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Julie Matheson is a partner in the Regulatory Team. Her expertise lies in advising professionals and professional services firms, particularly in the accountancy, audit and built environment sectors, on regulatory compliance, investigations and enforcement proceedings.
Julie assists clients with a range of regulatory issues, ranging from non-contentious advice on compliance with a regulator’s rules and procedures, to defending clients subject to regulatory investigations and prosecutions. She has particular expertise in advising auditors and audit firms in proceedings brought under the Financial Reporting Council’s) (“FRC”) Audit Enforcement Procedure (“AEP”), accountants and accountancy firms in respect of issues with their regulation by the FRC, ICAEW, ACCA, CIPFA or CIMA; insolvency practitioners in respect of IPA or ICAEW interventions; and built environment professionals and firms in relation to issues with professional bodies including RICS and ARMA. She has been described by the legal directories as:
“incredibly impressive”; “knowledgeable about complex financial regulatory issues”, and “personable, incisive and knows the factual area and legislation back to front”.
Julie gained her experience in representing regulatory bodies, for example the FRC, the IFoA and the HCPC, which provides her with a unique insight into a regulator’s mindset. This allows her understand the approach of the regulator, and to evaluate appropriate tactics and strategy when defending cases, with a view to achieving the best possible outcome for her client.
She also has significant experience in advising on and running internal and statutory investigations and reviews. She represented the FCA in the Davis Inquiry, a wide-scale inquiry into the way in which the FCA handled the launch of its 2014/ 2015 business plan, and the Connaught Review, which considered the FSA and FCA’s actions in regulating entitles linked to the Connaught funds.
Julie has been described as a “magnificent as a lawyer and an exceptional individual for support through very difficult circumstances”.
Her key strengths are her understanding of the whole regulatory process and her ability to provide objective and sound advice."
Chambers UK 2021, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession
Julie in an expert in financial services work."
Legal 500 UK 2021
supremely bright’ and ‘both personable and robust’
Chambers UK, A Clients Guide to the UK Legal Profession, 2020
The "incredibly impressive" Julie Matheson receives praise from market commentators who say she is "personable, incisive and knows the factual area and legislation back to front.”
Chambers UK, A Clients Guide to the UK Legal Profession, 2017
‘knowledgeable about complex financial regulatory issues’.
Legal 500 UK 2017
“I truly believe that having Julie Matheson represent me gave us the edge that we required to get the unbelievable result we did. She is magnificent as a lawyer and an exceptional individual for support through very difficult circumstances. Both myself and my wife are indebted to her."
A registered professional
Julie and Michelle have been outstanding in dealing with my case. They both understood the technical aspects of it well, which allowed them to give me the best legal and strategic advice
FCA regulated banker in FX sales
able to get to grips with technical issues quickly and is then able to present them in lay terms, which is a valued skill.
Chambers UK, A Clients Guide to the UK Legal Profession, 2016
...truly believe that having Julie Matheson represent me gave us the edge that we required to get the unbelievable result we did. She is magnificent as a lawyer and an exceptional individual for support through very difficult circumstances. Both myself and my wife are indebted to her.
AF – Registered dentist
Julie has twice constructed and presented training for the Disciplinary Pool of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, which involved drafting a complex case study and filming a mock disciplinary tribunal to provide delegates with guidance on law and procedure in a disciplinary tribunal setting. Feedback included:
"Thank you for organising such a successful and stimulating training event. I thought the case study was quite the best I have ever read and used"
“The training we received was perfectly tailored to our needs. It kept a diverse team engaged, we learned a great deal and it was a perfect mix of learning and active practice. Julie’s vast experience in disciplinary hearings also meant we could draw fresh ideas from current experience”.
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