We assist individuals and businesses under investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) into alleged insider dealing or market abuse.
Since taking over from its predecessor organisation, the FSA, the last couple of years has seen the FCA step up its activity considerably. It is pursuing more allegations of financial misconduct than ever before. One of the last steps taken by the FSA was to win a case in the Supreme Court which permitted it to prosecute insider dealing as a money laundering offence, with chilling implications for individuals in the financial industry. Recently there has been a marked increase in findings against companies and individuals, with substantial fines and confiscation orders being imposed.
In such circumstances, expert advice is vital. The team at Hickman & Rose has acted or advised in a wide range of such cases. We have specialist skills in this area and we are ideally placed to give expert legal advice on how to respond both in the short term and in the course of what are sometimes protracted proceedings.