FSLA 2014 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.

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 policy debate in the industry.

‘Pay day’ lenders charging 1000% interest are best controlled by competition not regulation: discuss.

Essays should be no longer than 1,500 words. For the full rules please click FSLA-Essay-Competition-Rules-2014,

Please submit your essay before Friday 07 March 2014 to with ‘Essay Competition 2014’ included in the subject.

The competition will be judged by: Tim Herrington, Mr Justice Cranston and Professor Eva Lomnicka

The Chris Stallard Memorial Prize (First Prize) is £1,500 plus a six week internship at the FCA (two weeks with the Regulatory Decisions Committee, two weeks with the Enforcement Division, and two weeks with the General Counsel’s Division). Second prize is £500. Third prize is £250.

Entrants need not be FSLA members, although students are entitled to free FSLA membership. To join, please email

FSLA Jnr Lawyers Drinks Reception, Wednesday 18th December 2013

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In conjunction with Steinbach & Syer, FSLA will launch its series of 2014 Jnr Lawyer events by hosting a drinks reception at their gallery space at 6.30pm, Wednesday 18th December. FSLA is also pleased to invite Aspiring Solicitors, an organisation which provides aspiring solicitors with free academic and careers advice.

The event will be held in the showrooms of Steinbach & Syer, an art agency concerned with promoting and selling the work of London’s most exciting emerging artists. The evening promises to be a relaxed meeting space for FSLA’s junior practioners and student members.

To attend, please register for the event at the following link here.

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

To learn more about the Aspiring Solicitors join Aspiring Solicitors on Facebook.
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FSLA & Social Mobility Foundation Charity Dinner – Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, Thursday 30th January 2014

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FSLA is pleased to announce that it will host a charity dinner in aid of the Social Mobility Foundation (SMF) to take place on the evening of 30th January 2014 at One Moorgate Place, London.

Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, will give the keynote speech this year.

The cost of a table seating 10 is £2500. All proceeds will go to the SMF.

If your firm is interested in attending please contact Farhaz Khan (

About The SMF

The SMF exists to support high-achieving young people from low-income backgrounds into the top universities and professions. We do this by providing a holistic programme of support encompassing internships, mentoring, university application support and skills development.

For more information about the SMF please go to

The inaugural charity dinner

Nick Clegg, MP, Deputy Prime Minister, gave the keynote speech at the inaugral FSLA/SMF charity dinner, which was attended by a select number of FSLA corporate members including Berwin Leighton Peisner, Clifford Chance, Freshfields, Norton Rose and Slaughter and May, and 3 Verulam Buildings, Blackstone Chambers and Outer Temple Chambers. It was also attended by senior lawyers from the Bank of England, the FSA and a number of banks. The event raised over £17,000 for the SMF.

For more information about the event go to .