Legal 500 Awards Nominations 2022

We are delighted to share that 4 Pump Court has been shortlisted in 10 categories at The Legal 500 2022 Awards. Junior of the year – Luke WygasConstruction and Energy junior of the year – James BowlingConstruction and Energy set of the yearConstruction and Energy silk of the year- Sean Brannigan QCFinancial Services and Insurance junior of the year – James […]

6th July 2022

James Purchas and Rebecca Keating successful in substantial pension mis-selling FCA case

The Upper Tribunal handed down its judgment on Wednesday 4 May in the case of Page & Ors. V Financial Conduct Authority. James and Rebecca represented the successful Financial Conduct Authority in its case against 5 individuals involving the transfer of more than 1,500 retail customers’ pensions totalling more than £60 million, which was invested […]

6th May 2022

James Purchas and Daniel Khoo represent FCA in important CoA case clarifying FSMA s. 21

The Court of Appeal handed down its judgment this morning in the case of Financial Conduct Authority v Skinner & Ors. The case involved the unlawful promotion of shares to retail investors in Our Price Records Limited. The Financial Conduct Authority sought relief from the directors of the company and those involved in the marketing […]

25th March 2022

The perils of unregulated introductions – postscript to Adams v Options SIPP after Avacade

Introduction In a previous article , we discussed in detail the judgment of the Court of Appeal judgment in Adams v Options UK Personal Pensions LLP [2021] EWCA Civ 474. In that case, an unregulated introducer was held to have carried out the regulated activity of making arrangements with a view to a person buying or […]

24th September 2021

Who’s Who Legal Rankings 2021

We are delighted to have been ranked in the Who’s Who Legal 2021 Guides. Those below have been recognised for their expertise in the following areas: Arbitration Nicholas Vineall QC – National Guide Rachel Ansell QC – National Guide Civil Fraud Nigel Tozzi QC – National Leader Construction Sean Brannigan QC – Global Guide and […]

4th June 2021

Adams v Options SIPP: the perils of unregulated introductions

Introduction The Court of Appeal’s recent judgment in Adams v Options UK Personal Pensions LLP [2021] EWCA Civ 474  has the potential to have very significant implications for “execution-only” SIPP providers and others in the regulated sector who accept clients brought to them by unregulated introducers. If the unregulated introducer oversteps the mark and undertakes […]

2nd June 2021

James Purchas and Daniel Khoo successful for FCA in £3.6m unauthorised share scheme

On 6 May 2020 the High Court handed down judgment in The Financial Conduct Authority v Skinner and ors [2020] EWHC 1097 (Ch), a claim by the FCA relating an unauthorised scheme. The unlawful scheme involved the sale of shares in Our Price Records Limited (“OPR”) in 2014 and 2015. OPR was promoted as a commission earning […]

11th May 2020

Civil Appeals: Principle & Procedure 2nd Edition Published

We are pleased to announce that the second edition of Civil Appeals: Principle and Procedure has been published. Written by Sean O’Sullivan QC, Lynne McCafferty, James Purchas and James Leabeater, Civil Appeals is an authoritative and detailed guide to the practice and procedure for bringing civil appeals at all levels of the appellate courts. Further […]

18th September 2015

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