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Prior to joining LexisNexis in 2016 as a paralegal, Lauren was an adjudicator at the Financial Ombudsman Service. There she resolved consumers’ complaints, and gained knowledge about a wide variety of financial products. Before this she studied Law at Nottingham Trent University.
Paul Estlin has over 15 years’ experience in the financial services regulatory arena and has worked in private practice, in house and at the regulator- at Addleshaw Goddard, Eversheds, Shoosmiths and Rosenblatt Solicitors, where Paul headed up the firm’s Financial Services Regulatory practice; in legal and compliance roles at Standard Bank and Barclays Wealth; and at the Financial Services Authority and, before that, the Personal Investment Authority.
Prior to joining LexisNexis Michelle worked at Bingham McCutchen LLP as a financial services associate in Washington, DC and London. At Bingham, Michelle represented financial institutions in connection with regulatory investigations and enforcement actions and advised UK and foreign broker-dealers regarding doing business in the USA. Michelle spent 6 months on secondment at JP Morgan in New York.
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Financial Services

How can victims of fraud trace and claim monies they paid into an investment scheme which later became fraudulent? Ian Wilson and Pia Dutton, both barristers at 3 Verulam...

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Financial Services

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Financial Services

Monica Gogna, partner in the financial services regulation team at Pinsent Masons, unpicks the latest guidance from the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)...

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Financial Services

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Financial Services

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Financial Services

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Financial Services

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Financial Services

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