SRA Regulatory Compliance for In-House Lawyers 2017Register your place at this one-day conference for in-house legal departments to establish best practice compliance with SRA regulation; take advantage of the continuing competence regime; and alleviate cost pressures in your legal department.
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09:00 Registration and refreshments
09:30 Chairperson’s opening remarks
09:40 Preparing for the future: the Legal Services Board's view of the regulatory landscape and other developments
- Policy developments in legal services regulation
- Developing innovation, competition and growth
- The LSB's Vision Paper. its next three year strategy and the CMA's Legal Services Market study
Caroline Wallace, Strategy Director, Legal Services Board
10:20 Continuing competence regime
- Who is responsible for compliance with the continuing competence regime?
- What competencies do you have to demonstrate?
- How do you demonstrate competency?
- How can the new regime work best for you and your organisation?
Nicola Jones, Director at Athena Professional, Improving Business Performance Through People
11:00 Morning coffee break
11:30 Responding to the FCA discussion paper
- Where are we right now with the FCA's discussion and industry response?
- Capturing the in-house lawyer into the Senior Managers and Certification Regime
- Addressing potential conflict with the role of legal advisor
- Managing the additional regulatory burden
Chris Whittaker, Associate, DLA Piper
12:10 Best practice advice from an SRA regulated law firm
- Process and implementation of SRA regulatory code
- Hints and tips for working with the SRA: ethics and human rights and their relationship with risk and compliance
- Developing your corporate policy
Sarah Lucey, Head of Risk & Compliance, Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP
12:50 Networking lunch
13:50 The changing relationship between in-house lawyers and their regulator
- Assessing 2016 regulations to ensure in-house buy-in
- Evaluating your risk and reviewing your business conduct
- Using the SRA resources as a guide for restructuring your in-house team
- Addressing the FCA conflict of interest
Tracey Calvert, Director, Oakalls Consultancy
14:30 Effective regulatory and compliance strategies
- Handling and prioritising multiple regulatory challenges
- Balancing commercial requirements and local jurisdictional demands
- When to instruct external counsel
Gordon Youngson, Senior Legal Counsel, Euroclear UK and Ireland
15:00 Afternoon coffee break
15:30 Managing and solving the compliance challenges of tax evasion
- When does tax avoidance become tax evasion?
- Employee tax evasion: developing robust operational procedures
- Criminal Finances Bill – progress and implementation
Tim Harris, Supervising Associate, Simmons & Simmons
16:00 In-house business opportunities
- Expanding the practice
- Developing business and commercial strategies for internal and external benefit
- The in-house team as an integral part of career development
Pearl Moses, Head of Risk and Compliance, The Law Society
16:30 Technology as an enabler for the in-house lawyer
Our panel of experts will explore the issues, including:
- Evaluating and using AI for compliance
- Are internal corporate relationships inhibiting new technology take-up?
- Developing a technology strategy which delivers value
Joanna Goodman, Technology columnist
Matthew Whalley, Director – Legal Risk, E&Y
Chrissie Lightfoot, Entrepreneur Lawyer, author, speaker
17:10 Chairperson’s closing remarks
17:20 Close of conference
The SRA Regulatory Compliance for In-House Lawyers conference combines the expertise of the oversight regulator, general counsel and senior legal practitioners. The event’s sessions deliver solutions to evolving regulatory challenges while exploring new business potential in an increasingly competitive environment.
Speakers from the Legal Services Board and The Law Society have confirmed their sessions at this year's conference, all with the aim of helping you establish best practice compliance with the SRA and improve the everyday success of your legal department. Not only that, but for 2017, there are new sessions on the fast developing conflict of interest issues and the emerging pitfalls around ongoing tax evasion compliance burdens.
- A keynote address from the Legal Services Board, allowing you to prepare and align your regulatory procedures
- Benchmark your own practices with corporate strategies; ethics and the SRA regulatory code
- Effectively manage the competing challenges of an evolving multi-regulatory environment
- Avoid the new compliance pitfalls, with the advent of oncoming tax evasion regulations
- Exploit the ongoing business potential of in-house counsel
- Evaluate the threats and opportunities of new legal technology with an expert panel