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EG 6.5 1Publicity during, or upon the conclusion of civil action

EG 6.5.1

1Civil court proceedings nearly always take place in public from the time they begin. Therefore, civil proceedings for an injunction (see chapter 10) or a restitution order (see chapter 11), for example, will often be public as soon as they start.

EG 6.5.2

1The FCA considers it generally appropriate to publish details of its successful applications to the court for civil remedies including injunctions or restitution orders. For example, where the court has ordered an injunction to prohibit further illegal regulated activity, the FCA thinks it is appropriate to publicise this to tell consumers of the position and help them avoid dealing with the person who is the subject of the injunction. Similarly, a restitution order may be publicised to protect and inform consumers and maintain market confidence. However, there may be circumstances when the FCA decides not to publicise, or not to do this immediately. These circumstances might, for example, be where publication could damage confidence in the financial system or undermine market integrity in a way that would be prejudicial to the interests of consumers.