Regulatory: Financial Services

Financial regulation has always been a complex area of practice requiring a painstaking, intellectual and rigorous approach, but with the advent of the Libor scandal and the resulting fines many of the UK's biggest banks are facing financial regulation has become a very serious matter.

Many QEB Hollis Whiteman barristers have advised and represented both individuals and regulatory bodies operating within the financial regulatory field, including the Financial Services Authority, where advice and representation has been sought in serious and groundbreaking investigations.  Barristers are very well placed to advise clients on the approach and attitude of the regulator, as the body of case law and established practice evolves.

Experience in financial and corporate crime, international investigation and asset seizure, as well as professional disciplinary proceedings, ensures that advice on the conduct of financial regulation litigation always takes account of the interplay between the regulatory activity of the Financial Services Authority and the functions of the Serious Fraud Office, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, foreign law enforcement agencies and other domestic regulators.

James Bagge specialist legal advisor and "absolute leader" in the regulation of banking business joins QEB Hollis Whiteman.

Notable cases:

R v Wilson & another (2009)
The 'Cawston Park' alleged 'Extra Care' fraud
Paul Raudnitz


For more information on regulatory matters, please contact the clerks on 020 7933 8855 or