Tara Swaminathan (Capital Law)

Tara Swaminathan

Financial Services

Tara is a Solicitor in our financial Services regulation team.

She works on a broad range of regulatory and insurance issues in the financial services, insurance, and technology sectors.

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 speaks Tamil and heads up Capital Law’s South East Asian desk with Duncan Macintosh. Tara has a Master’s in International Law with International Relations and has a particular interest in cross-border regulatory issues.

  • Providing regulatory advice to a deposit aggregator on its obligations across multiple regulations.
  • Advising and supporting an AgriTech company on its payment services obligations.
  • Providing post-Brexit options to an aircraft carrier located in Malta.
  • Assisting an insurance principal to re-negotiate an appointed representative agreement.
  • Drafting, advising and supporting applications to the FCA for a personal pension scheme provider with payment services permissions.
  • Advising on training and competence requirements for firms carrying out regulated activities in the UK, post-Brexit.
  • Advising an InsurTech on UK – EU client money obligations.
  • Advising a wealth management provider on its post-cessation liabilities.
  • Regulatory advice
  • FCA/PRA applications
  • Payment Services
  • Pensions
  • WealthTech
  • InsurTech
  • Product development work
  • Post-Brexit considerations
  • Advising, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts
  • Legal due diligence for financial services firms


  • Solicitor, Capital Law Limited (Sept 2020 – present)
  • Trainee Solicitor, Capital Law Limited (Aug 2018 – Sept 2020)
  • Software Contracts Paralegal, Willis Towers Watson (Oct 2015 – Jun 2018)
  • Company-Commercial and Employment Paralegal, Palmers Solicitors (Sept 2014 – Oct 2015)
  • Paralegal, Financial Conduct Authority (Feb 2014 – Aug 2014)
  • Civil Litigation Paralegal, Hill & Abbott Solicitors (Sept 2011 – Jun 2013) (August 2000)


  • 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)


  • Tamil