Risk Management and Compliance for Law Firms 2017Register your place at this two-day conference to scan the horizon for potential risks, benchmark your current strategy and processes against your peers', and understand the action you should take today in order to minimise risk and ensure compliance tomorrow.
COMPETENCE AND ETHICS
Should we be teaching legal ethics?
Ethics at the expense of compliance
The use and abuse of ethics
Getting the ethics message across to everyone in the firm
- Where are we with the SRA reforms and consultation process?
Implications for the profession’s purchasing power and insurance cover
Cases on aggregations – recent decisions – what does this mean?
Risk and compliance fallout from the Leigh Day case
What does the regulator expect from us?
The changing relationship with the SRA
How to enjoy a trouble free relationship with the SRA
Effective compliance planning techniques
Tracey Calvert, Consultant, Oakalls Consultancy
12:10 The client relationship
- Developing and implementing a project plan
- Designing a solution and commissioning technology
- Importance of global out of hours contact
Speaker details coming soon
12:50 Networking lunch
13:50 Managing conflicts of interests
- Lessons learned: where it went wrong
- Lateral hiring – unforeseen risks
- Law firm structures – implications
Frank Maher, Partner, Legal Risk
- Mergers and acquisitions – what are the best structures?
- ‘One firm’ – or is it just branding?
- Use of the Swiss Verein structure: financial benefits, professional liabilities
- Structural implications for risk management, conflict of interests
Aster Crawshaw, Partner, Professional Practices, Addleshaw Goddard
15:20 Afternoon coffee break
15:40 Horizon scanning: The broader regulatory outlook
- Contrasting current awareness and horizon scanning
- The wider view: comprehensive, catch all
- The narrow targeting view: following trends
Alison Devlin, Head of Knowledge, Eversheds Sutherland
Heidi Short, Head of Legal & Regulatory, Eversheds Sutherland
16:20 How will law firm business models change?
Our panel of experts will explore issues including:
- Billable hours: innovative pricing models – what’s in store?
- Client relationships: develop existing relationships versus client acquisition
- How will new technology drive business structures
- How does risk management play an effective part in change?
George Bisnought, Managing Director, Excello Law
Andrew Hedley, Founder and Director, Hedley Consulting
Christie Guimond, R&D Strategy Manager, Ashurst
Edward O'Rourke, CEO (Partner), Ashtons Legal
17:10 Chair's closing remarks
17:20 Close of Day One
- A round-up of news on policy, plans and consultation
What are the additional obligations?
Privacy impact assessments
Notifications of data breach
Gordon Jones, Partner & Head of Professional Practices, Kreston Reeves
- Five months on: how is the profession responding and adapting?
- Regulations 18, 19, 20 and 21 – how are you getting on?
- Treasury approved guidance for the legal sector – where are we up to?
- Update on Fifth Amending Directive
- Criminal Finances Act 2017
Implications for the new shared information regime
Application of the offence in practice
Warning signs: HMRC’s view
UK expansion of sanctions reporting requirements
Recent court rulings
Update on EU sanctions
HMT Consultation – what is the future UK model of sanctions?
CYBER SECURITY AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGY
14:40 Cybersecurity and insurance
The Directive on security of network and information systems (NIS)
When will a policy pay out?
Identifying and evaluating exclusion clauses, what have firms experienced so far?
How does insurance coverage apply to fines and public policy?
Cyber security strategies: law firm client confidentiality
Helping your clients to understand and counter the cyber threats
Analysing the changing face of digital crime and how your firm can manage the risk
How leadership engagement can help you take control of cyber security
- Using technology and existing law to solve social and legal problems
- Legal remedies for unexpected contractual or liability issues
- Will workers’ rights be redundant when robots take over?
- AI and social conscience, unintended consequences
- EU – robotics regulation framework
Details coming soon
Phil Henson, Partner, DKLM
Andrew Joint, Commercial Technology Partner, Kemp Little
Joanna Goodman, Legal technology journalist
17:10 Chair's closing remarks
17:20 Close of conference
Register your place at Risk Management and Compliance for Law Firms 2017 to:
- Understand how you should maintain an effective relationship with the SRA to increase transparency and reduce risk
- Evaluate the need for cybersecurity insurance and establish a process to better protect your firm against cyber attacks
- Review your approach to conflicts of interest and analyse the implication of ongoing cases
- Evaluate the practical implications of the new shared information regime (Criminal Finances Act)
- Identify your obligations under the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
- Get an update on EU sanctions
- Add value to your client relationships, while confidently managing risk
Now in its 14th year, Risk Management and Compliance for Law Firms is the go-to conference for risk and compliance professionals working in medium and large sized law firms.
Scan the horizon for potential risk, benchmark your current strategy and processes against your peers' and understand the action you should take today in order to minimise risk and ensure compliance tomorrow.
Hear from thought leaders working in risk and compliance, including:
- Frank Maher, Partner, Legal Risk
- Iain Miller, Partner - Regulatory, Kingsley Napley
- Maxine Reid, Restructuring Partner, Kreston Reeves
- Gordon James, Partner and Head of Professional Practices, Kreston Reeves
- Paula Ruffell, Tax Investigations Senior, Grant Thornton
- Michael O'Kane, Senior Partner, Peters & Peters
Save up to £200 on your event place with our early bird saver rates
- Book before 27 September 2017 and save £100 for one day attendance (£549) and save £200 when you attend both days (£995).
- Book before 1 November 2017 and save £50 for one day attendance (£599) and save £100 when you attend both days (£1095).
You'll pay the full price of £649 when booking after after 1 November 2017 for one day's attendance, and £1195 for attendance to both days.