Mr Charles Marquand > Chambers of George Bompas KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of George Bompas KC
4 Stone Buildings


Well-known as specialist, advising on a wide range of complex financial services related/regulatory issues, UK & overseas, and foreign governments. Also undertakes contentious work. Notable cases: Needler Financial Services v Taber (pensions review test case); Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency v Dresdner Bank (equitable set-off against bank account); Eurosure Investment Services v FSA (whether exercise of FSA’s own-initiative power ‘proportionate’); FSA v Pace Microtechnology (breach of listing rules), FSA v Evolution Beeson Gregory (first market manipulation case); FSA v Anderson, Peacock & Pruthi (deposit-taking/collective investment scheme – £115m involved); R (Yalland & Wilding) v. Sec. State for Exiting EU (whether Parliamentary consent necessary for UK to leave EEA)


Called 1987. Initially practised at chambers of JJ Rowe QC, then worked as legal adviser at HM Treasury dealing with wide range of financial services issues and related areas (inter alia drafting legislation, negotiating and implementing EU directives). 1996: Returned to the Bar.

Publications of note: ‘Halsbury’s Laws: Corporations’ 4th ed, ‘Halsbury’s Laws: Money’ 4th ed, ‘Butterworths Practical Insolvency: Part VII Companies Act 1989’, ‘Tolley’s Company Law: Investor Protection, Companies and the FSMA 2000’. Contributor, ‘Annotated Companies Acts, OUP’, contributor to ‘Civil Appeals’ Sweet & Maxwell.




Chancery Bar Association; COMBAR; Financial Services Lawyers Association; Chartered Arbitrator (CIArb); Northern Irish Bar; French Bar (Paris).


City of London School; Oxford University (MA Hons); City University (MA Law).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Financial services regulation

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Charles Marquand4 Stone Buildings ‘Charles has an excellent grasp of the whole spectrum of financial services regulation, coupled with invaluable insight into how it all works in practice. He provides sound, commercial advice and is able to convey his advice in simple, client friendly terms. He is friendly and approachable and is a go-to adviser on complicated financial services matters.’