Breaches of the Financial Services & Markets Act 2000

The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA) is the governing piece of legislation in the regulation of financial services and markets. It lays down the foundations of the legal regime for business operating in financial services and financial markets and sets out the role and powers of the industry’s regulators, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA).  Since its ratification, the Act has been amended considerably by Financial Services Act 2012 and the Bank of England and Financial Services Act 2016. The Act also covers penalties for market abuse and other disciplinary measures

Owing to the complexity of the rules in this field, there is a significant risk that duties can be misunderstood or overlooked which could have long-standing implications for businesses and their employees. We provide specialist guidance for individuals and businesses under investigation for FSMA breaches and are regularly instructed to act for clients facing allegations of FSMA breaches.

Bright Line Law is a barrister law firm led by Jonathan Fisher QC, one of the UK's leading barristers in white collar crime cases and provides specialist advisory, advocacy, litigation, policy and strategic services. If you require specialist advice on avoiding allegations of an FSMA breach, or if you are under investigation, contact Jonathan Fisher QC directly at or another member of our team or telephone us on + 44 (0)203 709 9470.

Jonathan Fisher QC
Lead Counsel

Telephone + 020 3872 2852

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