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Andrew Maguire

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Outer Temple Chambers (Chambers of Michael Bowes QC, Christopher Gibson QC and Andrew S)




Andrew Maguire is noted for a strong background in commercial and regulatory banking disputes and a strong track record in mis-selling claims.

Andrew is an acknowledged expert in Banking and Financial Services disputes; he successfully acted alone for the respondent in the Court of Appeal case of National Merchant Buying Society v Bellamy [2013] EWCA Civ 452; [2013] 2 All E.R. (Comm) 674, which is the current authority on “all moneys” personal guarantees. Andrew is regularly instructed on various cases involving mis-selling of financial investments and pension products (such as group actions involving Keydata, Arch Cru, Sterling Mortimer and Harlequin); some of which have involved judicial review applications and Group Litigation Orders and cross-border claims.

Andrew is recognised as possessing a detailed knowledge of the Financial Services and Markets Act (2000) and the regulatory regime and is regularly is instructed in matters relating to the impact of the FCA rules on civil claims and individuals and entities subject to FCA investigations, both domestic and multi-jurisdictional. He has extensive experience of advising investors, investment advisors and others in relation to investment schemes and other perimeter matters. 

Andrew was instructed on the judicial review of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme’s decision to levy £32 million on independent financial advisers, which is reported as R (on the application of ABS Financial Planning Ltd and others) v Financial Services Compensation Scheme Ltd reported at [2012] 2 BCLC 267.

Andrew’s reported cases include acting for the bank in a claim relating to duties of disclosure on a without notice freezing injunction [Cole v National Westminster Bank [2014] EWHC 992 (Ch)] and the interface between regulatory duties and enforceability of contracts under sections 19 and 26 of FSMA 2000 on Regulated Mortgage Contracts [see appeal at Personal Touch Financial Services Ltd v Simplysure Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ 461]. Andrew regularly acts in freezing injunction cases involving banking and financial services issues and recently, in the case of Hewlett Packard Enterprises v Peter Sage [2017] EWHC 66, at [13], Jay J. praised Andrew for his “measured and realistic submissions”.

London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Leading Juniors

Andrew Maguire - Outer Temple ChambersHe has an excellent eye for detail, and has a good entrepreneurial style to his practice which often allows deals to be done where they otherwise would not.

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Financial services regulation

Within: Leading Juniors

Andrew Maguire - Outer Temple ChambersHe has shown excellent knowledge and ability to apply complicated facts to the regulatory regime and case law.

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