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Financial litigation roundup - Summer 2014
  • RPC
  • Hong Kong, United Kingdom
  • June 24 2014

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the German financial markets regulator, BaFin, are currently investigating manipulation of the “London gold


Has the FOS decided Lehman's collapse was not foreseeable; or is that too remote a hope?
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • July 15 2014

Nearly six years have elapsed since we first saw the iconic photographs of Lehman Brothers' employees filing out of the former bank's worldwide


First reported interest rate swap mis-selling claim crumbles
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • January 29 2013

Interest rate hedging products are sold in a variety of forms swaps, caps, collars and structured collars, to name but a few. Their objective is to


Deal or no deal: FOS recommends taking legal advice following Clark v In Focus
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • March 13 2014

Reacting to the decision in Clark v In Focus, FOS has updated its technical notes to help guide complainants who might have previously sought to top


FOS leaving way open for consumers to seek top-up compensation on complaints, despite court closing “loophole”
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • September 8 2014

Financial services companies put at disadvantage as claimants allowed second bite of the cherry; consumers warned court costs could eat up


Breaching the perimeter twice could be enough to be ‘by way of business’
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • June 1 2012

The Court of Appeal has held that an individual who accepted deposits on two separate occasions, that were over 18 months apart, may be liable to conviction for carrying on an unauthorised regulated activity, contrary to the general prohibition (s.19 and 23 FSMA 2000


Good news for the insurance industry
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • July 13 2007

In a recent decision on two linked cases (Bunney v Burns Anderson Plc & Anor and Cahill v Timothy James & Partners Limited), the High Court held that the Financial Ombudsman Service may not make a binding award requiring a redress payment in excess of £100k


FSA enquiry evidence no longer remains confidential
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • July 9 2007

A Court of Appeal ruling has caused uproar and may have jeopardised the FSA’s capacity for gathering information


Class actions in the UK - the Financial Services Bill
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • March 22 2010

D&O and PI insurers could face an increase in high-value claims if the Financial Services Bill, currently at the Committee Stage in the House of Lords, is adopted


Misselling of leveraged notes: not a marginal call
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • April 16 2013

In Al Sulaiman v Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited the Commercial Court considered a claim for breach of duty in recommending investments