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.