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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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FSLA Junior Lawyers: Introduction to Market Abuse – training session with Herbert Smith Freehills and junior networking

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A FSLA Juniors Lawyers’ training session and networking drinks at 6:30pm at Herbert Smith Freehills and online on Tuesday 19th April 2022

On behalf of the Financial Services Lawyers Association (FSLA) and Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF), we invite our junior members (students and those with less than 5 years’ post-qualification experience) to attend an introductory training session on market abuse conducted by Chris Ninan, Natasha Stevens, and Alexandra Fitzgerald from HSF.

The session will provide 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 presentation will be followed by drinks and canapés, giving our junior members the chance to re-connect in an informal and relaxed setting.

The event will take place at HSF’s offices (Exchange House, Primrose Street, EC2A 2EG) on Tuesday 19 April. Registration will be open from 6pm and the presentation will start at 6:30pm, followed by drinks at 7:30pm. The presentation will also be available to view live online – please see the below RSVP options.

If you wish to attend, whether in-person or virtually, please register via the applicable link below. If you select virtual attendance, you will be sent a link a few days beforehand. Please provide your RSVP for in-person attendance by Monday 11 April. If you have any queries or special requirements, please contact us at events@fsla.org.uk.

We look forward to seeing you on 19 April.

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Winners of the FSLA Essay Competition 2020

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We are delighted to announce the winners in FSLA’s annual essay competition, with this year’s competition receiving one of our largest number of entries ever.

Congratulations to William Wong, the winner of this year’s Chris Stallard Memorial Prize, who will receive £2,000.

Many congratulations also to second placed Vibudha Hebballi, and third placed Constantine Fraser.

Our judging panel of Professor Eva Lomnicka QC (hon), Upper Tribunal Judge Tim Herrington, and Sir William Blair QC were very impressed by the standard of all our entries this year.

FSLA is very grateful to all of the individuals who entered their work, as well as to the judging panel who reviewed all of the entries before selecting our worthy winner.

The top three essays are all available to read at the links below, with thanks to our winners who allowed us to share them.

Core Elements of Financial Services Regulation – Recording of Training Session with Herbert Smith Freehills

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On Tuesday 9 March 2021 the Financial Services Lawyers Association and Herbert Smith Freehills invited our members to attend a training session on the core elements of financial services regulation led by FSLA Advisory Board member and HSF Partner Chris Ninan.

The event was aimed at our junior members who have less than 5 years’ experience as the session went back to basics, stopping to consider why regulation is so critical and introducing the UK’s regulatory structure and legislation. The HSF presenters also discussed the importance of good governance, individual accountability and culture within firms. The session also briefly examined some of the most pressing areas of focus for the financial services industry in 2021.

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 fslalondon@gmail.com.

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FSLA Essay Competition 2020

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The Financial Services Lawyers Association is pleased to announce its annual essay competition.

The Essay Competition is now closed – Thank you to all those who entered, we will be in touch regarding the prize giving in the near future.

The title for this year’s competition is as follows:

Facebook (and other private companies) are better placed than central banks to issue and maintain stable currencies.”  Discuss

The purpose of the essay is to provide students with the opportunity to apply their studies to issues that are of particular relevance to the financial services industry and wider society.

Essays should be no longer than 1,500 words. The full competitions rules can be found at the link below.

Please submit your essay by Sunday 10 January 2021 to essay@fsla.org.uk.

We hope to present the prizes in early Spring 2021 at a reception attended by our members and the judges.

The Chris Stallard Memorial Prize (first prize) is £2,000. The runner up prize is £1,250. Third prize is £1,000.

Entrants are not required to be FSLA members, though free membership is offered to all law students.

FSLA Essay Competition 2020 Rules

FSLA Christmas Drinks 2019

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6pm onwards on Tuesday 17th December at the Reform Club, 104 Pall Mall

The Board and ExCo of the FSLA invite all members to the FSLA annual Christmas Drinks Party which this year is taking place in the Library of the Reform Club at 104 Pall Mall, SW1Y 5EW. The Reform Club is one of the finest Victorian buildings in the country, a palatial masterpiece by Sir Charles Barry that has remained largely unchanged since it was completed as a political club for supporters of the Great Reform Bill in 1832 which enlarged the franchise and granted seats in Parliament to large cities. The club is now apolitical, but given its historic origins and the fact of a General Election due to be held on 12th December, the ExCo considered it to be an apt venue for this year’s Christmas party.

For a map see https://www.reformclub.com/home/contact

If you are not a member of FSLA but would like to attend the event please email treasurer@fsla.org.uk to join.

You can register at the link below.

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FSLA Junior Lawyers Drinks Reception

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6.00pm on Wednesday 30th October at The Amicable Society of Lazy Ballerinas

FSLA will launch its series of 2019-2020 Junior Lawyer events by hosting a drinks reception at The Amicable Society of Lazy Ballerinas at 6.00pm, Wednesday 30th October.

The evening promises to be a relaxed meeting space for FSLA’s junior lawyer members.

The event is open to all corporate, individual and student FSLA members. Should you wish to become a member of FSLA, please visit our membership page or email treasurer@fsla.org.uk

Please register for the event below.

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Winners of the 2019 FSLA Essay Competition

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The annual FSLA essay competition winners were announced last week at the summer drinks.

Congratulations to Georgina Riley, the winner of this year’s Chris Stallard Memorial Prize, she will receive a six-week internship with the FCA and £1,500.

Many congratulations also to second placed Liz Kwok, and third placed Fiona Garrahan.

Our judging panel of Professor Eva Lomnicka, Judge Tim Herrington and Sir Ross Cranston were very impressed with the high standard of all of the submissions this year.

FSLA is very grateful to all of the individuals who entered their work, as well as to the judging panel who reviewed all of the entries before selecting our worthy winner.

The top three essays are all available to read at the links below, with thanks to our winners who allowed us to share them. The essays have been anonymised as per their request and the order that they have been added does not reflect the results of the competition.

Essay 1
Essay 2
Essay 3

FSLA Summer Drinks And Essay Prize Giving

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6.30pm on Tuesday 11th June at Norton Rose Fulbright

On behalf of the Financial Services Lawyers Association and Norton Rose Fulbright, we invite you to attend the prize giving for the annual essay competition followed by summer drinks, which (weather allowing) will be on Norton Rose Fulbright’s rooftop terrace overlooking the Thames.

The event takes place on 11 June 2019 at Norton Rose Fulbright from 6:30 p.m. with a short introductory talk on regulatory developments followed by prize-giving at 7 p.m.

The title of the essay competition is ““Senior people somehow manage to keep their fingerprints off the relevant documents”Is there now a fair and effective system of accountability for senior people in the financial services industry?” The Chris Stallard Memorial Prize (first prize) is a six-week internship with the FCA and £1,500. The runner up prize is £750. Third prize is £500.

FSLA is very grateful to the panel of judges for considering the entrants for this years competition, Professor Eva Lomnicka, Sir Ross Cranston and Upper Tribunal Judge Herrington.

We hope to see you on the 11 June 2019, please register below.

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FSLA Essay Competition 2019

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The Financial Services Lawyers Association is pleased to announce its annual essay competition.
The title for this year’s competition is as follows:

Senior people somehow manage to keep their fingerprints off the relevant documents

Is there now a fair and effective system of accountability for senior people in the financial services industry?

The purpose of the essay is to provide students with the opportunity to apply their studies to issues that are of particular relevance to the financial services industry and wider society.

Essays should be no longer than 1,500 words. The full competitions rules can be found on the FSLA website through the link below.

Please submit your essay by Tuesday 16 April 2019 to essay@fsla.org.uk.

Prizes will be presented on Tuesday 11 June 2019 at a reception generously hosted by Norton Rose Fulbright.

The Chris Stallard Memorial Prize (first prize) is a six-week internship with the FCA and £1,500. The runner up prize is £750. Third prize is £500.

Entrants are not required to be FSLA members, though free membership is offered to all law students.

FSLA Essay Competition 2019 Rules