ABSs: Three years on

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6 February 2015

Compli200It is three years since the SRA began accepting ABS applications and approximately 300 licences have now been granted. With this in mind, here in Compli we thought it would be an opportune time to look back over this period at what the profession has learnt since the genesis of ABSs and share some practical advice on preparing ABS applications.

On 12 March at our Manchester (Piccadilly Place) office we will be hosting a seminar entitled “ABSs: three years on”. As well as top tips from one of our consultants on how to approach the application process, insight will be offered by guest speakers including the COLP of an existing ABS and professional indemnity insurance brokers.


  • Registration and coffee
  • Welcome from Michelle Garlick, partner and head of compli, Weightmans LLP
  • How to prepare and present your ABS application – Adam Entwistle, compliance consultant at Compli, Weightmans LLP
  • Taking the ABS plunge: Experiences of the application process and life as an ABS – Simon Gibson, managing director and COLP at SGI Legal LLP
  • The PI insurers’ view: Assessing the risk profile of an ABS – Jonathan Simon, executive director, FINEX Global at Willis

Who should attend?
Lawyers, non-lawyers and investors interested in applying to the SRA for an ABS licence.

12 March 2015

3.30pm – Registration
4.00pm – Seminar
5.30pm – Networking drinks

Weightmans LLP Manchester – First Floor, 3 Piccadilly Place, Manchester, M1 3BN

There is no charge for the seminar; however, places will be limited to facilitate discussion.

For more information or to reserve your place, please click here.

Compli is the bespoke consultancy of Weightmans LLP. Advising solicitors, barristers and in-house-lawyers, as well as other stakeholders including banks, insurers and investors, Compli offers a range of solutions including regulatory and financial reviews. For more information, please contact us on 0845 070 1047 or compli@weightmans.com

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