Back to overview

Solicitors' practice areas

Financial services

Since the financial meltdown of 2008, financial services specialists must surely be some of the busiest lawyers in town. This area of legal practice includes both non-contentious and contentious elements. The former involves advising financial services clients on the myriad regulations that affect their sector. Of late this has involved a great deal of work in relation to capital requirements and the implementation of Basel III rules. When things go wrong, the lawyers are called in to guide a client through, for example, an investigation into reporting failures, alleged insider dealing or money laundering.