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We’re one of the largest financial institutions teams outside of the City, with the confidence to deliver strong relationships and value. 

In a sector that spans the man on the street through to complex virtual transactions it stands to reason, our clients need a legal team with an innovative approach and years of experience.

We work hard to be different from other firms. To understand that organisations in the financial services industry – whether retail banks, investment banks, fund managers, mutuals, financial advisers, platforms, or their suppliers and channel partners - need a legal team that can translate complex requirements and present solutions that anticipate changes to come. A team that will look at things with ambition and insight, seeking out opportunities for growth. 

Spanning all aspects of financial products, distribution, operations, treasury, governance, compliance, employment law, procurement and facilities, we use our deep and broad industry experience to balance commercial and regulatory needs. Our legal experts provide clear plans of action for day-to-day business, as well as tailored direction on more complex, strategic initiatives - whether transactional acquisitions and procurement or transformational change.

What matters most to us, however, is that you know you can trust us to provide an utterly unique service, every day of every year. This means looking at every problem you face as your partner. For us, your objectives are key to our approach. We don’t view solutions in terms of legal disciplines. We listen to what you want to achieve, ask the right questions and help you to get the right solution. 

"They have a strong commercial and practical sense as well as legal know-how."

"They understand the commercial aspects that concern banks and are therefore very efficient, which makes them easy to work with."

"They are always commercial and pragmatic in the solutions they offer. They are extremely professional and they work hard in assisting the clients in achieving the outcomes and meeting deadlines."

"Their advice has a good level of commerciality." 

Chambers 2017

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What we do

We have experience in the following areas:

  • Asset and securities services
  • Affinity arrangements
  • Banking
  • Bilateral and LMA based club transactions
  • Capital markets
  • Compliance and perimeter guidance
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Commercial contracts
  • Cross-class claims defence
  • Data protection
  • Derivatives
  • Employment
  • Finance and restructuring (asset, project, property)
  • Fintech and Insurtech
  • IP and trade mark issues
  • IT and outsourcing
  • Litigation
  • Pensions
  • Product/policy advice
  • Real estate
  • PRA and FCA regulation and compliance.

Sector expertise

We have expertise across a range of sectors including:

Examples of work

  • Advising an international bank on the migration of banking services from two acquired banks to its platform, including in relation to payment services and the operation and maintenance of an ATM and point of sale network.
  • Advising on, negotiating and drafting a number of large securities fund services client contracts for a global bank, and providing governance services consisting of the management of its EMEA portfolio of those contracts.
  • Assisting a Friendly Society on its strategy and changes in relation to the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) and drafting revised terms of business with distributors.

Other clients include: Old Mutual Wealth, The Post Office, HSBC, Richmond Group and Santander UK.