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FLA International Conference – 21 June 2019 – Tickets Now On Sale

The FLA Committee is delighted to announce that tickets are now on sale to its international conference on Friday 21 June 2019.

Keynote speakers will be the Rt. Hon. Geoffrey Cox QC MP (Attorney General for England & Wales) and Lisa Osofsky (Director of the SFO).

Further details, including speakers and how to buy tickets are available on this link:


This year’s conference is kindly supported by Jenner & Block LLP.


Our first educational event of the year will take place on Wednesday 27 March on the topic of “Fraud in Art”.

We have an excellent panel of speakers who have huge experience in this area. This may well be a new avenue for a great many of us and so promises to be not only interesting but informative in giving us an introduction to the kind of work which is available. It should also be noted that AML regulations are due to be extended into this area. One of our speakers is a forensic investigator in the field so will bring a different perspective to the event. If you have any doubts about the different ways in which art might be involved in fraud, this article in the LRB may be of interest: https://www.lrb.co.uk/v40/n09/atossa-araxia-abrahamian/the-lemming-market.

The seminar is kindly being hosted by DAC Beachcroft at their new offices at 25 Walbrook, EC4N 8AF which is opposite Cannon Street station. Registration will open at 6pm for a 6.30pm start. Do stay after the main session for drinks and nibbles and an opportunity to chat more about the topic – and of course to catch up with friends and colleagues.

Places are limited so do book ahead by emailing Harriet Devey at membership@thefraudlawyersassociation.org.uk. Please note that FLA events are only open to those with current membership, so if you have not yet renewed for 2019, please email your completed forms to Harriet and make payment of your fee as soon as possible.

We look forward to seeing you.

6th Annual Black Tie Dinner – 1 February 2019 – Ticket Reservations from 11am on 8 November 2018

The FLA Committee is delighted to announce that tickets for its 2019 annual black tie dinner will be available from 11am on Thursday 8 November 2018.

This popular event will take place at The Dorchester, Park Lane, Mayfair commencing with pre-dinner drinks from 6.15pm. Further details, including about payment, may be found on the attached flyer.

If you would like to attend the event, please RSVP your reservation request to the FLA’s Social Secretary, Diane Calnan on: dcalnan1856@yahoo.co.uk

Please note that reservations will only be accepted to this email address and may only be submitted from 11am on Thursday 8 November. Emails received prior to this time or to alternative email addresses will not be accepted. Please also note that a place at the dinner is not guaranteed until payment is received.

The FLA’s annual dinner is a popular event and in previous years has sold out within hours. Early booking is strongly recommended.

We very much look forward to seeing you at the event.

The FLA Committee



Clare Montgomery QC & Anthony Peto QC – End of Year Educational & Social – Thursday 29 November 2018



End of Year Educational & Social

Thursday 29 November 2018

Registration from 6pm. Event starts 6.30pm


The FLA Committee is excited to announce that, for its final event of 2018, leading QCs Clare Montgomery (Matrix Chambers) and Tony Peto (Maitland Chambers) will discuss some of the main developments in criminal and civil fraud during the past 12 months.


This event is kindly being hosted by Macfarlanes (20 Cursitor Street, London, EC4A 1LT) and is free to FLA members.


Drinks and refreshments will be served.


To reserve a place, please email: membership@thefraudlawyersassociation.org.uk.

(Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis).




*Save the Date* – End of Year Educational & Social – Thurs 29 November 2018

The FLA is delighted to announce that the Association’s final educational and social event of the year will be held on the evening of 29 November 2018. This event is kindly being hosted at the offices of Macfarlanes, 20 Cursitor Street, London EC4A 1LT.

We expect to have leading criminal and civil silks to take us through some of the interesting issues that have arisen in this year’s fraud calendar. Further details of the topics and speakers will follow shortly, however, in the meantime please save the date!

Seminar: The UK Sanctions Regime Post Brexit – Further Speakers Announced

The FLA Committee is delighted to announce further speakers at its joint seminar with the YFLA on Thursday 13 September 2018. The event will take place at Simmons & Simmons LLP – City Point, One Ropemaker Street, EC2Y 9SS

Speakers: Maya Lester QC (Brick Court Chambers), William Dodsworth (Head of Financial Crime Policy at Barclays), Tom Stocker (Pinsent Masons)

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 membership@thefraudlawyersassociation.org.uk

YFLA members should reserve their place by emailing educational@YFLA.com

Registration at the event from 6pm for a 6.30pm start.