Members of 39 Essex Chambers act as advocates and advisers in all areas of contentious and non-contentious financial services law.
Our barristers advise and represent financial institutions and individuals at all stages of regulatory action by the FCA, from investigations and RDC hearings through to referrals to the Upper Tribunal and judicial review. Members of Chambers have also advised and represented the FCA in referrals to the Upper Tribunal and judicial review proceedings.
Members of Chambers have significant international financial services experience, including in Europe (both before the EU institutions and in other EU Member States), the Far East, Middle East, the Caribbean, the Channel Islands, Gibraltar and the Isle of Man.
Our barristers have acted in several of the leading cases in recent years.
The team’s experience includes acting in proceedings by the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange (LIFFE), ICE Futures, the London Stock Exchange, and numerous overseas stock exchanges. The team also offers expertise in relation to banking disputes, payments, loans, guarantees, letters of credit, securities and derivatives, bond issues, listing and prospectus requirements, capital adequacy requirements, the FCA approvals process, consumer credit, market abuse, anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and counter terrorist funding laws, sanctions, banking collapses, and bank resolution and recovery.
They act in a wide variety of financial products mis-selling claims, including collective investment schemes, PPI, and Interest Rate Hedging Product cases.
Members of Chambers frequently represent the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) and also draft representations on behalf of individuals seeking redress from the FOS. They have also acted both for and against the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) and the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).
Several members of Chambers have undertaken secondments at the FCA or FOS.
A further area of related expertise is professional negligence. Chambers acts for and against independent financial advisers and brokers both in regulatory and professional negligence proceedings. We can act in claims relating to pensions transfer advice, drawing on our expertise in pensions regulation.
Chambers also acts for employers and employees in the financial services industry in employment proceedings, both in the employment tribunal and High Court.
Recent significant cases include:
Niki Merison is the Senior Practice Manager for the Financial Services team and will, along with the clerking team below, be able to help you with any questions.
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