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.

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

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An online event at 6:00pm on Tuesday 9th March

On behalf of the Financial Services Lawyers Association and Herbert Smith Freehills, we invite 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 talk will take place online on Tuesday 9 March 2021 at 6:00pm – 7:30pm.

The event is open to all but would be most beneficial to our junior members who have less than 5 years’ experience as the session will be going back to basics, stopping to consider why regulation is so critical and introducing the UK’s regulatory structure and legislation. We will also discuss the importance of good governance, individual accountability and culture within firms. Looking ahead, we will examine some of the most pressing areas of focus for the financial services industry in 2021.

If you wish to attend please register on the link below. Once registered you will be sent a link to attend the online event a few days beforehand.

We look forward to seeing you on 9 March.

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Trends in Enforcement – A FSLA and Blackstone Chambers Seminar

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6pm on Tuesday 3rd March 2020 at the Royal Society of Arts

On behalf of the Financial Services Lawyers Association (FSLA) and Blackstone Chambers, we would like to invite you to attend our annual ‘Trends in Enforcement’ seminar on Tuesday 3 March, 6-8pm, to be followed by a drinks reception. The panel will be chaired by Javan Herberg QC, Blackstone Chambers, and will include:

  • Andrew George QC, Blackstone Chambers
  • Ali Sallaway, Partner and Co-head of Global Investigations Practice, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Mark Steward, Director of Enforcement and Market Oversight, Financial Conduct Authority
  • Caroline Wayman, Chief Ombudsman and Chief Executive, Financial Ombudsman Service
  • Tom Spender, General Counsel, Litigation, Regulatory and Competition, Lloyds Banking Group

During the 90 minute seminar, the speakers will discuss the latest thinking on how to tackle some of the most difficult enforcement issues facing those working in the financial services sector. The seminar is being held at the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), 8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ.

Registration will be from 6pm with the talks starting promptly at 6.30pm. We very much hope that you will also be able to join members of Blackstone Chambers for a drinks reception after the seminar.

We look forward to seeing you on 3 March.

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