2018 Compliance Conference

Event Details

Course Code: S4075
Speaker: Various
Specialisations: Management, Conferences,
Venue: Liverpool Law Society, 2nd Floor Helix, Edmund Street, Liverpool, L3 9NY
Date: Wednesday, 23 May, 2018
Time: 09:30 - 16:45

Members Price: £205
Non Members Price: £260
Corporate Training Offer: Free
Training Season Ticket: Free

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Event Description

It is now more important than ever to stay on top of what good compliance looks like and to show precisely how you demonstrate your best practice to third parties. This conference will be your one-stop shop for best practice legal regulatory compliance and will give you practical support to help you stay ahead.

9.10 – 9.30    Registration

9.30 – 9.35    Chair opens ~ Mickaela Fox

9.35 – 10.15    The Jackson Reforms: how will the reforms drive behaviours? ~ Mickaela Fox, Weightmans
•    Fast Track
•    Intermediate Track
•    Changes to the Protocol
•    The Growth of Claims Management
•    New Funding arrangements

10.15 – 11    (Mis)using Client Account as a Banking Facility ~ Frank Maher, Legal Risk

  • History of the rule, and how the interpretation of it has changed
  • SRA Guidance
  • Examples – rogue partner or innocent mistake?
  • Problem areas
  • Dealing with breaches, self-reporting and SRA investigations.

11 – 11.15    Refreshments

11.15 – 12    GDPR ~ Sean Crotty, Weightmans

12 – 12.30    Cyber Security: why you need to change your online behaviour ~ Helen Williams, TITAN
•    What makes you vulnerable
•    How criminals target you, your colleagues and your family
•    What happens when you report an incident to Action Fraud
•    How law enforcement help businesses
•    A look at what free tools are available to businesses to help reduce the threat of cyber crime

12.30 - 1.15    Lunch

1.15 – 2        How to spot the criminals ~ Amy Bell, Teal Consulting
•    The latest information on how criminals are laundering money
•    Measures your firm needs to have in place to comply with the Money Laundering Regulations
•    The impact of the Money Laundering Provisions of the Criminal Finances Act 2017
•    What to do if you are suspicious
•    How to get the report to the NCA right first time

2 – 3    Improving our approach to regulation: an update on our reforms ~ Richard Williams, SRA
•    Understand key reforms we are proposing and our current thinking
•    Hear how these can benefit you and your firm

3 – 3.15    Refreshments

3.15 – 4    State of the Nation: Success through Inclusion ~ Jane McDonald, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, The Law Society
•    The outcomes of the 2017 D&I Charter report 
•    An overview of the Law Society Diversity & Inclusion programme
4        Chair summary & close ~ Mickaela Fox   

Speakers' biographies

Amy Bell is a Compliance Consultant and has 12 years’ experience in working with law firms and this year launched Teal Compliance.  She is the chair of the Law Society's Money Laundering Task Force, where she represents the Solicitors profession at Government and in Europe. She is also the author of the Law Society's Anti-Bribery Toolkit.

Mickaela Fox has 17 years’ PQE and became a Partner in 2005. She specialises in solicitors’ and valuers’ indemnity claims and regulatory work. Chambers and Partners name her as a leader in her field. Mickaela was responsible for the launch of the firms’ risk management consultancy service for lawyers and has been instrumental in the development and growth of Compli.

Frank Maher is a practising solicitor and partner in Legal Risk LLP, solicitors specialising in professional regulation and professional indemnity.  His claims experience includes many involving conflicts, cross-border liabilities, fraud issues here and abroad, property, undertakings, financial services and consumer credit.

Jane McDonald
, Head of Diversity & Inclusion for The Law Society is a diversity & Inclusion and people change specialist, professionally qualified and highly experienced change manager focussing on people centred transformation programmes & projects.

Helen Williams is a Cyber Crime Protect Officer at TITAN, the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit.  Her role involves working with business, education and the general public to raise awareness of the potential risk and impact of Cyber- Crime, along with the simple steps which can be taken to prevent becoming a victim.

Richard Williams joined the SRA in January 2012. He has been involved in the policy development and implementation of key regulatory reforms including the introduction of the new approach to continuing competence and new Handbook. He is currently developing policy to increase greater transparency of regulatory data. He has held several senior policy positions across central government, local authorities and in the voluntary and community sector.

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