Financial services regulation and litigation are core areas of practice for Blackstone Chambers, sited at the intersection of Chambers’ commercial and public law expertise. Members of Chambers have extensive regulatory and litigation experience acting for and against a wide variety of regulatory authorities, corporations and individuals, both in England and Wales and overseas. This includes acting in relation to FCA/PRA regulatory investigations and decisions in cases before the regulators and Upper Tribunal; in judicial reviews of regulatory action; and in commercial and chancery claims involving breaches of the Financial Services and Markets Act and banking litigation more generally. It also involves dealing with a wide range of other regulators such as the Takeover Panel, LME, Financial Ombudsman Service, pensions regulators and ombudsmen, accountancy regulators and a wide range of overseas regulators.

Areas of expertise include market authorisations and approval, listing rules, market abuse and insider trading, financial promotions, collective investment schemes, disclosure, retail mis-selling, wholesale market investigations and enforcement (eg Libor and ForEx), pensions, professional negligence; and the impact of the Human Rights Act on regulatory rules and action.  Members of Chambers also act as mediators and expert witnesses in financial services disputes, and regularly publish in the field.

Financial Services experience

  • Public and Regulatory

Financial Services barristers

Queen's Counsel

Juniors 10+ years

Clerks

Staff