Financial Services: Notable case

R v McFall & Others (2010)

Bridget acted for the first defendant in a case brought by the FSA as part of its "crackdown" on insider dealing. The case was stopped by the trial judge at the end of the prosecution case but continued following a successful interlocutory prosecution appeal to the Court of Appeal. All defendants were then acquitted by the jury in the first acquittal for insider dealing prosecuted by the FSA.

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Notable cases:

Operation Tabernula (2015)
The most complex insider dealing investigation undertaken so far by the Financial Services Authority
Mark Ellison QC | Tom Broomfield

R v Hexley and Cooper (2014)
FCA prosecution of financial advisers for offences contrary to section 397 FSMA 2000
Tom Baker

Operation Tabernula (Ongoing) (2013)
FCA's largest insider dealings case
Sean Larkin QC

SFO v Pearson (2011)
Largest market fraud so far on the Alternative Investment Market
Mark Ellison QC | Selva Ramasamy

R v Mason (2011)
Leading Counsel, FSA's (as it then was) first criminal conviction for boiler room fraud.
Paul Raudnitz

R v McFall & Others (2010)
First successful defence of an individual charged by the FSA for insider dealing.


Fighting Bribery; New UK Legislation Explained - Sean Larkin QC
Fighting Bribery; New UK Legislation Explained - Sean Larkin QC in conjunction with Commercial Crime International. 1.4.2010
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