Caroline Hunter-Yeats > Simmons & Simmons > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Simmons & Simmons
CITYPOINT
ONE ROPEMAKER STREET
LONDON
EC2Y 9SS
England

Position

Caroline is a financial markets litigation specialist with a particular focus on wealth management firms and complex products sold to high net worth investors. She also regularly advises on the contentious regulatory aspects of the FCA’s product and distributor governance in the retail structured products and asset management sectors. Caroline has been recognised in the major UK directories for a number of years as a leading individual in banking litigation, dispute resolution and professional negligence disputes. In 2009 Caroline was seconded to the wealth management division of a major bank where she headed up their litigation function. This has given her an in-depth insight into the challenges faced by in house counsel and how external lawyers can best support them.

Career

Trained Simmons & Simmons 1997; qualified 1999; admitted as a solicitor-advocate (all higher courts) 2003; partner 2008.

Education

University of Oxford (Jurisprudence).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail

Simmons & Simmons‘ practice ‘has excellent industry-leading knowledge‘. It is focused exclusively on contentious work for financial institutions, asset managers and hedge funds, and combines expertise in financial markets litigation, investigations, and financial crime. Representative work includes LIBOR, EURIBOR, FX benchmarking, and major product mis-selling claims. Tim Boyce is financial markets litigation practice head, Richard Bunce is ‘able to see the big picture and advise on strategy‘, Ed Crosse is a ‘tremendous commercial litigator‘, and Alexander Thavenot is ‘responsive to client demands and has an impressive strategic handle on matters‘. Other widely respected partners include senior partner Colin Passmore, as well as Robert TurnerCaroline Hunter-Yeats, Robert Allen and Paul BakerJoanna Pearson relocated to the London office from Singapore, and Adam Brown and Elizabeth Williams were promoted to the partnership.