Laura-Smith

Associate

T: +44 (0)1392 685214

E: laura.autiero@footanstey.com

Laura is an Associate specialising in financial services. Laura advises a wide range of FCA/PRA regulated entities, including large retailers, on non-contentious regulatory matters, including advising on compliance with the FCA rules, consumer credit, Islamic finance, PSD2, MiFID II and the Senior Managers & Certification Regime.

Laura has experience in drafting and advising on a variety of contractual documents, including drafting and reviewing agreements with customers (ensuring that, where necessary, they comply with the Consumer Rights Act 2015 and the rules on unfair contract terms), introducers, advisers, networks, DFMs and brokers.

Laura has also assisted clients submit various applications to the FCA, including applications for authorisation, change in control notifications and applications for cancellation of permissions. With regards to applications for authorisation, she has experience in drafting the necessary supporting documents, including regulatory business plans and compliance manuals.

Laura enjoys getting under the skin of clients' businesses to understand their objectives and how the regulatory context impacts on them, and then working in partnership with them to help them achieve success.

Laura completed her training contract with Foot Anstey and qualified as a solicitor in September 2015.

She obtained an undergraduate degree from the University of Exeter, with a year spent studying at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Laura then completed her Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Law School.

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