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9th July 2021

Financial Services Team Expansion At Capital Law

Financial services team expansion at Capital Law

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

The appointments have joined the firm’s other 15 financial services lawyers, who have expertise across the FinTech, InsurTech and financial services sectors, alongside cryptoassets and blockchain, banking and insurance.

Charlotte Gregory has joined the firm from Browne Jacobson as a senior associate, bringing 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.

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

Solicitor Charlotte Hanson, with both domestic and international experience and a previous history of working with large international insurers and corporate clients, brings a corporate insurance perspective to the team. Previously at Clyde & 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 a paralegals, will start solicitor training contracts with Capital in September, making way for new paralegal Hafash Hardi who joined the team last month.

Andrew Mazeika 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.