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Twelve o’clock high: court upholds “tail-gunner” clause and awards success fee to former financial adviser

United Kingdom - June 4 2010 In Seymour Pierce Limited v Grandtop International Holdings Limited 2010 EWHC 676 (QB) Mr Justice Eady upheld a "tail-gunner" clause in a financial adviser's engagement letter and awarded a success fee to the financial adviser after its former client completed a takeover of Birmingham City Football Club (with a different adviser) and even though its original retainer had been terminated....

Martin Scott, Glenn Hall.

The six-month time limit

United Kingdom - May 31 2010 The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has published an online technical resource note that explains the "six-month time limit" for referring complaints to it....

Jonathan Herbst, Charles Evans, Peter Snowdon.

Avoiding corruption risks in the city: the Bribery Act 2010

United Kingdom - May 31 2010 The City of London Corporation has published a report prepared by Transparency International which is entitled Avoiding Corruption Risks in the City: The Bribery Act 2010....

Jonathan Herbst, Charles Evans, Peter Snowdon.

The Queen’s Speech - BBA comment

United Kingdom - May 31 2010 The British Bankers' Association (BBA) has issued a short press statement on the Queen's Speech....

Jonathan Herbst, Charles Evans, Peter Snowdon.

The small firms financial crime review

United Kingdom - May 31 2010 In April 2008, the FSA launched a major thematic project which was aimed at establishing the extent to which small firms across the financial services industry addressed financial crime risks in their businesses....

Jonathan Herbst, Charles Evans, Peter Snowdon.