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Jessica Arrol Caws, Senior Associate

Jessica advises firms based in the UK and offshore on UK and EU financial services regulatory and investment fund related issues.


Jessica provides financial services regulatory advice, including interpretation of UK law and the FCA Handbook, to investment firms carrying on business in or providing services to the UK market, with a focus on the investment management, private wealth, family office and private banking sectors. Jessica also regularly advises firms launching their business in the UK and assists on all elements surrounding the FCA authorisation process.  Further, Jessica regularly works on fund launches and restructurings both in the regulated and alternative fund sectors.  Jessica also advises regularly on distribution and financial promotion of investments including unlisted companies, funds and other investment products.

Jessica is admitted to practise in England and Wales.


  • Advising on the establishment of a number of UK-based multi-family offices seeded with the capital of ultra-high net worth clients.  The process included seeking authorisation from the FCA.
  • Facilitating the launch of authorised funds including UK domiciled UCITS and NURS, some of which were private funds for individual families.  Working on the launch of various UK and offshore alternative investment funds including EIS, hedge and private equity.
  • Providing regular assistance to corporate finance transactions including assisting with financial promotions advice and changes in control. 
  • Assisting the dispute resolution team with a high profile financial mis-selling dispute.