10% discount for LF readers at Risk Management for Law Firms conference

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15 November 2010


Legal Futures readers have been offered a 10% discount to Managing Partner magazine’s upcoming two-day conference, Risk Management for Law Firms.

You need to book before 19 November to claim the discount. Quote booking code ‘LF10’.

The conference, on 1 and 2 December in London, aims to help lawyers defend their firms against strategic and operational risk. Legal Futures is a media partner.

The workloads of all law firm risk directors are surely set to increase this year, as the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) moves ahead with its change to an outcomes-based regulatory regime. The shift from a rules-based to a principles-based system of regulation means that not only will you have new processes to implement in your firm, but you will also have to learn new skills in change management, in order to ensure that your partners and fee-earners sit up and take notice of the new ways of working and stick to them, so your firm stays out of trouble.

And, with many risk directors taking on the new Compliance Officer for Legal Practice role, as well as the responsibilities and obligations which that office brings with it, the regulatory threat has never felt so personal. At this year’s event, hear how your firm should comply, from the SRA, the Law Society and affected law firms.

As if that wasn’t enough, high-profile cases of large law firm insolvency have placed the spotlight firmly over law firm business management, which is also expected to be tightened up through regulatory change. This year, for the first time ever, Managing Partner’s Risk Management for Law Firms conference offers you the chance to learn what not to do from those who have been heavily involved with the recent insolvency cases, and also presents you with the opportunity to hear advice from a barrister on how much protection LLP status actually affords in such cases.

The two-day conference that will ensure you:

  • Identify the changes you’ll need to implement to stay out of trouble with the regulator;
  • Drive a change in your firm’s culture to ensure your lawyers adhere to the new rules;
  • Know what not to do by learning about: (a) high profile law firm insolvency cases and (b) current claims activity;
  • Find out how much protection an LLP status gives to its members in cases of insolvency;
  • Learn what you need to do to comply with the Bribery and Corruption Act;
  • Anticipate problems with your partners and benefit from best practice in supervision;
  • Discover what other firms are doing to monitor for compliance and what the regulator will expect going forward; and
  • Protect your lawyers from activity which could land them in trouble with the US courts.

On a related note, the conference also looks at current claims activity to help you identify some of the risk issues that have led other firms into hot water. On the other side of the coin, there will be advice on conducting due diligence when taking on lateral hires and their clients, which will be especially relevant if your firm is currently looking to acquire part of another firm that is being threatened with insolvency.

With a strong track record in regularly attracting risk directors and risk partners from the majority of the top 100 law firms, this conference also offers excellent networking opportunities. As ever, it will bring you right up-to-date with what you should do, what you shouldn’t do, and what other firms are doing, in order to protect you against the biggest strategic and operational risks on your list today. Can you afford not to be there?

A quote from your chairman, Frank Maher, partner, Legal Risk LLP: “This is a must-attend event for risk directors and risk partners from large and medium-sized law firms to get a comprehensive update, in just two days, on the current strategic and operational risks affecting legal practice.”

Testimonials from the 2009 event: “A very useful update with lots of food for thought! Thank you.” Claire Ainley, Risk and Compliance, Veale Wasbrough Vizards
“Great update of current issues in risk management. Good networking.” Anonymous

For delegate and marketing enquiries, please contact:
Nathan Denham
Marketing Manager
E-mail:events@ark-group.com
Tel: +44 (0)20 7549 2535

Two-day conference only: £1,245 + VAT/€1,494 + VAT. Click here for more information.

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