The Liver Building

2022 Compliance Conference (online)


Speaker: Various

Date: Wednesday 5th October, 2022

Time: 09:30 - 15:30

Areas of Law: Civil Litigation; Company & Commercial; Criminal; Employment; Family; Management; Personal Injury; Property; Wills, Trust, Tax & Probate


Course Code: S4640


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.

Can’t make the date/time or need to revisit the training? No problem, booking onto this event means you will receive a link to access a recording of the event at your leisure! The link will be sent within approx 72hrs of live broadcast & be available for approx. 3 months, to view as many times as you wish.

Sponsored by: Legl is a modular, data-first platform for modern law firm operations, supporting UK law firms in all aspects of client lifecycle management. From optimising client interactions with scalable, end-to-end workflows, to better understanding clients through centralised data and insights, Legl’s award-winning platform automates client-facing processes and payments while creating rich data and a single source of truth for UK firms.

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Welcome & introduction ~ Mickaela Fox, Weightmans LLP

Crypto Assets: Friend or Foe ~ Aidan Larkin, Asset Reality

  • Crypto Assets Fundamentals  – what you need to know
  • Risks & Opportunities – how crypto is affecting the industry and the red flags to look out for
  • Crypto Asset Recovery – From Billion dollar seizures, dismantling Ponzi schemes and legal firsts, a look at how governments, regulators and private sector are fighting back against crypto crime

Good compliant Handling & Learning From Complaints ~ Jason Chapman, LeO

  • Quick overview of 20/21 stats, what we have seen, numbers and types of complaints
  • Avoiding common complaints – costs, delays, communication
  • Recognising complaints when they are made
  • Language of complaints research
  • Dealing with difficult clients

Comfort break

Anti Money Laundering Update ~ Rachael Lawrence, Legal Risk

  • A reminder – money laundering and the law
  • Recent developments
  • SRA approach
  • AML top tips for now


comfort break

The future of the Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF) and post six year run-off cover (PSYROC) ~ Linda Lee, Weightmans LLP on behalf of The Law Society

  • The current arrangements; what happens when your mandatory run-off cover ends
  • The SRA’s “preferred option”; the closure of SIF and ending PSYROC as a regulatory requirement
  • Our consultation response; the importance of consumer protection
  • Next steps; the search for a long-term solution

The dark side of technology ~ Andrew Allen, Aabyss

  • How cyber-attacks start
  • Online shopping, for criminals
  • Why it’s a lucrative ‘career’ choice
  • The actual cost to victims
  • What you can do to stay safe-ish.

Summary & close ~ Mickaela Fox

Speaker Biographies

Andrew Allen is the Chief Executive of Aabyss. An IT company that helps business leaders make informed decisions by simplifying technology to support their growth. As a Professional Member of The Chartered Institute for IT and his nearly 20 years in business, Andrew is considered one of the most recognisable figures in the UK tech industry.

Jason Chapman is an experienced Commercial Manager, having worked negotiating and managing high value contracts for over 10 years in a number of sectors, including consumer finance, leasing, travel and facilities management. During this time he also gained considerable experience managing regulatory and compliance functions. Jason has a wealth of experience at the Legal Ombudsman, joining as an Investigator in 2010 and was appointed as an Ombudsman in 2013.

Mickaela Fox has 20 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 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. Over the years she has advised on claims involving trusts, taxation, banking, property and fraud. 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.

Aidan Larkin is the CEO and Co-Founder of fintech startup Asset Reality. Asset Reality investigates, manages and realises seized crypto assets for public and private sector clients. A former criminal tax inspector for HM Revenue & Customs and experienced Seized Asset Manager, Aidan was the world’s first seized crypto auctioneer. He also acts as a consultant for the UNODC, government agencies and NGO’s to increase effectiveness in Asset Recovery building infrastructure around crypto asset enforcement.

Linda Lee is a solicitor specialising in regulatory and disciplinary law at national law firm Weightmans LLP. She has held various key roles at the Law Society, including Past President of the Law Society of England and Wales (2010-11). She is currently the Chair of the Professional Indemnity Insurance Committee, a Law Society Council Member and a member of the Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Access to Justice and the Regulatory Process Committees.
Linda is also Chair of the Solicitors Assistance Scheme, which provides pro bono advice and assistance to solicitors facing disciplinary proceedings. She is a legal chair for the Family Health Services Appeals Unit of the NHS Litigation Authority, and the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Services (GMC). She also sits as a Deputy District Judge (Civil). Linda  is an independent member of the Need to Sell Panel for HS2. She lectures and writes on legal and regulatory issues and is a director of the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting.

Rachel Lawrence


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Non-member £175
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