Viewing: Regulatory for Gurprit Mattu

Gurprit advises and represents clients in regulatory matters. She is able to assist in providing advice, or representation at court and tribunals.
Gurprit has substantial experience prosecuting for several local authorities in London, on a range of regulatory matters: including education, health and safety, licensing, breach of abatement notices, animal cruelty, food hygiene regulations (both in respect of declaratory relief on a civil complaint and criminal breaches).
She has been instructed by individuals and companies requiring representation against local authority action in such matters. She is able to assist with trading standards matters too.
Gurprit has gained significant experience within financial services through being seconded to the Financial Conduct Authority and is familiar with FSMA 2000. She is familiar with the investigation and disciplinary process to the Regulatory Decisions Committee and Upper Tribunal.
She provided advice to HSBC Bank Plc, Global Markets for a number of years in their Early Neutral Evaluation process of derivative miss selling claims, in particular in the assessment of consequential loss claims. As part of that she was involved with tax assessments and awards.
Overseas and international
Gurprit was called to the BVI Bar in 2019, and still holds a current practicing certificate.
She worked in-house at a international law firm based in the BVI, working on large scale BVI company/commercial and trusts litigation for clients from multiple jurisdictions, including Russia, Switzerland, Hong Kong. Cases included Alfa Bank v Emmerson in the BVI Commercial Court, Wilton v AFS Trustee, a complex multi-jurisdictional trusts dispute. She also worked on local civil cases, in particular, she is familiar with probate matters.
Gurprit acted as junior counsel in Bowview Overseas Limited and Others, Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (2020), and in Asiyah Grant v Javier Maduro Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, in the Court of Appeal (2019). She is currently instructed in a multimillion cross border winding up matter and is instructed as junior counsel in IsZo Capital v Nam Tai & Others, an international multimillion shareholder dispute.
Gurprit has also advised in Jersey Trust disputes, and has spent time working on the Isle of Man on commercial and corporate fraud case.
Lanaguages
Punjabi and Hindi
Notable Cases
R v Red and Blue Trading (2014)
Gurprit successfully prosecuted a company for counterfeit Proctor and Gamble goods after a two week trial, for which she also settled a confiscation order.
Reported Cases
OFSTEAD v Durand Academy Trust [2019]
Gurprit acted as Junior Counsel in a Judicial Review case, for the Durand Academy at the Administrative Court and the Court of Appeal. The Administrative Court quashed OFSTEAD’s Report at first instance finding that the absence of any ability effectively to challenge the Report rendered the Complaints Procedures unfair. The Court of Appeal overturned the decision.
Appointments
Lincoln’s Inn Bar Rep Committee Member (2018 - present) - Representing Hall on the Finance and General Purposes Committee
Lincoln’s Inn Hampel Advocacy Tutor (2017 - present) - Gurprit also teaches from time to time at BPP law school
Awards
Peter Millet Award
Pegasus Scholarship
Memberships
International Bar Association
Financial Services Lawyers Association
Surrey and South London Bar Mess
Qualifications
LLB Aberystwyth University
MA Kings College, London
Diploma in International Corporate Governance and Compliance

Latest News & Publications

In a landmark ruling the UK Supreme Court unanimously decided that insurance policies providing business interruption insurance...

Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2021
No5’s Gurprit Mattu details the Financial Conduct Authority's rules for the banning of derivatives and Exchange Traded Notes that reference unregulated transferable cryptoassets....

Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2020
On 31 October 2020, the ban on repossession proceedings comes to an end. Approximately 1.8 million people have taken a deferral on a mortgage, and the second period of deferral is now coming to an end. Lenders may commence or continue with possession proceedings if appropriate....

Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2020