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.

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

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 will be an in-person event only, held under the Chatham House Rule.

If you wish to attend please register via the link below. If you have any queries or special requirements, please contact us at

We look forward to seeing you on 23 June.

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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

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