FSLA arranges a number of training courses
and social events for junior lawyers.

FSLA Workshops

FSLA Workshops – which take place once a year – are designed for junior lawyers to get up to speed with new areas of law and practise. Workshops have a relaxed atmosphere and all speakers are experts on their subjects.

FSLA Junior Lawyers Group

The FSLA Junior Lawyers Group is run by members of the executive committee who are themselves junior lawyers. All law students, trainees and pupils, as well as junior solicitors and barristers with an interest in financial services law are encouraged to attend the group’s social events around the City.

FSLA Essay Competition 2023

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The Financial Services Lawyers Association is pleased to announce its annual essay competition.

The title for this year’s competition is: “Can the risks and opportunities of AI in financial services be managed by fine-tuning existing regulation, or is a new approach required?

The purpose of the essay competition is to provide students, trainees, and pupil barristers with the opportunity to apply their studies to issues that are of particular relevance to the financial services industry and wider society. 

Essays should be no longer than 1,500 words, and the deadline for entries is midnight on Friday 6 October 2023.


The Chris Stallard Memorial (First) Prize: £1,500 and a legal internship at the FCA

Second Prize: £750

Third prize: £500

We hope to present the prizes at FSLA’s winter social event.  In any case, winners will be notified by the end of 2023.

There is no requirement that entrants be FSLA members; however, free membership is offered to all students.  Please email fslalondon@gmail.com for further details.

The full rules for the competition, including submission details, can be found here.

“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)