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Capital Law expands financial services team

The financial services division focuses on regulatory, lending and commercial issues, alongside contentious work, FCA investigations and offers employment and immigration advice for financial institutions

Cardiff and London-based Capital Law has bolstered its financial services team with a series of new hires.

The financial services division focuses on regulatory, lending and commercial issues, alongside contentious work, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) investigations and offers employment and immigration advice for financial institutions.

Charlotte Gregory has joined the firm from Browne Jacobson as a senior associate, bringing a “wealth of knowledge” in regulatory compliance, product design and FCA enforcement matters, as well as experience of contentious matters having spent many years defending insurance-backed litigation and advising on policy coverage.

The firm said she works with clients including InsurTechs, FinTechs, insurers, brokers, Managing General Agents and financial broking houses.

Phillippa Ellis has also joined the team with experience as both a solicitor and a barrister specialising in criminal law, prosecution and defence. She joined Capital from the Serious Fraud Office as a senior associate, specialising in financial and economic crime including fraud and bribery and corruption investigations.

In addition, the firm has also appointed solicitor Charlotte Hanson, who has both domestic and international experience and a previous history of working with large international insurers and corporate clients,

Capital said she will bring a “strong corporate insurance perspective to the team”, having previously worked at Clyde and Co, she has been heavily involved in a variety of insurance claims, in addition to non-contentious advisory work, such as professional indemnity, casualty claims, property damage and acting as coverage counsel in large scale disputes.

The team also has a growing number of juniors who are training in this specialist area. Ferial Khan and Sallyanne Caswell, who joined the team as paralegals, will start solicitor training contracts with Capital in September, making way for new paralegal Hafash Hardi who joined the team last month.

Finally, the firm revealed that Andrew Mazeika will also join the team having recently qualified as a solicitor, specialising in providing regulatory advice to Fintechs, banks, crypto-asset businesses and consumer credit institutions.

Rachel Hillier, who leads Capital Law’s financial services division, said: “It’s been no surprise that the last year has created a different dynamic when hiring new people. Remote recruitment is now an essential part of the modern workplace allowing Capital Law to hire from a wider talent pool than ever before.

“In doing so, we are delighted to welcome Charlotte, Charlotte, Phillippa and Hafash with their varying backgrounds and expertise to bolster our team. The combined experience of these new recruits alongside the development of our trainees and paralegals will be integral to the success of the financial services division as Capital Law continues to increase its profile both at home and overseas.”

She added: “We have very ambitious growth plans, and we know to continue to provide the best work for our growing number of clients, we need the best lawyers to do so. I look forward to championing our colleagues in their new roles.”

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