Dorothy Livingston specializes in EU law and regulation. She was a partner at Herbert Smith LLP from 1980 to 2008, initially in the Finance Division and then in the Competition Regulation and Trade Department, where she is now a consultant of the enlarged firm, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP (HSF).
Dorothy is one of the leaders of HSF’s Brexit working group and has built up considerable expertise on the process of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union and what might follow, and on the possible consequences for business. Dorothy has spoken and written extensively on this subject, as well as on financial law and competition law. She has a unique combination of experience with her extensive background in financial and banking law and experience in EU law.
Dorothy is the chairman of the Financial Law Committee of the City of London Law Society (CLLS) and represents the CLLS on the Treasury Banking Liaison Panel appointed to consider important subsidiary legislation and the code of practice under the Banking Act 2009 related to the special resolution regime for failing banks. She is also a member of the CLLS Competition Law Committee and has commented on Brexit issues in this field.