Paul Estlin

gunnercooke LLP

About Paul

Paul is a financial services regulatory specialist with over 15 years' experience. He has a wealth of experience, both in private practice and in-house. As a regulatory lawyer, Paul has gained experience in relation to corporate finance, funds, commercial and compliance matters as they relate to financial institutions.

Prior to qualifying as a solicitor, he worked as a regulator at the Financial Services Authority and one of its predecessors, the Personal Investment Authority. Since qualifying as a solicitor, Paul has focused on financial services regulatory work at a number of prominent law firms. He has also worked in-house in a compliance role at an investment bank and in the legal team of global bank's wealth management arm.

Key Experience:

- Advising a UK platform and advisory services firm about the regulatory implications of its business acquisition programme.
- Advising the UK subsidiary of a US Treasuries trading platform about UK regulatory requirements and content of its terms of business.
- Advising a global provider of the banking and payments technologies about the impact of the Payment Services Regulations on the company's business.

About their firm

gunnercooke is an award-winning corporate and commercial law firm founded to challenge, improve and evolve the way legal services are delivered to businesses.

We were established in September 2010 and in December 2015 reached over 100 partners, operating nationally from offices in London and Manchester.

The firm has won over 20 national and international awards for innovation and service and were recently shortlisted for UK law firm of the year at The British Legal awards.

We believe in being different and our main differentiating factors are:

Certainty over fees – We scope all matters in detail and provide clients with a fixed, certain cost wherever possible.

Certainty over seniority – We are a partner only model. All partners join us having spent at least 10 years at leading national and international firms or in business.

Certainty over innovation - We are committed to constantly improving the way that we work with clients. We will continue to invest in technology and training to ensure that our offering remains innovative and in-line with the progress of clients’ businesses.

These elements allow us to provide real value for money with brilliant client service at the heart of our offering.

For more information on how we stand out from other firms please view our short presentation at

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