‘A Practical Guide to SIPPs, Timeshare Misselling and Secret Commission Cases’ by Ian Skeate, Monica Savic-Jabrow, Alexander Ruaux-Keyho

Paperback: 978-1-911035-90-9
Publication due: March 2020
Price: £49.99


The Small Claims Track change for personal injury cases is likely to come into effect in October 2019. 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, timeshare 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.


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.

Monica Savic-Jabrow, Barrister at Clerksroom Manchester is a practitioner specialising in personal injury, housing and financial misselling matters. Monica is also a Director of Barrister-Direct in Manchester, working across a broad range of matters. Monica has a particular interest in financial misselling, her PhD being centred on financial services regulation across the UK Banking Industry.

Alexander Ruaux-Keyho is a full-service lawyer and litigation manager working at Barrister Direct Ltd. in Manchester having previously worked for large Defendant firms for some ten years. Alex specialises in large loss matters and works across a variety of practice areas including complex personal injury, catastrophic medical negligence, housing disrepair, cavity wall failure, financial misselling, costs and private client including wills, probate and powers of attorney. Alex has a particular interest in LGBTQ+ law having previously worked with a number of charities on a pro bono basis and chaired the global LGBTQ+ charity committee at a previous firm.


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 Timeshare Misselling? A Technical Explanation

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

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

Chapter Ten – Timeshare 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