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Advocacy at the Upper Tribunal – a FSLA and Herbert Smith Freehills panel event

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A FSLA and Herbert Smith Freehills panel event on Thursday 23rd June at 6:45pm hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills

On behalf of the Financial Services Lawyers Association (FSLA) and Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF), we invite our members to attend a panel event on advocacy at the Upper Tribunal, chaired by Chris Ninan and Natasha Stevens from HSF.

We are delighted to welcome:

  • Judge Timothy Herrington, Upper Tribunal (Tax & Chancery Chamber)
  • Saima Hanif QC, 3 Verulam Buildings
  • Farhaz Khan QC, 3 Verulam Buildings

to our panel to discuss experience and strategies from both perspectives.

Following the panel discussion, we hope you will join us and the panellists for a drinks reception.

The event will take place at HSF’s offices (Exchange House, Primrose Street, EC2A 2EG) on Thursday 23 June. Registration will be open from 6:30pm and the panel discussion will start at 6:45pm, followed by drinks at 7:45pm. This will be an in-person event only, held under the Chatham House Rule.

If you wish to attend please register via the link below. If you have any queries or special requirements, please contact us at events@fsla.org.uk.

We look forward to seeing you on 23 June.

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FSLA Junior Lawyers Training: Recording of Introduction to Market Abuse session with Herbert Smith Freehills

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On Tuesday 19 April 2022 the Financial Services Lawyers Association and Herbert Smith Freehills invited our junior members to attend a training session on market abuse led by FSLA Advisory Board member and HSF Partner Chris Ninan.

The session provided an overview of the civil and criminal market abuse regime in the UK and do a deeper dive into some of the key concepts, and will finish with a look at the regulators’ enforcement action in this area.

The event was very informative and would be of great interest to our junior members who were unable to attend.

Registered FSLA members can view the recording of the session below. If you wish to become a member or need to confirm your username, please contact secretary@fsla.org.uk.

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Group Litigation in Financial Services – A FSLA and 3VB Seminar

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A FSLA and 3 Verulam Buildings seminar on Tuesday 3rd May at the Reform Club and online

On behalf of the Financial Services Lawyers Association and 3VB we would like to invite you to attend our forthcoming event on Group Litigation in Financial Services.

Chaired by Peter de Verneuil Smith QC of 3VB, with speakers from:

  • Lisa Lacob of 3VB
  • Matthew Marsh, Former Chief Master in the Chancery Division, now Mediator and Arbitrator at Three Stone Chambers
  • Andrew Hill, Partner at Fox Williams LLP
  • Chris Bushell, Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

The seminar will discuss legal and practical issues around group litigation in the financial services context, followed by an opportunity for the audience to ask questions.

This is both an in-person and online event, which will be taking place at the The Reform Club, 104 Pall Mall, St. James’s, London, SW1Y 5EW. Registration will open at 5:30pm, with the seminar commencing at 6pm. Please choose how you would like to attend using the ticket options below.

Members of 3VB would be pleased if you would join them and the panellists for a drinks reception following the seminar.

If you have any queries ahead of the event, please contact us at events@fsla.org.uk.

We look forward to seeing you on 3 May.

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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)