example A: All compensation is "cash in hand" Example B: Compensation includes "cash in hand" award with loan and future instalment reduction Example C: Compensations is used to offset arrears consumer has on credit card or loan
Total compensation: £3,000 Total compensation: £3,000 Total compensation: £3,000
Of which cash £3,000 Of which cash £2,000 Of which cash £0
    Loan reduction £1,000 Set off arrears £3,000
Fee charged @ 20% £600 Fee charged @ 20% £600 Fee charged @ 30% £600
VAT (at 20%) £120   £120   £120
Total Fee £720   £720   £720
Consumer receives £2,280 Consumer receives £1,280 Consumer pays £720
No reduction in loan as already paid off in full A reduction of £1,000 in future loan instalments A reduction of arrears of £3,000 in your outstanding loan

Income Tax:

The Finance Act 2013 requires Lenders to deduct tax from the interest element of your compensation. LFS does not provide tax advice.


LFS can cancel this agreement at any time and no fee will be payable by you if we think there are no grounds for a complaint or that your claim is unlikely to succeed.

LFS shall have the right to terminate the contract by giving you written notice if:

  1. there occurs any material breach by you of any terms of this agreement which is irremediable or if remediable is not remedied to LFS's satisfaction within 15 days of a written notice by the Company specifying the breach and requiring it to be remedied; or
  2. you (or either of you) are adjudicated bankrupt; or
  3. you do not follow a reasonable recommendation that LFS makes.

You have the right to terminate this agreement at any time by giving notice to LFS. Any Cancellation must be made by way of a cancellation notice or by a clear statement to LFS. You have 14 days after signing this agreement to cancel without charge. If you terminate this agreement after 14 days LFS reserves the right to make a cancellation charge that will reflect the work undertaken by LFS in pursuit of your claim, this fee is charged at £50 per hour. This cancellation charge could amount to the full fee at the time, if You or LFS has received an acceptance of liability or an offer of compensation which is in accordance with the Financial Conduct Authority and Financial Ombudsman Service guidance. This cancellation charge could be the full fee of 24% of the compensation received.

Referral Fees

You are not responsible for any referral fees that LFS may make to an Introducer – any such referral fees (Up to 50% of the amount of the agreed fee) are the responsibility of LFS alone and paid by LFS from the agreed fee that it receives.

Legal and Financial Solutions Ltd trading as LFS Claims is regulated by the Claims Management Regulator in respect of regulated claims management activities. Our authorisation number is CRM 29565.


We are committed to resolving complaints as quickly as possible. In the event that you wish to make a complaint, please contact us in writing, by email, phone or any other reasonable means. Please find the attached complaints handling procedure which details our complaints process. This can also be seen at http://www.lfsclaims.co.uk/complaints.html.

Other Information:

We reserve the right to assign our rights and responsibilities in this contract provided that the person we assign it to agrees to provide the same services to you in accordance with this contract. We will write to you at least 4 weeks before any assignment is made to ensure that you are aware that it is happening. In this notice you will be given the option to opt out of the assignment to third parties and continue your claim by other means by notifying us by any reasonable means in this time.

You should be aware that as with any claim there is a small risk that it may result in Court proceedings although in the highly unlikely event that this were to occur we would continue to provide our services and arrange for you to be represented by a solicitor. In order for the solicitor to represent you it will be necessary for you to enter into a contract with the solicitor for the provision of their services. If you do not wish to continue with your claim at this point you may cancel your contract and only pay the cancellation charges set out within this agreement.

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