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

Chambers of George Bompas QC
4 Stone Buildings


Barrister specialising in financial services law and regulation. Regularly advises on application of financial services law and regulation, including to foreign governments, as well as appearing before regulatory tribunals.

Important cases: National Provident Institution in Clarion Ltd v NPI (fax switching); Needler Financial Services v Taber (test case on compensation for pensions mis-selling); PNC Telecom plc v Thomas (member requisition); Eurosure Investment Services Ltd v FSA (whether FSA intervention ‘proportionate’); Saudi Arabia Monetary Agency v Dresdner Bank AG (bankers’ right of set-off); FSA v Evolution Beeson Gregory (first market manipulation case); FSA v Pace Micro Technology (breaching of listing rules); FSA v Anderson, Peacock, Pruthi (alleged unlawful deposit-taking £115m involved); R (Yalland & Wilding) v. Sec. of State for Exiting EU (whether Parliamentary consent necessary for UK to leave EEA).


Called 1987, Inner Temple; practised at chambers of John Rowe QC 1988-93; legal adviser at HM Treasury dealing with financial services and company law issues 1993-96; practised at the bar from 1996 to date; 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.




Chartered arbitrator (CIArb); accredited mediator.


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 BuildingsVery quick to grasp issues and understand background, he has an encyclopaedic knowledge of relevant legislation.

4 Stone Buildings has several silks and juniors with a strong grounding in financial services regulatory law. Members regularly represent clients before the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) Regulatory Decisions Committee and the Financial Services & Markets Tribunal. Charles Marquand is especially strong on the advisory side, providing strong support to clients in the public and private sectors. On the contentious side, Jonathan Crow QC has been involved in several offshore-related regulatory cases. Sharif Shivji QC, who recently took silk, John Brisby QC, and Alastair Tomson also all have noteworthy track records in this area.