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Sarah Clarke KC secures significant costs order against the FCA in the long running Whitestone and Seiler v FCA Upper Tribunal case

17th November 2023

Representing Louise Whitestone, Sarah Clarke KC successfully argued that the FCA had acted unreasonably in its conduct of the Tribunal proceedings. Sarah was instructed by Subir Desai of CDS Mayfair.

The Tribunal also included stern criticism of the FCA’s conduct following the substantive hearing, and suggested that the Upper Tribunal costs rules should be reviewed.

The costs decision can be read here.

Sarah won Responsible Leader of the Year at the Women and Diversity in Law Awards 2023. This is in recognition of her contribution to the development the Vulnerable Witness Programme and as Director of South Eastern Circuit Advanced International Advocacy Course as well as her work as King’s Counsel and a Recorder. It was announced in January that Sarah had been appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge.

Read more about her practice here.

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