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

Chambers of George Bompas QC
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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 £45m 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 BuildingsAlways provides practical advice and is able to provide insight into how the FCA will approach matters.