The majority of FSLA members are practitioners in the financial services
sector. Here are some things we do that will be of interest to you:

FSLA Work and Social Events

Financial services law practitioners can find details of events directly relevant to their work on our events pages. Please also check these pages for information about social events such as our Christmas and Summer drinks.

FSLA Pro Bono

FSLA operates a pro bono scheme which provides legal representation (experienced solicitors and barristers from amongst our members) for individuals and firms due to appear before either the Regulatory Decisions Committee of the FCA or the Upper Tribunal.

FSLA Social Mobility Scheme

In conjunction with the Social Mobility Fund (SMF), FSLA members host A-level students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are performing well academically and have an interest in law. The students spend time in the High Court, chambers and law firms.

FSLA Publications

FSLA contributes a quarterly article by a member or members in the Butterworth’s Journal of International Banking and Financial Law (JIBFL) called ‘FSLA View’. Members are encouraged to contribute articles and should contact the Executive Committee with proposed topics.

Enforcement trends: an international perspective – a FSLA and XXIV Old Buildings panel discussion

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A FSLA and XXIV Old Buildings online panel event on Friday 29 July from 1pm to 2.30pm

On behalf of the Financial Services Lawyers Association (FSLA) and XXIV Old Buildings, we invite our members to attend a panel event discussing enforcement trends from an international perspective.

We are delighted to welcome our panel:

  • Mark Steward, Executive Director of Enforcement and Market Oversight, Financial Conduct Authority
  • Fiona Paddon, Associate Director, Dubai Financial Services Authority
  • Aki Corsoni-Husain, Partner, Harneys, London
  • David Brownbill QC, XXIV Old Buildings
  • Oliver Assersohn, XXIV Old Buildings

The event will take place online on Friday 29 July starting at 1pm. If you wish to attend, please register via the link below.

We look forward to welcoming you on 29 July.

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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 and online

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 event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.

We are happy to confirm that the event will still be going ahead in person. However, noting the planned train strikes, the event will now also be available to join remotely.

If you wish to attend online, 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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(Adair Turner)