Jill Lorimer

Partner

Criminal Litigation | Financial Regulatory Litigation

"She is able to have clear, straightforward conversations in highly sensitive situations."

Chambers UK 2021

"...a complete star…a consummate professional…extremely capable and hard-working"

A Client

Jill is a partner in Kingsley Napley’s Financial Services Group and has an extensive track record in advising firms and individuals facing regulatory and criminal investigations by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Having had the benefit of a 12 month secondment at the Criminal Prosecutions Team at the FCA, Jill has particular insight into the organisation’s approach to the investigation and prosecution of serious financial offences.
 

Jill advises firms from across the breadth of the regulated sector on the authorisation process, on registration under the Money Laundering Regulations and on supervisory issues. When an authorised firm discovers an internal fraud or other misconduct which may have regulatory implications, it is important that swift and decisive action be taken to address the issue and to satisfy the regulator that all appropriate steps have been taken. Jill has particular expertise in advising firms who are, or who may be, under the scrutiny of the FCA to take a proactive approach to head off potentially adverse action.

Jill advises senior managers and certified persons caught up in investigations into potential breaches of FCA Rules and Principles. She has vast experience in advising individuals - both within and outside the regulated sector - who are facing investigation and / or prosecution by the FCA for criminal offences, and has particular expertise in representing those being prosecuted for insider dealing, including two clients who faced insider dealing charges in large, complex prosecutions. Both were acquitted on all counts.

Jill also advises individuals in respect of applications to hold senior manager or certified person roles and those whose approved status is at risk. She has advised upon applications to vary or revoke prohibition orders and assisted numerous financial professionals in retaining their regulated status and maintaining their careers in the sector.

More generally, Jill has a broad fraud practice and has involvement in many of the largest Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigations.  She has advised many individuals, both overseas and in the UK, facing potential section 2 / compelled interviews by the SFO, and ensures that they are fully supported throughout that process.

Jill has considerable experience in conducting internal investigations on behalf of corporates, public authorities and other organisations, with particular experience in the regulated financial sector. 

Cyber-crime forms an increasing part of Jill’s practice. She specialises in advising individuals and corporates facing investigation or prosecution for cyber-related offences, including computer-enabled fraud, malicious communications, data protection breaches and other forms of computer misuse. Jill has written and spoken widely on cyber-crime and has a particular interest in the regulatory and criminal aspects of cryptoassets.

what clients have said

"...a complete star…a consummate professional…extremely capable and hard-working."

"...an absolute life-saver."

Thank you for taking on this case and for your resilience which led to a successful outcome".

 

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Publications, Press Highlights & Speaking Engagements

 

Jill Lorimer has huge experience in the cross-over between financial crime and financial services regulatory work."

Legal 500 UK 2021

A key part of this department; never hogging the limelight, she is the oil in the engine of the team."

Legal 500 UK 2020

...is  a partner with great knowledge of the industry."

Legal 500 UK 2020

A very hard-working and approachable solicitor."

Legal 500, 2018

...not only incredibly professional, but also clear, concise, helpful and very understanding during what has been an extremely difficult period for all concerned."

A Client

You have worked tirelessly on my case, never missed a step and managed me brilliantly."

A Client

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Blogs

Time’s up: Deadline passes for crypto firms to register with the FCA

First anniversary of the extension of the Senior Managers & Certification Regime

Fitness and propriety investigations: practical considerations

FCA issues new guidance on fitness and propriety assessments in the financial services sector

The new cryptoasset promotions consultation: widening the perimeter of FCA regulation

Business Plan 2020-21: FCA remains vigilant to potential misconduct

FCA has its knuckles rapped in Upper Tribunal costs decision

FCA sharpens focus on crypto cowboys

ICO secures first prosecution under Computer Misuse Act

Cryptocurrencies: the new face of economic crime?

Bringing cryptocurrencies in from the cold

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies – regulation on the horizon to combat cyber-crime?

FCA sounds warning on retail CFD market

New amendments to FCA/PRA decision-making practice and procedure from 1 March 2017: partly contested cases and abolition of stage 2 and 3 settlement penalty discounts

FCA uses criminal powers for first time against alleged unlicensed lender

New FCA Chief seeks to redefine mission of the organisation

How will the Financial Conduct Authority adapt to the post-Brexit landscape?

National crime survey – cyber crime central to uplift in fraud

Insider trading: the new market abuse regime

Will Court of Appeal ruling force FCA to re-think its use of its name and shame powers?

Is the FCA’s use of skilled persons reports on the wane?

FCA identify cyber-crime as key risk driver in new business plan

NCA launch high-profile strike against cyber-criminals

FCA targets financial crime in new business plan

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