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 Panel Event: Brexit – What now for financial services?

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An online panel event at 9.30am on Wednesday 21st April 2021

On behalf of the Financial Services Lawyers Association (FSLA), we invite our members to attend an online event from 9:30am to 11am on Wednesday 21 April 2021 considering risks and opportunities for the financial services industry in a post-Brexit world.

The speakers will include:

  • Thomas Donegan, Shearman & Sterling;
  • Jonathan Herbst, Norton Rose Fulbright;
  • Michael Kent, Linklaters; and
  • Penny Miller, Simmons & Simmons.

If you wish to attend please register on the link below.

If you are not a FSLA member but would like to attend the event please contact treasurer@fsla.org.uk.

We look forward to hosting you on 21 April.

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Trends in Enforcement 2021 – A FSLA and Blackstone Chambers Seminar

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An online seminar at 9.30am on Wednesday 17th March 2021

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’ event, which this year will be run as a webinar. The webinar will be held on Wednesday 17 March, 9.30am to 11am.

The webinar will comprise of a panel discussion chaired by Javan Herberg QC, Blackstone Chambers, that will also feature:

  • Thomas Baudesson, Partner, Clifford Chance, Paris;
  • Andrew George QC, Blackstone Chambers;
  • Helen Marshall, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld;
  • Patrick Meaney, Head of Enforcement, Dubai Financial Services Authority; and
  • Mark Steward, Director of Enforcement and Market Oversight, Financial Conduct Authority.

During the 90 minute webinar, the speakers will discuss the latest trends and current thinking on how to tackle some of the most difficult enforcement issues facing those working in the financial services sector. Log in to the webinar will open at 9am on 17 March, with the webinar beginning promptly at 9.30am. It will conclude with an audience Q&A session that will finish by 11am.

We look forward to welcoming you on 17 March.

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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)