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Christopher Snell - Banking, Finance & Financial Regulation

Former adjudicator at the Financial Ombudsman Service [“FOS”], dealing with FOS jurisdiction under the Financial Services and Makerts Act [“FSMA”] to adjudicate upon banking and insurance markets.

Broad range of work across the banking, finance and financial regulation spectrum.

Recent instructions include:

       i.         Acting as junior Counsel [led by David Berkley Q.C.] in a claim for £8m+ arising out of the sale of an embedded derivative product by a well know retail bank;

      ii.         Advising Duff & Phelps, as joint liquidators of an unregulated collective investment scheme [The Connaught Income Fund, Series 1 v Capita Financial Mangers Limited & Blue Gate Capital Limited], on certain discrete aspects of its claim against the Defendants.

See further:

https://www.moneymarketing.co.uk/capita-settles-connaught-claims-18-5m/

https://www.fca.org.uk/news/news-stories/connaught-income-series-1-fund-%E2%80%94-update-investors

    iii.         Acting as sole Counsel for BNY Mellon in a claim relating to alleged failures to comply with the Data Protection Act;

     iv.         Acting as sole Counsel for HSBC Bank in a number of cases relating to the enforcement of securities;

      v.         Acting as sole Counsel for RBS in the recovery of aged facilities [limitation and acknowledgment of debt].

QUALIFICATIONS

·       BVC (Outstanding); The College of Law, London
·       Certificate of Honour (Middle Temple)
·       Jules Thorn Scholarship (Middle Temple)
·       LLB (Hons), The University of Birmingham

MEMBERSHIPS

·       Property Bar Association
·       Treasury Solicitors’ Baby Barristers Panel