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2015 Essay Competition Rules

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1. Essays must be submitted by midnight GMT on Friday 20 March 2015 to with ‘Essay 2015” in the subject line. No entries after this date will be accepted for the competition. The organisers accept no responsibility for delivery or for subsequent safekeeping of any essay entered for the competition. 2. The essay competition is open to all: Individuals…

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FSLA 2015 Student Essay Competition

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The Financial Services Lawyers Association (FSLA) is pleased to announce the title of its annual student essay competition. Competition vs Regulation: Could there come a time when truly competitive markets no longer need FCA rules? This competition aims to provide a platform for students and trainee practitioners (trainee solicitors and pupils) to research and discuss a topic under legal and…

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FSLA Christmas Drinks. 16th December from 6pm

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You are invited to join Richard Hitchcock QC, FSLA Secretary, for festive drinks at Outer Temple Chambers on Tuesday the 16 December 2014 from 6pm onwards. This year’s guest speaker is Graham Nicholson, who will say a few words about his time as the Bank’s of England’s Chief Legal Adviser and an Adviser to the Governor, a role he has held since 2009. ...

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“In the end, our financial system only works – our market is only free – when there are clear rules and basic safeguards that prevent abuse, that check excess, that ensure that it is more profitable to play by the rules than to game the system. And that’s what these reforms are designed to achieve – no more, no less. Because that’s how we will ensure that our economy works for consumers, that it works for investors, that it works for financial institutions – that it works for all of us.”

(Barack Obama, at the signing of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act)

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