Regulatory and Disciplinary

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Regulatory and Disciplinary

Members of Serle Court are regularly involved in professional disciplinary and regulatory matters and appear (for both regulators and defendants) before a wide range of tribunals and other professional disciplinary bodies.

In financial services, members of Serle Court have been involved in matters across sector including in the banking, insurance and payment sectors.  Members 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.  A member of chambers provides support to the Financial Conduct Authority across a range of matters including disclosure, enforcement, competition law, data protection, and conduct regulation.  Members of chambers also sit (in some cases as chairman) on the disciplinary tribunals (and appeal tribunals) of institutions such as Lloyds and LIFFE. 

Members of chambers also advise and are involved in disciplinary cases brought by the governing bodies of numerous other professions, in particular the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Law Society.  Professor Suzanne Rab has been appointed as special advisor to the bar Standards Board’s pool of advisors (in the areas of competition and data protection).  She has also advised the Legal Services Board and the Law Society on regulatory matters.

Serle Court also has regular involvement in disciplinary proceedings brought by the governing bodies of various sports, including in particular the RFU, the FA, the ICC, British Swimming and the Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball Association.  Recent examples of cases in which members of Serle Court have been involved include charges brought by the FA against Wayne Rooney’s agent.

Individual members of chambers are also involved in disciplinary proceedings in other areas, including acting for the Church of England in various ecclesiastical and church matters.

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