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Concerned About An Investment Scheme That Has Gone Awry?

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Many people look to investment schemes to help them make the most of their capital and many of these schemes are, of course, both legitimate and fruitful.

However the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority has just issued a Warning Notice about a recent spike in the number of fraudulent investment schemes, having received 12 reports about potential investments scams in the nine months since they issued their last warning notice. Here at JCP Solicitors, members of our Recoveries and Professional Liabilities team are currently advising a group of investors on potential claims in relation to the Ecohouse scheme, which offered opportunities for investment in social housing projects in Brazil.

The operations of this firm were suspended in late 2014, with Ecohouse going into liquidation in January 2015, with investors in the UK and abroad estimated to have lost in excess of £20 million in relation to the company.

Anyone who has an interest in the Ecohouse scheme can contact the JCP team on ecohousegroup@jcpsolicitors.co.uk or if you have concerns about any other investment or claims please email: law@jcpsolicitors.co.uk or call: 01792 773773.

Kevin O’Brien, JCP’s Director and Head of Recoveries and Professional Liability, is recognised by industry bible the Legal 500 as one of the leading solicitors in Wales for claims against professionals. He specialises in complex and high value claims against professionals, acting for banks and financial institutions, businesses and private individuals.

Kevin is also an active mediator, with more than 10 years experience of mediating civil and commercial disputes.

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