The Court of Appeal has denied an application for permission to appeal an Upper Tribunal’s decision from 2013 which found Mr Jeffrey, the applicant for permission, guilty of a serious lack of integrity in breach of principles 1 and 4, imposed a penalty of £150,000 and made a prohibition order against him. Mr Jeffrey advanced various arguments, centred round the fact that the chair of FCA’s Regulatory Decisions Committee at the time it heard his case was subsequently employed by the Upper Tribunal, and had shared an office there with the judge who heard his case. He asserted a number of reasons that various stages of the process had been biased against him. The Court of Appeal held none of these were well founded. (Source: Court of Appeal denies Jeffrey permission to appeal)