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Financial Services Advice & Representation


Clarke Barnes have proven expertise in helping clients who run into difficulties in the complex world of Financial Services Litigation and Regulation. Our Consultant Stephen Gilchrist’s specialist knowledge in this difficult area is well known both as practitioner and commentator, and we act for consumers and financial services professionals with Regulatory problems. The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 is complicated and technical, and not easily understood by either consumers who have a legitimate complaint, or often by professionals who are authorised by the Act.


We are adept at recovering money for investors who have been mis-sold financial products. Our partners are also highly-skilled at protecting individuals and organisations targeted by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), particularly in allegations of conducting unauthorised investment activity on the grounds their business model amounts to a Collective Investment Scheme. The consequences of an adverse finding may be devastating and criminalise the business. We engage in litigation with the FCA on behalf of clients, including defending injunctions and freezing orders obtained by the FCA without notice. We act for authorised business and persons in ‘fit and proper person’ issues, and in Market Abuse cases.