Business Energy Claims, the first organisation in the UK aiming to tackle energy broker mis-selling, has appointed North East based commercial solicitors, PG Legal, to support its future business growth.
Gateshead firm, PG Legal provides commercial legal advice to a range of business clients across the North East and throughout the UK and are experts in litigation claims.
Callum Thompson, director at Business Energy Claims said: “Business Energy Claims are delighted to partner with PG Legal who are specialists in their field and expert in dealing with bulk claims. They were a natural choice for us, particularly due to the scale of upcoming opportunities.”
A report by the Competition & Markets Authority has suggested that UK businesses are overpaying for energy to the tune of £500m per year.
According to government statistics, there are approximately 5.5m businesses in the UK. With up to 50 per cent* of those businesses using an energy broker, this could therefore result in as many as 2.75m companies affected across the UK.
Callum continued: “Our aim is to fulfil each case together in order to help our clients recover mis-sold contracts and undeclared commissions due to energy mis-selling and a lack of transparency in the energy market.
“We also hope to highlight to prospective clients the enormity of the scale of mis-selling in the energy market, and help as many businesses affected as possible.
“Our relationship with PG Legal means our clients can be confident that their case will be handled efficiently and professionally.”
PG Legal litigation director, Jonathan Fletcher, said “we are pleased to be partnering with Business Energy Claims to help those businesses who have been affected to recover hidden commissions and losses from the mis-selling of energy contracts. We already acting on claims for undisclosed commissions which are running into six figures. Broker’s commission is often directly linked to usage so if your business consumes a lot of energy the chances are that any claim you may have might also be substantial. We would urge any business who thinks they have been mis-sold an energy contract through a broker to contact Business Energy Claims for further information and advice”.
For more information about energy mis-selling and to see if your business has been mis-sold to, please call 0191 519 7377 or visit www.businessenergyclaims.co.uk