Expertise

Cara is a Managing Associate in the Financial Services Regulatory Group in the London office.  Cara advises a broad range of UK and international financial services clients, with a particular focus on clients in the investment management sector.  She has significant experience of advising clients on the application of European regulations and directives, including the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR) / the Market in Financial Instruments Directive 2 (MiFID 2), the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) and the Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) and on a wide range of regulatory matters including authorisations, perimeter issues, passporting issues, the regulatory aspects of corporate transactions, banking structural reform, client money and assets, governance, systems and controls, conduct of business requirements and the Senior Managers and Certification Regime.  Cara has also advised clients on dealing with breaches of regulations, section 166 skilled person reviews and enforcement investigations.

Prior to qualifying as a solicitor, Cara spent three and a half years working at the Financial Services Authority gaining experience in Supervision, Policy and Enforcement.

Education

  • Legal Practice Course, College of Law
  • LLB Law with French Law and Language, University of East Anglia