April 23, 2021

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Footballers end High Court pension mis-selling case 


Former Premier League footballers end High Court pension mis-selling case against business consultant

Five former footballers have withdrawn claims against Kevin Neal after he sued for libel, the High Court heard last wee

Five former footballers have withdrawn ‘pension mis-selling’ claims against a business consultant.

Robert Lee, Steve Stone, Warren Barton, John Beresford and Paul Kitson have withdrawn claims against Kevin Neal after he sued for libel, the High Court heard last week. The libel claim is now closed.

The court heard the men had, through their solicitors, communicated their claims to the Daily Mail, which published allegations on November 26 that Neal had ‘provided fraudulent and negligent advice, which left their retirement plans in tatters’. 

But Neal’s solicitor, Hugo Mason, told the court that a ‘claim form and particulars of claim’ had never been served on Neal.

He said a ‘default judgment’ had been ‘irregularly obtained’ against Neal but not served on him. 

‘The men had set aside the default judgment and had ‘withdrawn their claims against Mr Neal’.

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