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National law firm launches new FSA unit

National law firm Russell Jones & Walker has launched a new consultancy arm looking to advise the financial services industry on regulatory issues.

The new FSA Unit will combine Russell Jones & Walker&#39s experience in employment and litigation to help the industry deal with the FSA&#39s regulatory framework.

The team will be based in the London office but will draw upon expertise in a number of specialist areas.

RJ&W partner and the head of the unit Rod Fletcher says: “The full scope of the Financial Services & Markets Act is beginning to bite and we are seeing a growing need for integrated advice in the employment, regulatory and criminal fields. The new unit pools our expertise across these disciplines and will act primarily for individuals.”


Cheque out Eldorado

The lucky winner of the Scottish Equitable Employee Benefits Eldorado contest,PIFC senior healthcare consultant was James Clarke, pictured above in King William Street, City of London, receiving his £1,000 prize from SEEB marketing manager Alison Ritchie.Note the wipe-clean cheque.

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