McMeel and Virgo On Financial Advice and Financial Products

Hardcover | December 13, 2014

EditorGerard McMeel, John Virgo

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Now in hardback, this comprehensive work covers the legal and regulatory environment in which claims concerning sales of and advice on financial products for individuals and businesses are brought and defended. Fully updated to explain the impact of the twin peaks regulation under the Financial Services Act 2012, the book analyses the role of the Financial Conduct Authority and considers its activities to date. The book covers both statutory claims and traditional "professional negligence" claims based oncontract and tort against financial advisers, brokers, other intermediaries and product providers. Also included in this third edition is a new chapter on consumer credit, considering the transfer of responsibility for the consumer credit regime from the Office of Fair Trading to the Financial Conduct Authority.This is the leading work on professional negligence in the financial services field and is an essential reference tool for all those who advise on bringing or defending such claims.

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Now in hardback, this comprehensive work covers the legal and regulatory environment in which claims concerning sales of and advice on financial products for individuals and businesses are brought and defended. Fully updated to explain the impact of the twin peaks regulation under the Financial Services Act 2012, the book analyses the ...

Gerard McMeel is Professor of Commercial Law at the University of Manchester and Barrister at Guildhall Chambers, Bristol, and Quadrant Chambers, London. John Virgo is Barrister at Guildhall Chambers, Bristol.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:1088 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.98 inPublished:December 13, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198705956

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PART I: The Industry and Regulatory Context1. The Legal and Regulatory Framework2. The UK Regulatory FrameworkPART II: Causes of Action3. Unregulated Financial Services and the Impact on Transactions4. Breach of Statutory Duty5. Claims in Contract6. Misrepresentation and Duties of Disclosure7. Negligence8. Equitable Claims: Fiduciary Obligations, Undue Influence, and UnconscionabilityPART III: Intermediaries and Financial Promotion9. Intermediaries10. Financial PromotionPART IV: Standards of Conduct11. Standards of Conduct: Overview12. Standards of Conduct for Investment Advice, Stockbroking, and Portfolio Management ('COBS')13. Regulated Collective Investment Schemes14. Standards of Conduct in General Insurance Business15. Standards of Conduct in Mortgage Lending and AdvisingPART V: Deposit-Taking and Consumer Credit Conduct of Business16. Conduct of Business for Banks, Other Deposit-Takers and Payment Services Providers17. Regulation of Consumer Credit Business by the Financial Conduct AuthorityPART VI: Remedies18. Remedies19. Accessing Compensation: The FrameworkPART VII: Bringing and Defending Claims20. Proving Liability and Loss: Use of Experts21. Claims Investigation and Presentation22. Defending Claims23. DefencesPART VIII: Financial Services and Solicitors24. Financial Services and Solicitors