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Financial Services Resourcing

FinLaw sources experienced financial services lawyers and risk professionals for interim placements at financial services organisations.

What we do?

FinLaw sources experienced financial services lawyers and risk professionals for interim placements at financial services organisations.

The team at FinLaw live and breathe financial services law. We bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to solving your resourcing problems, and genuinely understand the complexities and ever-increasing pressure being experienced across the sector in responding to the demands of an industry undergoing significant change and reform.

We will help you and your team navigate the current ever-changing regulatory and legislative environment, linking you to the best talent as and when you require resourcing assistance.

It’s simple.

You tell us the legal resourcing issue that you need to resolve, and we will match your issue with a specialist from our panel of senior, highly skilled financial services lawyers.

For In-House Teams


We connect you to specialised legal talent to match your particular...


We won’t just match you with any lawyer. Our financial services...


We know that legal teams are operating in a lean and competitive...


The FinLaw panel of lawyers are senior practitioners, with years of...


There will be no surprises with our fees. Our fee structure is the...

Risk & Compliance

We don’t just source lawyers. We know that Risk & Compliance...

Make an Enquiry

To submit a request for an interim resourcing solution, please provide details by completing the form.

    For Consultant Lawyers

    FinLaw works with lawyers who want to challenge the way in which legal services are traditionally delivered. Our panel of lawyers are experienced financial services lawyers who want to work flexibly, and who, with us, want to deliver client outcomes and value rather than billable targets. Our lawyers are able to work in flexible ways – full-time, part-time or project based – depending on their career and lifestyle choices. This means that they regain control of their time.

    FinLaw works with market leading financial services organisations and, as a result, our lawyers are given the opportunity to work with clients who are leaders in the industry. You will still work with the best clients, just in a way that better suits you both.

    Develop your skills

    In the same way as we treat our clients, we won’t try to match you to just any role. We aim to match your specialised experience to the needs of our client to ensure that you are continuing to use and develop your knowledge and skills.

    Work with FinLaw

    To express your interest in joining the FinLaw panel, please provide details by completing the form

      I think the best way to describe FinLaw is an idea whose time has come. The idea of a financial services legal locum business is just what is needed to meet the demands on financial firms facing a slew of inquiries, increased regulation and compliance in the post-Banking Royal Commission-world.

      The Hon Helen Coonan

      20 February 2020

      For the full speech by the Hon Helen Coonan at the launch of FinLaw, please CLICK HERE

      Meet the team

      David Cooper

      David has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Prior to establishing FinLaw:

      • David had a distinguished career in the law, being a partner of Herbert Smith Freehills for over 25 years, and practising in the area of financial services law particularly in the areas of superannuation and life insurance law. David was voted Superannuation Lawyer of the Year (Sydney) in the 2012 ‘Best Lawyers’ survey and was considered as an expert by ‘Who’s...

      Sarah Street

      Sarah has 30 years’ experience in the law, initially as a lawyer, before moving into professional services recruitment, where she specialises in sourcing and placing in-house banking and financial services lawyers, and compliance, risk, regulatory, governance and company secretarial professionals.

      In addition, Sarah has sourced and placed multiple General and Corporate Counsel in the banking and financial services sectors, in professional services and consulting firms, as well as...

      Fiona Dernikovic

      Fiona is a senior lawyer with over 13 years’ experience practising in the areas of financial services, major disputes and risk & compliance.

      Prior to becoming a Director of FinLaw, Fiona was a Solicitor and Senior Associate at Herbert Smith Freehills for 11 years, advising on financial services matters and regulatory investigations.

      Fiona is committed to innovation and flexibility in the delivery of legal services. Having successfully operated her own law firm and...