Shoosmiths has appointed David Pacey as a finance litigation partner into the London office. Pacey will lead the firm’s financial services litigation strategy nationally.

Pacey joins Shoosmiths’ London office from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Having trained and qualified at CMS Cameron McKenna he went onto a senior in house role at a major clearing bank. Subsequently he headed finance litigation teams in London and nationally for well-known national firms.

He brings with him an in-depth insight into the FCA regulatory processes including approvals, authorisations, investigations, early interventions, settlements and regulatory proceedings before the RTC, RDC and the Tribunal.

Waine Mannix, head of financial services at Shoosmiths, said ‘Our financial services strategy is to further develop our successful banking litigation capability both with lenders and other financial services companies. David’s expertise in FCA enforcement and advisory work combined with his strong relationships in this area will dovetail well with our existing capabilities, consolidating our national reputation as leading lawyers in the financial sector.’

Pacey’s appointment follows Shoosmiths’ announcement earlier this month of its merger with Belfast based specialist debt recovery and insolvency firm McManus Kearney.