Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman Act 2017


Questions of law to High Court

66. (1) When dealing with a complaint, the Ombudsman may, on his or her own initiative or at the request of the complainant or the person that is the financial service provider or the pension provider concerned, refer for the opinion of the High Court a question of law arising in relation to the investigation or adjudication of the complaint.

(2) The High Court has jurisdiction to hear and determine any question of law referred to it under this section.

(3) Where a question of law in connection with the complaint concerned has been referred to the High Court under this section, the Ombudsman may not—

(a) make a decision to which the question is relevant while the reference is pending, or

(b) proceed in a manner, or make a decision, that is inconsistent with the opinion of the High Court on the question.