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.

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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Personal responsibility in the financial services industry

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6pm on Thursday 28th November at Lincoln’s Inn Old Hall

The Financial Services Lawyers Association and XXIV Old Buildings will be hosting a panel discussion on “Personal responsibility in the financial services industry”.

Joined by speakers from XXIV Old Buildings, our panel will include:

  • Upper Tribunal Judge Herrington;
  • Tracey McDermott CBE, Standard Chartered (Group Head, Corporate Affairs, Brand & Marketing, Conduct, Financial Crime and Compliance);
  • Carlos Conceicao, Partner, Clifford Chance;
  • Stephen Moverley Smith QC, XXIV Old Buildings.

The panel will be introduced by Oliver Assersohn, XXIV Old Buildings and FSLA ExCo Member.

During the seminar, the speakers will each discuss an aspect of this important topic following which the audience will have the opportunity to ask the panel questions.

We very much hope that you will be able to join members of XXIV Old Buildings for a drinks reception after the seminar.

The event is being held at the Old Hall, Lincoln’s Inn, London WC2A 3QB (https://www.lincolnsinn.org.uk/visit-us/) and is taking place on Thursday 28 November.

Registration will be from 6 p.m. with the talks starting promptly at 6.30 p.m.

Please register for the event below.

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“On both the prudential and conduct side, we thought that simple rules and principles would suffice to deliver good results…We now know the limits of those assumptions and we need to design new approaches.”

(Adair Turner)