Thomas is a retail financial services and regulatory lawyer with over 25 years of experience gained in Edinburgh and London, both in private practice and inhouse at a major UK bank and later at an international private bank.

Thomas advises on all areas of retail and SME financial services law, including:

  • payment services;
  • current and savings accounts;
  • cash management solutions and client money;
  • personal loans and overdrafts;
  • mortgage lending;
  • credit cards, charge cards and store cards;
  • funeral plan regulation;
  • Consumer Duty;
  • fairness of consumer contract terms and plain English;
  • telephone, online and mobile banking and digital journeys;
  • commercial contracts with financial services elements;
  • outsourcing in financial services;
  • regulatory implementation and outcomes for policy and processes; and
  • retail regulatory compliance.

Thomas joined Shoosmiths in November 2019. His clients include household name banks and building societies; international and private banks; mortgage lenders; card companies; payment companies; FinTechs; and funeral plan providers. He has extensive experience in regulatory implementation projects, having advised on most major implementation projects from FSMA in 2000 up to Consumer Duty in present day.


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