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FSLA Essay Competition 2020

The Essay Competition is now closed – Thank you to all those who entered, we will be in touch regarding the prize giving in the near future.

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

The title for this year’s competition is as follows:

Facebook (and other private companies) are better placed than central banks to issue and maintain stable currencies.”  Discuss

Please submit your essay by Sunday 10 January 2021 to

The rules can be found here.

FSLA Law School Visits

FSLA also arranges for financial services lawyers to visit law schools to talk about different types of work within the sector. Students are encouraged to look at our events pages to find out about these law school visits as well as other social events, lectures, workshops and presentations you may want to attend.

Winners of the FSLA Essay Competition 2020

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We are delighted to announce the winners in FSLA’s annual essay competition, with this year’s competition receiving one of our largest number of entries ever.

Congratulations to William Wong, the winner of this year’s Chris Stallard Memorial Prize, who will receive £2,000.

Many congratulations also to second placed Vibudha Hebballi, and third placed Constantine Fraser.

Our judging panel of Professor Eva Lomnicka QC (hon), Upper Tribunal Judge Tim Herrington, and Sir William Blair QC were very impressed by the standard of all our entries this year.

FSLA is very grateful to all of the individuals who entered their work, as well as to the judging panel who reviewed all of the entries before selecting our worthy winner.

The top three essays are all available to read at the links below, with thanks to our winners who allowed us to share them.

“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)