John Gilbert#1710

John Gilbert

John Gilbert has specialised in the law relating to friendly societies and other mutual insurers since the late 1980's. He is a former partner at Hogan Lovells where he now acts as a part-time consultant alongside providing advice to friendly society clients through his consultancy company, M&G Advisory Services Limited, which he runs in partnership with Richard Martin, formerly of the FCA.

John has been involved in most of the major developments affecting the mutual insurance industry in recent years including Project Chrysalis and Mutual Deferred Shares. He advises on portfolio transfers, transfers of engagements, rule amendments, corporate governance and general regulatory matters.

John is a member of the Regulation Committee of the Association of Financial Mutuals.
Contributed to


The registration and regulation of friendly societies
The registration and regulation of friendly societies
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides an overview of the registration requirements of friendly societies under the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) registration process, the Friendly Societies Act 1974 (FSA 1974) and the Friendly Societies Act 1992 (FSA 1992). The Practice Note also considers how friendly societies that provide insurance are regulated.

Practice Areas


  • Contributing Author

Qualified Year

  • 1987


  • Association of Financial Mutuals


  • B.A., Wadham College, University of Oxford (1973)
  • M.A., Wadham College, University of Oxford (1976)

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