Dr Thomas Walford, MEWI

Dr Thomas Walford PhD, BSc, CEng MIMechE, MIET, CDipAF, MAE, MCIArb, MEWIDr Walford
Banking Consultant

An Expert Witness who has very wide experience in PrivateBanking, Investment Management issues and Wealth Management. Thomas has spent 19 years managing Private Banks and a total of 28 years in the city managing or advising clients on investment and their banking needs. He also has wide experience of UK, Offshore and International relationships.

Recent cases have involved working for financial institutions and clients in Interest Rate Swaps, Property Lending and adherence to Investment Objectives. During recent years he has dealt with a multitude of client situations and resolved them to the satisfaction of the parties involved. He is accredited by the UK Register of Expert Witnesses and the Expert Witness Institute. Court Cross Examination is a speciality as well as advising on pre-litigation decisions on a Particulars of Claim.

Thomas also provides Consultancy Services to an international client base relating to Financial, Banking and Tax matters and is a CEDR Accredited Mediator.

Thomas is a specialist in dispute resolution with financial institutions and over the last few years and has been involved in cases with the following themes; Interest Rate Swap misselling cases, Inappropriate actions by offshore trustees on behalf of beneficiaries, Professional Indemnity cases brought against surveyors and independent financial advisors, Derivative misselling cases, Contract for differences cases, A case which was brought against a firm of accountants which had been involved with a client who had taken out a multi currency mortgage, Situation where a client had provided an order which was misinterpreted by the Investment Manager, Offshore Clients which had a Portfolio and were represented by Offshore and Onshore Banks, Investment Advisors and Managers, A portfolio which had been managed with an inappropriate risk profile and substantial costs had been incurred through investment in over risky assets, Investment Managers obligations in the provision of advice, Independent Financial Advisors obligations to Clients, Clients which had suffered loss through foreclosure of a loan arrangement, Investment managers obligations in execution of client instructions, A reporting error in the quarterly valuations sent to the client, which showed a grossly inflated valuation, Deduction for US income tax made when client had not completed appropriate documentation, Investments which had been make which were inappropriate for the client, Errors where limit orders had not been executed, Substantial losses incurred through investments in future and options and open derivatives, Errors in completion of repossession of property when a loan has gone into default, Lending by a Bank in a Property Transaction, Criminal cases involving Fraud and Insider Dealing