Ian Benson


Director of Financial Services


Ian is the Director of Financial Services at the London Office of Maclay Murray Spens London Office 
He is ranked in Band 1 for Financial Services : Payments law –UK Wide in Chambers Legal Directory and is a leader in this field on technical issues acting for main industry players and industry associations and through engagement with the FCA, HM Treasury and EU agencies on areas of policy and law /regulation reform of interest and concern to the sector.
He has extensive and wide ranging experience of acting for manufacturers and distributers of financial services especially FinTech companies and in providing legal advice and services to promote the objectives of clients in the banking, credit, insurance, investment and e money and payment services sectors.

Ian regularly speaks and publishes on finance and financial services matter most recently digital currencies, anti-money laundering regulation and e money. 
Prior to returning to private practice in 2006, Ian was Head of Legal with Aviva Finance with responsibility for the management of legal risk and regulatory compliance and has also undertaken non-executive roles in industry and academia and was a visiting fellow at the University of East Anglia Law Faculty in international financial law and regulation. 

He is a law graduate of University College London (LL.B Laws1983) and as a mature student obtained a masters with distinction from the University of East Anglia (LL.M Laws 2003) in international business law Ian is admitted as a solicitor in England(1986)

Author of:
  • FCA—corporate governance
  • Contact details

    e: ian.benson@mms.co.uk t: 0330 222 1660 m: 07917506306

    Areas of Practice

    Financial Services