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Jeremy Barnes
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Jeremy Barnes is one of the leading accountancy, broking and financial services lawyers in the insurance sector.

Jeremy specialises in dispute resolution for clients involved in civil claims and regulator interventions, misselling scandals and professional indemnity matters. 

Having trained at a leading London insurance firm, he set up and led their Bristol insurance practice, which became one of the pre-eminent practices outside of London. He, and a number of colleagues, joined RPC in 2012 and Jeremy now leads the office.

Directory quotes

Jeremy Barnes is known for his indemnity work with respect to clients in the financial services sector. He is increasingly active in pensions-related work. -  Chambers UK 2019

Head of department Jeremy Barnes is considered by sources to be a prominent figure, especially in the financial services market. One client comments: "He has an enormous breadth of knowledge of financial services, as well as robustness and commerciality." He is particularly renowned for his work on claims against accountants and brokers. - Chambers UK 2018

Practice head Jeremy Barnes continues to receive outstanding feedback from market commentators, who highlight his ability to "deal with extremely complex, quite frustrating cases and guide you through them very well, in a calm, assured manner." He is particularly well regarded for his expertise in claims against financial services professionals. -  Chambers UK 2017

"Recommended" - Legal 500 UK 2016

"Jeremy Barnes maintains his superb reputation for advising on professional negligence matters in the financial services industry, in particular claims against accountants and brokers. He receives praise from clients, who note that "he gives sound commercial advice that is really backed up with sound legal knowledge of the area"'"- Chambers UK 2016

"Recommended" - Legal 500 UK 2015

"Pre-eminent for his work on claims involving IFAs and other financial professionals" - Chambers UK 2015

"Recommended" - Legal 500 UK 2014

"Client interviewees say he is "very clever," whilst peers also praise his litigation skills" - Chambers UK 2014

Relevant work

Involved in most of the recent financial misselling scandals including Keydata, Arch Cru, Structured Products and Geared Teps

Advising IFAs and their insurers in relation to both civil claims and regulator interventions, including FSA imposed product reviews

Advising accountants and their insurers in relation to regulatory and disciplinary matters including references to AADB

Advising on all manner of professional indemnity matters ranging in value from a few thousand to over 50 million pounds