Profile submitted by Mark Fell
Commercial chancery, with a particular specialism in financial services. Notable cases: HMRC v Smart  BPIR 1329 (use of EU mutual assistance directive in insolvency); Koksal v FCA  CTLC 201 (financial services authorisation); PDHL v FCA  UKUT 130 (TCC) (Tribunal power to suspend); FCA v HFO  UKUT 0118 (AAC) (transfer of consumer credit regulation to FCA); EP Barrus v HMRC  UKUT 449 (TCC) and  (customs union reference to the European Court of Justice); HMRC v Ben Nevis  STC 2157 and  WTLR 1 (mutual assistance treaty between the UK and South Africa); Atlas v HMRC  STI 2664 (VAT exemption case); Pius v Land Registry  EWHC 2217 (Ch) (judicial immunity from suit); HMRC v Ali  STC 42 (existing cause of action requirement for freezing orders); HMRC v Harris  STI 3429 (status of tax assessments in the High Court); OFT v Compensation Professionals  UKFTT 240 (GRC) (public interest immunity). Notable advisory projects: advising a major banking group on aspects of the retail/investment bank ring fencing regime; advising on three multi-billion pound building society M&A transactions during the financial crisis; and advising on a clearing bank’s account terms and conditions in the run up to the overdraft charges litigation.
ChBA, COMBAR, FSLA.
Called 2004. Attorney General’s A Panel (2017-); B Panel (2013-2017); C Panel (2009-2013).
Co-editor of Wurtzburg & Mills Building Society Law (looseleaf); co-author of Retail Mortgages: Law, Regulation and Procedure (2013).
Born 1979. Undergraduate, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (MA Cantab, Double First). Scholar of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Postgraduate, the London School of Economics (MSc Lond, Distinction). Denning and Mansfield Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn. Trustee of one of the large London homeless charities.