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Financial Regulatory Disputes lawyers

As a financial services business, the daily challenges you face in doing business in a highly regulated, cost pressured environment mean you need advisers who have an unparalleled understanding of the regulators’ expectations, how they apply to your business and are commercial, practical and resourceful.

Our financial regulatory disputes team has represented firms and individuals in over 400 investigations brought by the FCA and the PRA (and their predecessors) as well as overseas regulators across the retail and wholesale sectors and is known for its success in keeping clients out of enforcement.

They provided an excellent, very partner-led, personable service.
Chambers UK, 2015

We have been involved in advising clients on all of the most significant regulatory matters of recent times including governance, retail misselling, client money, PPI, financial crime controls, LIBOR, FX, IRHPs complaints handling, consumer credit, mortgage lending and claims by the FSCS.

We also advise clients on handling s166 skilled person reports, past business reviews, making regulatory notifications, carrying out internal investigations and in responding to supervisory and thematic visits and regulatory enquiries as well as dealing with the Financial Ombudsman Service.

First class for handling complex regulatory matters for clients across the industry.
Legal 500 UK, 2014

Helping you identify and manage risk in order to avoid the reputational damage and cost of a potential dispute is an essential part of the value we offer. We offer reviews of your procedures and controls, and bespoke training sessions for your senior managers and staff. You are also invited to our regular seminars covering in-demand topics such as the Senior Persons Regime, Treating Customers Fairly, complaints handling and market abuse.

 
Will Anderson
Will Anderson
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Will Anderson is a partner in CMS's UK Dispute Resolution Group advising clients on a wide range of English law commercial disputes. His work often involves bringing and defending claims for breach of...
Alex Denslow
Alex Denslow
Part­ner
Head of the CMS Insurance Group
United Kingdom, London
Alex Denslow is Head of the CMS Insurance Group. In this position, he leads an international team of 100 specialist lawyers.He is a recommended partner in Chambers and Legal 500 for insurance / reinsurance...
Mark Grant
Mark Grant
Part­ner
Head of Pensions
United Kingdom, London
Mark Grant is a partner who heads the CMS Pensions team. He joined the firm as a trainee in 1990 and specialised in pensions law since qualifying in 1992. He became a partner in 1999 and is now the Head...
Colin Hutton
Colin Hutton
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Colin Hutton has over 25 years' experience in dispute avoidance and resolution. He is dual qualified and advises on both English and Scots law matters, including litigations, arbitrations and mediations...
Graeme MacLeod
Graeme MacLeod
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Graeme MacLeod is a partner in our Disputes Team in CMS Edinburgh, which is recognised as a market leader in Scotland.  He specialises in commercial litigation and professional negligence claims, and...
Alison McHaffie
Alison McHaffie
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Alison McHaffie is a partner in the Financial Services and Products Team specialising in all types of contentious regulatory and governance matters.She qualified at CMS in 1995 and has over 25 years of...
Simon Morris
Simon Morris
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Simon Morris has been a partner in the firm’s Financial Markets team since 1988, having joined the firm in 1980 and qualified as a solicitor in 1982.He advises a wide range of UK and overseas financial...
Guy Pendell
Guy Pendell
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Guy Pendell is a versatile commercial disputes partner based in London. He has been a partner since 2005 and has over 20 years’ experience handling corporate/commercial disputes arising all over the...
Tim Sales
Tim Sales
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Tim Sales is a disputes partner, assisting businesses to navigate contentious scenarios with other businesses, Governments, regulators and public bodies, through both formal and informal dispute resolution...
Geoff Tan
Geoff Tan
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Geoff qualified into CMS’s Insurance & Reinsurance Group in London in 2010.Geoff has extensive experience of advising insurers in the Financial Lines sector. In particular, he advises on coverage issues...