Tara Swaminathan (Capital Law)

Tara Swaminathan

Financial Services

Tara is a Solicitor in our Financial Services Regulation team.

Tara works on a broad range of regulatory and commercial issues in the financial services industry, with a focus on insurance, FinTech and Wealth and Asset Management.

Before starting at Capital, Tara worked in-house for a global advisory services firm, advising and negotiating contracts licensing software, developed for the financial services and insurance industries.

Tara heads up the Financial Services, Insurance and Markets sector group for Consulegis. She is also a fluent Tamil speaker, heading up Capital Law’s South Asian Desk. Tara has a Master’s in International Law with International Relations and has a particular interest in cross-border regulatory issues.

  • Advising, reviewing and negotiating Appointed Representative Agreements in line of the latest regulatory changes.
  • Drafting terms of business for large, international insurance distributors.
  • Drafting intercompany outsourced services agreement between a regulated and non-regulated entity.
  • Perimeter guidance advice on collective investment schemes.
  • Assisting on various regulatory and commercial issues for AIFMs.
  • Financial Promotions advice for an InsurTech specialising in Pet Insurance.
  • Advising, drafting and negotiating commercial agreements for regulated businesses
  • Advice on regulations, in particular for insurers/insurance distributors or wealth and asset management firms
  • Product development work and horizon-scanning
  • FCA/PRA applications
  • Post-Brexit considerations
  • Legal due diligence for financial services firms


  • Solicitor, Capital Law Limited (Sept 2020 – present)
  • Trainee Solicitor, Capital Law Limited (Aug 2018 – Aug 2020)
  • Software Contracts Paralegal, Willis Towers Watson (Oct 2015 – Jun 2018)
  • Company-Commercial and Employment Paralegal, Palmers Solicitors (Sep 2014 – Oct 2015)
  • Paralegal, Financial Conduct Authority (Feb 2014 – Aug 2014)
  • Civil Litigation Paralegal, Hill & Abbott Solicitors (Sep 2011 – Jun 2013)


  • University of Law: Postgraduate Diploma, LPC (accelerated) (2013 – 2014)
  • University of Kent: Master of Law (LLM) International Law with International Relations (2009 – 2010)
  • University of Sheffield: Bachelor of Law (LLB) Law (2004 – 2007)

Memberships / Trustee positions

  • The Law Society of England and Wales


  • Tamil