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Grania Baird banking lawyer

Grania leads the financial services regulatory and funds practice at Farrer & Co. She has over 20 years of experience acting for clients across the sector, including private banks, wealth managers, asset managers and, more recently, payment services firms and Fintech businesses.

Grania has advised clients on the significant legal and regulatory changes impacting the financial services sector over the years. Clients particularly value Grania’s in depth knowledge and experience of financial services law and practice in the retail client sector. Grania regularly advises clients on a wide range of issues including, for example. the impact of the consumer duty, product governance and distribution, outsourcing, the senior managers & certification regime as well as drafting customer facing documentation and agreements with third party service providers. Grania has advised many private banks on the regulatory environment for retail lending, including advice on documentation and procedures. Grania acts for asset managers, providing regulatory advice and advising on the establishment and running of FCA authorised funds. Her work covers the fund documentation, as well as third party service contracts and distribution agreements. Grania regularly speaks at seminars, webinars and other events on financial services law and regulation.


"Grania Baird has a very strong technical understanding of the law and regulatory environment. Her advice is always delivered in a timely fashion and in a professional manner." (Chambers UK 2023)

"Grania is very proactive, providing a commercial and efficient service." (Chambers UK 2023)

"Grania Baird, for her breadth of legal knowledge as well as industry awareness." (Legal 500 2023)

"I have used Grania Baird and her team for many years. First focusing on the asset management business and then in latter years the wealth management business. High technical knowledge, good practical knowledge, delivers using language which is easily understandable. Nice people to work with." (Legal 500 2022)

"Grania Baird is extremely knowledgeable and is able to provide clear and concise explanations which can be easily understood by individuals without a legal background." (Legal 500 2022)

"Grania Baird is a fountain of knowledge on financial regulatory matters; she has a great breadth to her practice and is able to advise on both the black letter law but also market practice and give an insight as to where we stand on particular issues." (Legal 500 2022)

"Grania Baird is an excellent lawyer, very pragmatic and precise." (Legal 500 2022)

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