The 2017 Regulatory Conference

Event Details

Course Code: S3940
Speaker: Various
Specialisations: Company & Commercial, Criminal, Employment, Family, Personal Injury, Wills, Trusts, Tax & Probate, Civil Litigation, Management, Property, Conferences, Environmental,
Venue: Liverpool Law Society, 2nd Floor, Helix, Edmund Street, Liverpool, L3 9NY.
Date: Wednesday, 7 June, 2017
Time: 09:30 - 15:40

Members Price: £205
Non Members Price: £260

Training Season Ticket: Free

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Event Description

Reasons to attend the 2017 Regulatory Conference:

This year it is even more important 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.

9.00 - 9.30 Registration

9.30 - 9.35 Chair opens ~ Mickaela Fox, Weightmans

9.35 - 10.15 Regulatory Spotlight on Law Firms with Personal Injury – Risk Management & Financial Stability Part II ~
            Lesley Graves, Citadel Law

How the Government’s PI reforms mean the business critical choices firms dealing with this work make now can impact substantially on profitability and lead to success or failure. What are the operational and financial pressures on firms?
What are the regulatory risk warning signs?  Do we have the SRA’s “financial stability” Part II on the horizon?
How to strategise on which route to take – be that trading on in a lean and profitable way, trading out of PI or disposal at best value.  How to support law firms in crisis - including those facing administration, considering disposal at value and solvent/profitable strategies.

10.15 - 11.00   The Need for Innovation ~ Stewart McCulloch, AutoResolutions Ltd & Steven Zdolyny, Riverview Law

The Big Question: How can we anticipate the threats brought on by technological advances that could devastate our business?
We are living through a technology revolution, with technology changing at an accelerating rate
Powerful tools can help lawyers and organisations make quicker and better decisions
One new software does in seconds what took lawyers 360,000 hours
You cannot avoid technological disruption by being conservative
Technology threatens the advantages of location because it overcomes boundary limitations
How agile is your organization in responding to new threats and opportunities?

11.00 - 11.15   Refreshments

11.15 - 11.45   Legal services regulation: An update from the SRA ~ Jane Malcolm, External Director, External Affairs, SRA

Jane will look at how regulation is changing in what is a time of change in the legal sector and further afield.
Better information for consumers, SRA Innovate and Proposals for a solicitor qualifying exam (SQE)

11.45 - 12.30   Cyber crime/security: View from The Law Society ~ Graham Murphy, The Law Society

Key methods used by cyber criminals, Steps to take to mitigate risks and Staff and Personnel

12.30 - 1.30        Lunch

1.30 - 2.10       Implementation of the Money Laundering Regulations 2017 ~ Amy Bell, Amy Bell Compliance

How policies will need to change
Designing risk assessments
What are domestic PEPs
What information will I need to provide the bank about my pooled client account
Who will be affected by the Trust register requirements

2.10 - 2.50        Cyber Security - avoiding a bad reaction ~     Sion Lloyd-Jones, KPMG

Demystifying Cyber
Using strategy to gain appropriate posture
Simple steps for all firms to take

2.50 - 3.30        General Data Protection Regulation: Be ahead of the curve ~ Sean Crotty, Weightmans

Data protection’s ‘big bang’ is on the horizon, May 2018 and the new data protection regime will soon be upon us. Your business should begin planning now to ensure that your data is effectively commercialised and adequately protected.
Increased fines and penalties regime
Enhanced ‘consent’ requirements
Data loss handling and reporting
Data Processor responsibilities
Who needs to appoint a Data Protection Officer?
Data Subjects’ rights
Accountability and Privacy by design

3.30 - 3.40        Chair summary & close ~ Mickaela Fox

Speakers' Biographies

Sanjay Basra is a Risk and Compliance Adviser at The Law Society and provides confidential and expert advice and assistance to the legal sector in relation to all aspects of risk and compliance.  Prior to this he has carried out thematic reviews and investigations into financial service firms and advised on rules and regulations relating to cybercrime and security together with adhering to best practice.

Amy Bell is a Solicitor with 8 years’ experience in Compliance and founded Amy Bell Compliance in April 2017. Amy is also a member of the Law Society’s Money Laundering Task Force, and author of the Law Society’s Anti Bribery Toolkit.

Sean Crotty is a Partner at Weightmans LLP who specialises in data protection, IT, EU procurement, commercial contracts, intellectual property, media and entertainment matters. He leads a team advising high profile clients including the Motor Insurers’ Bureau, Peel Ports Group, Royal Mail Group, Insurance Fraud Bureau, and RealityMine Limited on strategic and complex data protection and commercial issues. Sean is regularly published and quoted in the national press and industry publications (including Daily Telegraph, Financial Times and Insurance Post).

Mickaela Fox has 17 years’ PQE and became a Partner in 2005 at Weightmans LLP. She specialises in solicitors’ and valuers’ indemnity claims and regulatory work. Chambers and Partners name her as a leader in her field. Mickaela has acted for a number of large national firms and is well regarded for her skill and expertise in the conduct of complex, high-value indemnity cases. Mickaela advises on coverage and policy issues and acts as a consultant to law firms who require compliance advice as part of the Compli team. 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.

Lesley Graves is the MD of Citadel Law. From Pannone Manchester to Irwin Mitchell catastrophic injury partner, the expertise and foresight gained has enabled Lesley to plan for what lies ahead to help law firms “future proof” their businesses. Citadel Law’s commitment to supporting the personal injury sector through unprecedented change has led to it achieving national recognition winning the Modern Law Awards 2016 for “Supporting the Industry”,  reflecting Citadel’s excellence and dedication as the “go to” advisory lawyers to the personal injury sector.

Sion Lloyd-Jones is a senior manager in the Manchester KPMG Cyber practice and responsible for serving KPMG’s corporate clients with boardroom advice, security assessment and cyber transformation strategy.  He joined KPMG in 2014 after a long career in the Royal Air Force and the Government in the specialisation of Intelligence and Security. Sion heads KPMG’s national contribution to the not-for-profit ‘Cyber Champions’ awareness programme aimed at improving children’s online safety. 

Jane Malcolm is Executive Director External Affairs at the SRA, covering communications and corporate affairs. Prior to joining the SRA, Jane had a series of roles at the General Medical Council, including responsibility for the work of the GMC in the devolved administrations, and as Assistant Director to the Chief Executive. Previously, Jane led UK and European policy work at the Federation of Small Businesses.

Stewart McCulloch qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and gained nearly 30 years in private practice. He was head of a large Liverpool-based personal injury claims and litigation department. He was involved in a number of high profile cases including the leading cases of Alcock v Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police and Hollins v Russell. He was Liverpool Law Society Chair of the Civil Litigation Committee in 2013 and remains a member and director. Public Relations Officer at LLS and has appeared in many live and recorded television and radio shows and has lectured widely. Stewart was appointed Quindell Group COLP on 6th November 2014, later Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited as director. Stewart is the founder and chief executive of AutoResolutions Limited, a company offering on-line dispute resolution services.

Steven Zdolyny is Director of Legal Services, General Counsel and COLP at Riverview Law. He is also Director of Kim Technologies Ltd and Director and Joint Honorary Secretary at Liverpool Law Society. Steven has been qualified as a solicitor for 25 years and has worked   in-house for most of that period, most latterly as Director of Legal & Estates at the North-West Development Agency. He was awarded The Lawyer‘s ‘In-House Public Sector Team of the Year 2010’ and ‘Highly Commended’ in the ‘In House Solicitor of the Year’ at the Law Society Excellence Awards 2010.

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