Financial Services Law – FCA v W H Ireland Ltd 22/2/16

The FCA found that W H Ireland Ltd had failed adequately to install systems and controls for the prevention of market abuse or detection. The FCA imposed a fine of £1.2 million and imposed a restriction preventing W H Ireland Ltd from taking on new clients in its corporate broking division for 72 days. The restriction was imposed because W H Ireland Ltd had failed to address issues identified in a FCA appointed Skilled Person report.