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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.

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

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On Tuesday 9 March 2021 the Financial Services Lawyers Association and Herbert Smith Freehills invited 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 event was aimed at our junior members who have less than 5 years’ experience as the session went back to basics, stopping to consider why regulation is so critical and introducing the UK’s regulatory structure and legislation. The HSF presenters also discussed the importance of good governance, individual accountability and culture within firms. The session also briefly examined some of the most pressing areas of focus for the financial services industry in 2021.

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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