Andrew Baker is a partner at leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM. He heads up the firm’s Professional Services group in the North West and sits on the firm’s National Professional Practice steering group. Andrew has advised the legal services sector for over 20 years on a wide range of strategic, funding, regulatory and operational matters and has an unrivalled expertise on a number of key matters affecting their business. Andrew signs off over 30 AR1’s annually and assists with complex issues on many more. He regularly lectures for a number of district societies on SAR matters and is regarded as RSM’s expert in this area nationally.
Jatinderpal Loyal, Since joining the Law Society Group in May 2003, Jatinderpal has played a key role in leading on high profile investigations and providing technical support to colleagues. In 2009, Jatinderpal worked on developing the SRA’s approach to outcomes-focused regulation and the supervision of law firms. Having joined the regulatory policy team in 2012, Jatinderpal led on the SRA’s approach to monitoring and enforcing the ban on referral fees in personal injury and worked closely with the Insurance Fraud Task Force and other key stakeholders. Jatinderpal is the lead on the SRA’s regulation of financial services, the SRA Accounts Rules and Client Protection arrangements. Jatinderpal has used his experience of supervising firms to improve the SRA’s relationship with small firms and other professionals that law firms work with to help prepare for the SRA’s Standards and Regulations.
Sue Mawdsley is a partner in Legal Risk LLP. She is a solicitor of over 30 years’ experience and advises law firms – from multi-national to high street practices – on risk management, claims prevention and regulatory compliance. She has particular expertise in anti-money laundering and advising firms on anti-money laundering problems and compliance strategies, as well as extensive experience of developing bespoke procedures and systems for law firms. Together with Frank Maher she is co-author of ‘The Money Laundering Reporting Officer’s Handbook – A Guide for Solicitors.’ She is the co-author money laundering chapter of the International Bar Association book on Risk Management in Law Firms.
Joanna Morris has over thirty years’ experience of working in solicitors practices from being a legal cashier to a practice manager. Joanna is a consultant having previously worked in a top 40 law firm as a Risk and Regulatory Compliance Training Manager. She has also worked as the Finance Compliance Manager for the first Alternative Business Structure (ABS) in Wales. She is a Diploma member of the Institute for Legal Finance and Management (ILFM). Joanna is a qualified NVQ assessor and holds a Certificate in Education for Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector. Jo was highly commended in June 2011 by the Legal Education and Training Group (LETG) in the category Best Programme for Lawyers for Solicitors Accounts Rules training for Hill Dickinson LLP. She was also shortlisted in the category of Compliance Trainer of the Year for the Women in Compliance Awards 2014.
Neena Shukla is a Lloyds Banking Group fraud expert having held responsibility for Fraud Risk Management in the Commercial Banking sector since 2013. She has worked in the Banking industry for 37 years including roles within Retail, Commercial Banking Sectors and Operational Risk & Compliance. Neena’s current responsibilities include protecting the Bank from fraud and more importantly protecting the Bank’s clients from becoming fraud victims by providing fraud prevention education and guidance to Commercial clients across all sectors.