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Financial Services Overview

Chambers has extensive experience in financial services and related matters and members regularly advise on and act in litigation (both civil and regulatory) in this area.

Members have acted for the Financial Services Authority, LIFFE, the London Clearing House Ltd, The London Commodities Exchange, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, the International Stock Exchange, the London Metal Exchange and the Serious Fraud Office.

In the regulatory sphere, members of Serle Court have been involved in many of the most important cases since the coming into force of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, including the disciplinary cases brought by the FSA against CSFB International, Legal & General and Shell. Various members also acted in the long running FSA investigation into the split capital investment trust market.

Individual members also sit (in some cases as chairman) on the disciplinary tribunals (and appeal tribunals) and act as complaints ombudsmen of institutions such as Lloyds and LIFFE.

Chambers is also regularly involved in civil litigation arising directly out of disputes in the financial services arena and from allegations of professional negligence in a financial services context.



Chambers & Partners 2017

Simon Hattan
An impressive junior lauded for the strength of his intellectual drive and the particular perception and skill set which his well-renowned commercial chancery practice grants him. His previous career as an investment banker ensures he has a strong commercial view of the workings of the City.
Strengths: "He has a deep background and understands issues from a business perspective."

Legal 500 2017

David Blayney QC - 'The consummate professional with a strong intellect'

Dominic Dowley QC - ‘He has the ability to get to the heart of the problem quickly’ 

Elizabeth Jones QC - ‘The word excellent doesnt do her justice; an outstnading silk in every respect’ 

Philip Marshall QC - ‘An immensely sharp barrister’

Simon Hattan - ‘He has a "never-say-die" attitude and must be knocking on the door of silk’



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Notable Cases

Federation of Independent Practitioner Organisations v CMA [2016] EWCA Civ 777

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TAG Wealth Management v West [2008] All ER (D) 386 (Jun)

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