Tom Fothergill

Tom Fothergill

Senior Associate

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Practice Areas

Tom Fothergill is a regulatory specialist in Walkers' Jersey Investment Funds & Corporate Group.

Tom has a mature understanding of the Island's financial services legislation and regulatory framework, particularly in respect of AML/CFT, beneficial ownership and economic substance, having previously been a senior financial services policy adviser in the Government of Jersey.

Prior to that, Tom practised in the Corporate and Finance Group of another Jersey law firm.

Tom is a member of Jersey's Digital Assets Working Group and continues to support the Government of Jersey on the development of its digital assets regulatory framework.

Prior to joining Walkers, Tom spent three years working for the Government of Jersey as Lead Policy Adviser, Financial Services & Digital Economy then Lead Policy Adviser, Financial Crime. In these roles Tom represented the Island to Moneyval, FATF, the OECD, EU, and other governments and was closely involved with policy and legislation development particularly in relation to AML/CFT, beneficial ownership, economic substance, fintech and bank resolution.

Before joining Government, Tom worked for another law firm in Jersey where he specialised in restructuring offshore banking and insurance groups. He qualified as an English Solicitor in the London office of Irwin Mitchell.

Before training as a lawyer, Tom served on operations as an officer in the British Army where he led a portfolio of post-conflict reconstruction and stabilisation projects, and was the founder and director of a popular London restaurant.

Admitted in & Qualifications

England & Wales (non practising)

LLB Law (Hons), BPP University

Legal Practice Course, BPP University

Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP University

MA Economics (Hons), University of St Andrews

The Law Society of England and Wales

The Digital Assets Working Group