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Harvey Knight

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With nearly 30 years' experience, including 6 years advising the Financial Services Authority and their senior management, Harvey leads the Financial Services Regulatory Group. Harvey advises leading individuals, senior executives and owner-managers on how to handle their personal and corporate relationships in internal investigations and externally with other regulated firms and individuals, the regulators and other civil and criminal enforcement agencies as well as any related potential civil and criminal litigation.

His practice is centred on regulatory permissions, supervisions and enforcement investigations involving the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Prudential Regulatory Authority ('PRA), the UK Listing Authority ('UKLA'), the Takeover Panel, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales('IAEW') and the Payments Services Regulator ('PSR'), as well as civil and criminal cases involving the High Courts, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the National Crime Agency (NCA) and overseas regulators such as the SEC and NY Fed.

In the last decade Harvey has been responsible for the first successful judicial review of the FCA (which established the principle of joint legal privilege in regulatory investigations), the first settlement with the PRA for a UK bank's CEO and this year, the unprecedented overturning of a FCA ban of a senior banker.