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FLA Educational Event – Crypto Currencies & Fraud – Wednesday 21 March 2018

We are delighted to invite you to the FLA’s next educational event at 23 Essex Street at 6pm on Wednesday 21 March 2018.

The educational topic is crypto currencies and fraud.

The speakers will be:-

 –       Dr Eva Micheler, Associate Professor (Reader) in Law at LSE

–        Jill Lorimer, criminal partner at Kingsley Napley LLP

–        Will Christopher, civil partner at Kingsley Napley LLP

Topics covered will include:-

–        How Bitcoin and distributed ledger/blockchain technology works

–        How it connects to legal questions about the holding and transfer of securities

–        How crypto currencies are currently being used in furtherance of fraud

–        What challenges crypto currencies pose from a regulatory and a criminal defence perspective

–        The difficulties in identifying parties to a transaction

–        Where the fraudster has weaknesses

–        Jurisdiction problems

This event is free for FLA members only.  Limited places available, allocated on a first come first served basis. 

FLA members should reserve their place by emailing 

We look forward to seeing you.




5th Annual FLA Black Tie Dinner – 2nd February 2018

The FLA Committee is delighted to announce that tickets are now on sale for it’s 5th Annual Black Tie Dinner at London’s Dorchester Hotel.

The event will take place on Friday 2nd February 2018 with a drinks reception from 6:30pm with dinner commencing at 7:30pm and dancing to follow until 12:30pm.

For further details of the event including how to reserve a pay for tickets, please see the attached flyer.

We look forward to welcoming you at the dinner.






FLA Round Up of the Legal Year & Drinks & Canape Reception – 28 November 2017 at 6pm

The FLA Committee is delighted to announce details of the end of year round up and drinks which is kindly being hosted by RPC, details as follows:

Date:                   28 November 2017 at 6.00 pm

Venue:                RPC, Tower Bridge House, St Katharine’s Way, St Katharine’s and Wrapping, London E1W 1AA

Speakers:           Adrian Darbishire QC of QEB Hollis Whiteman and Lawrence Akka QC of 20 Essex Street

Following the seminar there will be refreshments.

The event is free for FLA members to attend.  Spaces will be allocated on a first come first serve basis, if you wish to reserve your place at this event please email:-

FLA & YFLA Joint Autumn Educational Event – 19 September 2017

Internal Investigations: A Case Study:  DPAs, Privilege and the Scope of Liability

We are delighted to invite you to this autumn’s educational seminar taking place at Pinsent Masons on 19 September 2017 at 6:30pm.

Speakers include Mukul Chawla QC, Chris Coltart QC, Harry Travers (BCL Solicitors LLP) and Kevin Robinson (Howard Kennedy).  The event will be chaired by Barry Vitou (Pinsent Masons).

Please see flyer attached for full details.

This event is free for FLA and YFLA members only.  Limited places available, allocated on a first come first served basis.

FLA members should reserve their place by emailing

YFLA members should reserve their place by emailing

We look forward to seeing you.

Internal Investigations – a case study September 2017

Successful FLA International Conference 2017

The FLA wishes to thank all those who attended its 2nd international conference on Friday 16 June 2017. Almost 200 people were present to hear the keynote address delivered by Sir Brian Leveson PC, President of the Queen’s Bench Division and expert panel discussions on European models of corporate liability, the UK approach to corporate co-operation, the impact of data issues on criminal law and the civil aftermath of the LIBOR and FX criminal and regulatory actions. The conference was followed by the FLA’s popular summer drinks and canapé reception at Landing 42 with stunning views overlooking the City.

On behalf of the FLA Committee, we would like to extend our gratitude to all those who participated in this year’s successful event, whether as delegates, speakers or the organising team.


FLA Response to FCA Consultation on the Treatment of PEPS

The FLA has responded to the FCA’s recent consultation on the Treatment of politically exposed persons (PEPs) under the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017.

The FLA Committee would like to extend its sincere thanks to those who contributed to the preparation of its response.

The response is attached here.

FLA consultation response