‘A Practical Guide to SIPPs, Mortgage Misselling and Secret Commission Cases’ by Andrew Mckie & Ian Skeate

Paperback: 978-1-911035-90-9
Publication due: January 2019
Price: £49.99


The Small Claims Track change for personal injury cases is likely to come into effect in October 2018. This book looks at other areas personal injury practitioners have begun to focus on, including mis-selling claims.

Generally this book covers issues in relation to SIPPs, mortgage misselling and secret commission claims, and in particular focuses on the day-to-day issues in practice that one encounters with such cases including spotting the ‘winners’ and ‘losers’ quickly and efficiently, practical tips for investigation, litigation tactics, as well as a summary of the law, the important cases, and how to run these claims efficiently.

The book chapters cover the nature of the claim and technical background, relevant standards, who to sue, allegations of negligence and breach of duty, disclosure, remedies, expert evidence, causation, quantum and costs. The book also covers running the claims on DBAs and coverage of the Damages Based Agreement Regulations 2013.

This is a book that any personal injury practitioner, looking to diversify into these areas, should not be without.


Andrew Mckie, barrister at Clerksroom Manchester, is a specialist practitioner in claimant and defendant personal injury, travel and housing law. Andrew is also now co-owner of a Law Firm in Manchester, Barrister-Direct Limited, where he practices in personal injury, travel and housing law including housing disrepair, cavity wall and financial mis-selling claims.

Ian Skeate, barrister, joined Clerksroom in January 2010 after practising from St Johns Buildings, Manchester since 2003. He has particular expertise in personal injury, professional discipline and regulation, employment and costs. Ian is based in Manchester but his practice extends throughout the country, especially in London.


Chapter One – An Introduction to SIPPs and Leasehold Misselling Claims

Chapter Two – What Are SIPPs? Statutory Duties and How Were They Missold?

Chapter Three – SIPPs: Common Law Duties and the FOS/ FCA Schemes

Chapter Four – SIPPs: Taking Instructions, Pre Action Protocols, Expert Evidence and Disclosure

Chapter Five – SIPPs: Causation, Remedies, Quantum and Costs Implications

Chapter Six – SIPPs: Litigation Issues, Limitation and Costs

Chapter Seven – What Is Mortgage Misselling? A Technical Explanation

Chapter Eight – Mortgage Misselling: Relevant Standards, Establishing Breach of Duty and Causation

Chapter Nine – Mortgage Misselling Pre-Action Protocols, Disclosure, Limitation and Expert Evidence

Chapter Ten – Mortgage Misselling: Remedies, Quantum and Costs

Chapter Eleven  – What Are Secret Commission Cases? A Technical Explanation

Chapter Twelve – Secret Commission Cases: Relevant Standards, Establishing Breach of Duty and Causation

Chapter Thirteen – Secret Commission Cases: Pre-Action Protocols, Disclosure, Limitation and Expert Evidence

Chapter Fourteen – Secret Commission Cases: Remedies, Quantum and Costs

Chapter Fifteen  – Conclusions and the DBA Regulations 2013