About The Authors
Gregory Treverton-Jones QC
Greg Treverton-Jones QC specialises in regulatory issues concerning solicitors, and is co-author of successive editions of The Solicitor’s Handbook as well as being an editor of Cordery on Legal Services. He has appeared in many of the leading cases on the topic, both for the SRA and Respondent solicitors. He has been described in Chambers & Partners as the leading defence advocate in solicitors’ disciplinary cases. He has advised many firms of solicitors on the creation of ABSs, the referral fee ban and the new funding arrangements introduced by the Jackson reforms
Gregory Treverton-Jones QC is recommended in Chambers & Partners 2015 for Professional Discipline and Administrative & Public Law and the Legal 500 2014 for Regulatory work.
Alison Foster QC
Alison Foster QC’s practice consists of public and administrative law with particular involvement in regulation and indirect tax. Prior to taking silk she was Treasury Panel counsel for 12 years. She gained experience of the insurance industry in her early practice developing expertise in Public Law, Regulation and Tax at the highest levels. She acts for and against public bodies, industry regulators, financial advisors, commercial entities and organs of state. She has advised and litigated on the incidence of tax in a variety of commercial settings including insurance and financial transactions, public bodies, and disputes subject to arbitration in other jurisdictions. Her cases are concerned with a wide range of subjects, including financial regulation, pharmaceuticals, the rights of individuals, and the powers and duties of public bodies. Her advocacy work predominantly involves statutory construction, European Law and Human Rights.
Her judicial work has involved the general run of Chancery business including trusts, companies and property. She is particularly recommended for her advocacy.
Saima has a commercial regulatory practice and is recommended in the directories in three areas including Financial Services. She read Law at Oxford, where she was President of the Law Society (2001).
She prides herself on excellent client service (“extremely user friendly, fast, efficient and extremely bright”, Legal 500) and on her depth of legal knowledge. She is the co-author of Tribunal Practice, the most comprehensive work on the Tribunal System, and a contributor to Phipson on Evidence, the Financial Services volume of Atkins Court Forms and the Butterworth’s Financial Regulation Service. She is also the co-editor of the newly published edition of Disciplinary and Regulatory Proceedings (a full publication-listing is below).
She has a particular expertise in financial services, covering both contentious and non-contentious matters (“Her advice is detailed, thorough, commercially focused and client-friendly. She has great knowledge of the FS industry and is very approachable and responsive;” Chambers & Partners 2014). She has represented clients at all levels, from internal committees such as the Regulatory Decisions Committee of the FCA, right through to the Court of Appeal. She represented the claimant in a ground-breaking victory against the FCA, cited as “one of the most headline-grabbing cases of its kind for many years” (Chambers & Partners) and voted one of the top 10 cases of the year (PLC), and is currently representing the former CEO of bond distribution company Catalyst in the Upper Tribunal.