Ciara is a solicitor in our Funds and Financial Regulation team, qualifying in September 2020. Ciara focuses on financial services regulation as well as the establishment and operation of retail investment funds.

Ciara advises on a wide range of regulatory areas, including:

  • the regulatory perimeter
  • conduct of business
  • MiFID and insurance distribution
  • cross border activities
  • financial promotions
  • CASS
  • SIPP and SSAS providers
  • reporting and fees, and
  • prudential requirements.
  • Acting for fund manager clients on applications to the FCA to authorise retail fund structures.
  • Assisting with complex pieces of advice on a range of regulatory issues including the application of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive and MiFID II.
  • Assisting with advice on whether proposed structures or arrangements breach the regulatory perimeter and financial promotions rules, as well as the application of other regulatory requirements under CASS and the Conduct of Business sourcebook.