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Solicitors' practice areas

Financial services

Since the financial meltdown of 2008, and given the ongoing fluctuations in stock markets across the globe, financial services specialists must surely be some of the busiest lawyers in town. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, the covid-19 pandemic and various financial scandals, there is always lots going on in this area. Financial services includes a mix of contentious and non-contentious work and refers to the laws and regulations that govern investment banks, hedge funds, investment advisers, consumer finance businesses and much more. You could find yourself working on a major M&A deal, confidentiality and non-compete clauses, private equity co-investments, outsourcing agreements and debt finance.