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Competing agendas? How the FCA, PSR and CMA plan to work together
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • March 4 2015

In mid-February, the UK investment and corporate banking sector braced itself for yet another regulatory investigation, as the FCA announced its plans


Crestfallen claimants: High Court upholds bank disclaimers in claim for negligent advice
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • October 31 2014

In the latest in a line of court rulings upholding disclaimers, the High Court, in the recent case of Crestsign v NatWest & RBS, held that, as a


Project Innovate: an incubator for growth?
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • October 29 2014

The FCA launched its new Innovation Hub yesterday, with the aim of fostering support to businesses looking to benefit consumers in the financial


RICS UK valuation commission report
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • January 24 2014

Today sees the launch of the RICS UK Valuation Commission Report. The report, written by Dr Oonagh MacDonald CBE, is the culmination of several


Bitcoin: "real world" currency or speculative investment?
  • RPC
  • Hong Kong, United Kingdom
  • January 23 2014

Much has been made of the few "real world" outlets that will accept payment in Bitcoins, like the Pembury Tavern in Hackney, law firms Nesenoff &


Beyond the headlines some positive developments for depositors
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • July 3 2015

The PRA has today announced the existing level of deposit protection (£85,000) will be reduced to £75,000 after 31 December 2015. The FSCS currently


Complaints handling: key amendments announced by the FCA
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • August 7 2015

Our recent blog highlighted the key changes made to DISP rules by the ADR Directive. The FCA has since published the responses to its complaints


Legal advice privilege: does it extend to factual information?
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • December 17 2015

The High Court has ruled that legal advice privilege is not restricted to actual legal advice but can extend to factual information exchanged between


Financial Litigation roundup - Winter 2015
  • RPC
  • Hong Kong, Singapore, United Kingdom
  • December 17 2015

The High Court clarified the duties owed by financial institutions when providing regulated investment advice and conducting subsequent reviews of


Beyond night and day: the importance of causation
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • May 27 2015

In order to succeed in a claim for professional negligence, a claimant must establish that the professional owed him a relevant duty of care, that