MoneySavingExpert.com has today arranged for top banking barrister Ray Cox QC to redraft its bank charges template letters in light of the Supreme Court judgement. The site is doing this via engaging Govan Law Centre, led by campaigning solicitor Mike Dailly, and it will instruct Mr. Ray Cox QC and Mr Giles Wheeler, both barristers at Fountain Courts Chamber, Temple.
Martin Lewis creator of MoneySavingExpert.com said:"There are millions of people with cases on hold, and the OFT won’t be giving its view until December – meanwhile the banks are already starting to apply to have cases kicked out of court. We hope to put the brakes on this by drafting amended documents which people reclaiming can submit to the court based on the latest ruling."
"The Supreme Court itself noted that the question of fairness could still be looked at under the now infamous ‘clause 5’ of the UTCCR regulations and that’s exactly where we will be attacking. It will be interesting to see how the banks react to what we hope will be the Rolls-Royce of template letters – drafted by a QC who has many times led cases for the banks themselves."
GLC's Mike Dailly said: "We're delighted to be working with MoneySavingExpert.com on what is perhaps one the biggest rescue operations in recent UK consumer history. Rumours of the demise of the unfair bank charges campaign have been greatly exaggerated by the banks. The Supreme Court gave a very clear message that bank charges could still be unfair under regulation 5, and so a brand new right to reclaim will shortly be available to consumers on the authority of no less than the Supreme Court itself".
The template letters and legal advice should be available within the next two weeks via www.MoneySavingExpert.com – it will also be made available to other free campaigning sites including the Consumer Action Group, Penalty Charges and Legal Beagles.
Further discussion in The Herald:
In the banking conflict, there is only one side that charges