Who’s Who

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Advisory Board

Tim Aron Minerva Chambers
Elizabeth Barrett Executive Counsel and Director of Enforcement, Financial Reporting Council
Sir William Blair Chairman of the Bank of England Enforcement Decision Making Body and 3 Verulam Buildings
Michael Bowes KC Outer Temple Chambers
Sonya Branch General Counsel, Bank of England
Margaret Chamberlain Travers Smith LLP
Carlos Conceicao Clifford Chance LLP
Simon Dodds Shearman & Sterling LLP
Adam Epstein Mishcon de Reya LLP
Charles Evans Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
Javan Herberg KC Blackstone Chambers
Jonathan Herbst Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
Judge Timothy Herrington Upper Tribunal (Tax & Chancery Chamber)
Graham Huntley Signature Litigation LLP
Michael Kent Linklaters LLP
Farhaz Khan KC 3 Verulam Buildings
Richard Lissack KC Fountain Court
Professor Eva Lomnicka Professor of Law, King’s College, London
Sean Martin Regulatory Adviser to the Board, Blenheim Chalcot
Tracey McDermott Standard Chartered PLC
Penny Miller Simmons & Simmons LLP
Sidney Myers Asserson Law Offices
Chris Ninan Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Andrew Onslow KC 3 Verulam Buildings
Michael Raffan Freshfields LLP
Mark Steward Executive Director – Enforcement & Market Oversight, Financial Conduct Authority
Professor Sarah Worthington Downing Professor of the Laws of England, Trinity College, Cambridge
Nathan Willmott Ashurst LLP
Polly James Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Executive Committee

Oliver Assersohn (Secretary) XXIV Old Buildings
Henry Reid (Treasurer) Outer Temple Chambers
Maral Farsi-Nazemi Societe Generale S.A.
Katie Fry-Paul Travers Smith LLP
Sara George Sidley Austin LLP
Olibhia McGinley (Regulatory liaison to the ExCo) Financial Conduct Authority
Chris Ninan (Advisory Board liaison to the ExCo) Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Zeena Saleh Dentons LLP
Natasha Stevens Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Adam Temple 3 Verulam Buildings
Ian Weinstein Brown Rudnick LLP
Claire Wallace Hickman & Rose LLP
Jake McQuitty Eversheds Sutherland LLP
Lilian Small Punter Southall LLP
Iain Sheridan Grant Thornton LLP
Kathryn Williams Clifford Chance LLP
Alexandra Khan (Administrator) Hickman & Rose LLP

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Lilian Small (Chair) Punter Southall LLP
Oliver Assersohn XXIV Old Buildings
Maral Farsi-Nazemi Societe Generale S.A.
Katie Fry-Paul Travers Smith LLP
Sara George Sidley Austin LLP
Chris Ninan Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Alexandra Khan (Administrator) Hickman & Rose LLP
Charlotte Pope-Williams 3 Hare Court
Nigel Cledwyn

About Us

FSLA provides a forum for the open exchange of views and the dissemination of knowledge and ideas relating to financial services law and regulation. It creates opportunities for financial services lawyers to meet each other at a variety of educational and social events which take place throughout the year. The aim of FSLA is to foster co-operation between the various financial services stakeholders including lawyers and policy experts in industry, academia, regulators and government. FSLA is run by an Executive Committee which receives regular advice and guidance from our Advisory Board.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Mission Statement

FSLA aims to promote equality, diversity and inclusion through sustained action to support:

1. An inclusive culture – encouraging a diverse membership at all levels of the organisation which champions a range of skills, experience, knowledge, perspective and varied backgrounds;
2. Education – supporting a range of educational resources for our current and future membership at all stages of their career development and to support social mobility;
3. Access – providing an environment and resources which are accessible to all members, including proactively supporting members with disabilities or other access issues; and
4. Sponsorship – supporting initiatives that provide education and opportunities to future lawyers from disadvantaged backgrounds and/or circumstances.

FSLA also supports the efforts of its membership and the wider legal profession to recruit, develop and retain a diverse range of talent within the profession.

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Contact us

Postal address:
c/o Sam Carter
Outer Temple Chambers
222 Strand
London WC2R 1BA

For any general enquiries please contact fslalondon@gmail.com

To contact the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee please contact EDI@fsla.org.uk

β€œIn advising your clients…look beyond the legal technicalities that might seem to allow a firm to ‘get away’ with something – to a question of what the outcomes of the business are likely to be for consumers, the market and the wider economy.”(Hector Sants, Speech to FSLA)