Lawyers

Our lawyers have decades of experience working in City law firms. They have in depth industry knowledge and have spent time in-house or working for / with the FCA. They are deeply engaged in regulatory development, including the City of London Law Society Regulatory Committee.
 
Our experience means that we understand your business and can share practical solutions that we have seen work before as well as develop new legal approaches.

Our Legal Team

Brian McDonnell

Brian McDonnell

Partner

Brian is recognised for providing practical advice to a wide range of financial services firms. He has over 20 years of experience, 12 years as a city law firm partner, most recently as head of Financial Markets at Addleshaw Goddard. He is ranked by both Chambers and Legal 500 as a leading individual (Financial Services: Non-contentious Regulatory).

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David Ellis

David Ellis

Partner

David has over 20 years of experience providing legal services to financial services firms. He has in-depth industry knowledge having worked for a period in-house (at Citigroup and Legg Mason) with a particular focus on asset management.

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Paul Estlin

Paul Estlin

Consultant

Paul is a financial services regulatory lawyer with over 20 years’ experience. He has a wealth of experience, combining a deep understanding and technical knowledge with a practical approach. He worked as a regulator at the Financial Services Authority and one of its predecessors, the Personal Investment Authority.

Simon Williams

Simon Williams

Consultant

Simon is a highly experienced financial services regulatory and commercial lawyer specialising in the insurance sector, with over 25 years experience. He was previously General Counsel for a major insurance firm and before that a Chambers ranked City law firm partner. Simon is a business-focused lawyer with a proven track record of solving complex issues.