Associate events

Lawyer Checker: Webinar – Source of funds – let technology remove the risk – Various dates in Nov 2019

The SRA and CLC are putting increasing pressure on law firms to comply with Money Laundering Regulations. Thirdfort is the latest in Lawyer Checker’s innovative suite of products helping to defend law firms against the persistent threats lurking in the legal sector, by providing enhanced due diligence to source of funds and ID checks.

Thirdfort combines facial recognition technology with document scanning and open banking, enabling you to confidently “Know Your Customer.” Join our webinar to find out how Thirdfort can reduce your AML admin and how you can save even more time by ordering it directly from Lawyer Checker.

Click here to register for the webinar

Groundsure: Which Commercial report to order and when? – 19 Nov 2019

When: Tuesday 19th November at 11am

In this session we take a detailed look into the Groundsure suite of Commercial products, their content and suitability for the transaction taking place. We will provide an overview on how environmental issues are dealt with in environmental reports as well as providing practical advice on next steps for reports where potential issues have been identified.

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VinciWorks: Whistleblowing – Understanding your rights and responsibilities – 20 Nov 2019

When: Wednesday 20 November, 12:00pm GMT

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA) provides protection for whistleblowers. Under PIDA, employees who make “protected disclosures” can claim unfair dismissal if their contracts are terminated due to the disclosures. Further, the EU Commission has recently announced a new law that aims to increase protections for whistleblowers.

In this webinar, we will be joined by the EU Commission’s Policy Officer Maria Mollica to share guidance and insights on the upcoming EU Whistleblowing Directive. We will also be sharing guidance on complying with existing UK whistleblowing law.

The webinar will cover:

  • Whistleblowing regulations in the UK
  • The key differences between the UK law and the EU Directive
  • The purpose and reach of the EU Directive
  • The categories protected by the EU Directive
  • Who can be a Reporting Person?
  • The procedures for internal and external reporting and recommended reporting methods

Free registration

About the experts

After working as a lawyer for nine years, specialising in Union competition law, Maria R. Mollica joined the European Commission in July 2008. She worked first as case handler in the Directorate-General (DG) for Competition for more than five years, then as Policy Officer in the Secretariat General of the European Commission to monitor the application of EU law by Member States and manage infringement cases. She then joined the DG for Justice in January 2015, where she has worked both in the area of personal data protection in the unit dealing with fundamental rights policy. Most recently, Maria has been heavily involved in writing the new EU Whistleblowing Directive.

As Director of Best Practice at VinciWorks, Gary Yantin works with law firms of all sizes to provide the best compliance learning experience for their staff. He was previously an in house lawyer and a solicitor in private practice. Gary has hosted many webinars and workshops for VinciWorks on a wide range of risk and compliance topics including GDPR and the SRA’s new approach to ongoing learning.

Legal and Research Executive Ruth Cohen holds an LLB specialising in International Commercial Law. Ruth has experience in both the public and private sectors, having consulted for many Fortune 500 companies. She has expert-level knowledge across a wide range of areas including corporate finance, data protection, harassment, information security, due diligence, commercial law, risk and regulatory compliance. Ruth has also been the driving force in the development of VinciWorks’ upcoming whistleblowing course.

 

DPS Software: Webinar Family Matters, Civil Billing – 21 Nov 2019

When: 21st November 2019 11am – 12pm

In this webinar we will be showing you our family and matrimonial software. We will help you to discover how you can improve your firm’s efficiency and productivity.

To register click here. If you are unable to attend on the day, register anyway and we will send you the recording.

SCL: Sir Brian Neill Lecture: Disability & Innovation – The Universal Benefits of Inclusive Design – 26 Nov 2019

Date: Tuesday 26 November 2019
Time: 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm (Registration from 5.45 pm; drinks reception after the event at 7.30 pm)
Venue: Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL

Register here

The first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, Haben Girma advocates for equal opportunities for people with disabilities. President Obama named her a White House Champion of Change. She received the Helen Keller Achievement Award, and a spot on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. President Bill Clinton and Chancellor Angela Merkel have also honoured Haben. Haben believes disability is an opportunity for innovation. She travels the world teaching the benefits of choosing inclusion. In August she published her first book, Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law.

“I’m deeply honored to give the Sir Brian Neill Lecture this year. Thank you, SCL, for this wonderful opportunity to share my disability justice work with your community.” Haben Girma

This will be the first time that Haben has spoken in the UK and SCL is honoured to be hosting this event.

Live subtitles will be shown throughout the lecture.

“I am delighted that Haben is giving this year’s SCL Sir Brian Neill Lecture. Her perspective is unique and she speaks with conviction and great humour. This is a treat for SCL” – Professor Richard Susskind OBE, SCL President

“This event is highly recommended. I had the pleasure of attending a talk by Haben Girma at Clio conference in New Orleans a couple of years ago and it was a masterclass in public speaking. Witty, striking and inspiring”. Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Principal, Fitzgerald Tech Law

The SCL Annual Lecture
honours the memory of Rt Hon Sir Brian Neill PC, a former President of SCL and pre-eminent pioneer of court technology. Past SCL lectures have been given by Lawrence Lessig, Sir Nigel Shadbolt, Dame Wendy Hall, The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, Professor Richard Susskind OBE FRSE and most recently Shannon Salter, Chair of the Civil Resolution Tribunal in Canada.

Find out more and register here.

Perfect Portal: Your clients’ behaviour is changing, are you? – 26 Nov 2019

Date: Tuesday, November 26 at 12:00pm

We live in a digital world where technology and mobile apps have fundamentally transformed nearly every aspect of our lives. Your customers have changed as well as their expectations; they are eager for information, expect clarity, transparent pricing and want to be updated on their case progress.

In short, today’s Digital Era has completely changed client communication and 86% of buyers are willing to pay more for a great customer experience.

Join this presentation to learn:

==> How your firm can adapt to these new demands and be proactive
==> Why using technology can make client communication significantly simpler
==> How you can deliver the best customer experience
==> How you can stand out from the crowd and gain a competitive edge

If this time isn’t right for you, please register anyhow and we will send you the recording.

Register here.

VinciWorks webinar: Health and safety at work – beyond ticking the box – 27 Nov 2019

When: Wednesday 27 November, 12.00pm GMT

In order to help organisations understand the importance of health and safety at work and improving the culture, in this webinar, VinciWorks’ Director of Course Development Nick Henderson will be joined by Professor Andrew Sharman, Managing Partner of RMS, and President of IOSH (the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health). Professor Sharman will call on his over two decades of experience in consulting with FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies such as Amazon, Coca-Cola, Carlsberg, IKEA and Mercedes-Benz to discuss some of the key trends in workplace health and safety and give guidance on improving health and safety culture at work.

Key talking points:

  • Some of the key trends in health and safety over recent years
  • Guidance on effectively managing health and safety
  • Going beyond the tick-box culture
  • The link between sustainability and health and safety
  • Mental health and its position in health and safety
  • Getting buy-in from leadership and board members on health and safety initiatives

Free registration

About the experts

Professor Andrew Sharman is the Managing Partner of RMS, a global consultancy specialising in culture and leadership, supporting organisations around the world. His broad range of clients include FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 organisations such as Amazon, Coca-Cola, Carlsberg, IKEA and many more. Andrew has authored nine books on safety culture, with From Accidents to Zero being the global best-seller on safety culture with over 52,000 copies sold. Further, Professor Sharman’s 2014 TED talk continues to change perceptions around risk and fear in modern society.

Nick Henderson is Director of Course Development at VinciWorks and has played an important role in developing VinciWorks’ most interactive and customisable courses, such as Competition Law: Know Your MarketHarassment and Bullying at Work: MyStoryAML: Know Your Risk and GDPR: Privacy at Work. Nick is a policy expert with a background in public, voluntary and private sectors and has expert-level knowledge across a wide range of areas.

 

Lawyer Checker: Webinar – Cyber Essentials – The questions that law firms want answering and what’s changing in 2020 – 27 Nov 2019

When: Wed 27th Nov, 11.30am

If cyber security is not on your law firm’s agenda, it should be. According to the SRA 60% of law firms reported a security incident in 2018, a figure almost certainly under reported. Cyber Essentials is the UK minimum cyber security standard recommended by the government. When implemented fully, it can protect a business from low and mid-level attacks, helping to guard against the most common cyber threat. In this short webinar, Tom Lyes, Key Relationship Manager and Jen Williams, Cyber Security Expert at Lawyer Checker will be discussing the Cyber Essentials scheme and what’s changing in 2020.

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Finders International: Deputyship Development Day Midlands – 28 Nov 2019

Date: 28.11.2019
Time: 9-3.30pm
Location: The Studio, 7 Cannon St, Birmingham B2 5EP
Cost: FREE

More information to follow soon…

To find out more or register click here.

DPS Software: Webinar on how to use portals and Apps to engage clients – 28 Nov 2019

When: Thursday 28th November 2019

In this webinar, you will discover how to engage your clients with the use of client portals and mobile apps.

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Westminster Legal Policy Forum: Legal technology in the UK – 2 Dec 2019

When: 2nd December 2019

Where: Central London, Postcode TBC

This seminar will be a timely opportunity to assess the future of the legal technology landscape – and how its development will affect the overall growth of the sector, established and new legal firms in the UK, and the quality and range of services for clients.

This seminar is scheduled to follow the publication of the UK Jurisdiction Taskforce’s legal statement on the status of cryptoassets, distributed ledger technologies (DLT) and smart contracts under English private law.

Delegates will consider the conclusions reached and the optimal approaches for increasing certainty and investor confidence, including legislative possibilities.

The discussion takes place as the pace of innovation is increasing. We expect discussion of the implications of developments such as the launch of the first off-the-shelf connected parametric insurance contract – including the potential of this model for other ‘connected’ products.

Delegates will consider how to maximise the potential benefits as well as manage the risks of the increasing use of algorithms in decision-making across the legal sector.

Register here: https://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/conference/future-of-legal-technology-19

Groundsure: Planning – Residential – 3 Dec 2019

When: Tuesday 3rd December at 1pm

In this session we will look at how the housing industry, particularly planning has a role to play in the environmental search report space. We will provide an overview of the state of planning permissions in the UK, a detailed run through of the Planning report and other relevant searches and case studies will provide real life examples of how planning and developments can impact upon properties.

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VinciWorks webinar: SRA Standards and Regulations – Your questions answered – 4 Dec 2019

When: Wednesday 4 December, 12.00pm GMT

On 25 November 2019, the new SRA Standards and Regulations come into effect. These will replace the current SRA Handbook. Over the last two years, VinciWorks has consulted with the SRA and many law firms in England and Wales to provide guidance and training on the new Standards and Regulations.

To help solicitors understand their requirements under the reforms, our Director of Best Practice Gary Yantin and Legal and Research Executive Ruth Cohen will be joined by the SRA’s Policy Associate Jatinderpal Loyal to answer your questions.

Please submit your question below and we will try our best to answer it during the webinar.

Free registration

 

Groundsure: Contaminated land and why Historical Mapping is so important – 12 Dec 2019

When: Thursday 12th December at 11am

In this session we will look at the role contaminated land has to play in the environmental search report space. We will provide a brief overview of contaminated land legislation and the government’s current position. There will be case studies and historic mapping examples from the Bristol and South Kesteven District areas which will provide real life examples of how contaminated land can impact upon properties. We will go through examples of pollution incidents and permits data, landfill and part B permits and potentially contaminated land data so you get a better understanding of the scale and depth of data that is involved in contaminated land assessments. We will also look at how our in house Environmental Consultants write a report and compile their opinion as well as providing practical ways of revising any “Action Required” searches. We will then finish with an overview of our core residential and commercial reports.

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DPS Software: Q and A Legal Accounts – 12 Dec 2019

When: 12th December 2019

Find out everything you need to know about our legal accounts software, DPS Financial Director.

To register click here. If you are unable to attend on the day, register anyway and we will send you the recording.

Teal Compliance: Anti Money Laundering Masterclass tour 2020 – Cardiff 9 Jan 2020

Times: Half day masterclass.  Morning session from 9am and afternoon session from 13.30

With over £100bn thought to be laundered in the UK every year, and Lawyers labelled as professional enablers, there has never been a keener focus on what law firms do to prevent money laundering.
This half day masterclass will provide practical guidance on how to make sure you have effective policies, controls and procedures to manage your money laundering risks.
It will cover:

  • The Money Laundering offences in the Proceeds of Crime Act
  • Implementation of the Money Laundering Offences 2017
  • The impact of the 5th and 6th Money Laundering Offences and the Money Laundering Regulations 2020
  • How to make sure you are regulator ready
  • The future of the SARs regime

Presented by Amy Bell, former Chair of the Law Society’s Money Laundering Task Force, and co-author of Solicitors and Money Laundering, this course will give new and established MLROs and MLCOs a new perspective on AML.

Tickets are £150 plus VAT and are limited to 10 places (per venue).
For tickets or more information go to the Teal event page here https://www.tealcompliance.com/events

Teal Compliance: Anti Money Laundering Masterclass tour 2020 – Manchester 16 Jan 2020

Times: Half day masterclass.  Morning session from 9am and afternoon session from 13.30

With over £100bn thought to be laundered in the UK every year, and Lawyers labelled as professional enablers, there has never been a keener focus on what law firms do to prevent money laundering.
This half day masterclass will provide practical guidance on how to make sure you have effective policies, controls and procedures to manage your money laundering risks.
It will cover:

  • The Money Laundering offences in the Proceeds of Crime Act
  • Implementation of the Money Laundering Offences 2017
  • The impact of the 5th and 6th Money Laundering Offences and the Money Laundering Regulations 2020
  • How to make sure you are regulator ready
  • The future of the SARs regime

Presented by Amy Bell, former Chair of the Law Society’s Money Laundering Task Force, and co-author of Solicitors and Money Laundering, this course will give new and established MLROs and MLCOs a new perspective on AML.

Tickets are £150 plus VAT and are limited to 10 places (per venue).
For tickets or more information go to the Teal event page here https://www.tealcompliance.com/events

Teal Compliance: Anti Money Laundering Masterclass tour 2020 – London 23 Jan 2020

Times: Half day masterclass.  Morning session from 9am and afternoon session from 13.30

With over £100bn thought to be laundered in the UK every year, and Lawyers labelled as professional enablers, there has never been a keener focus on what law firms do to prevent money laundering.
This half day masterclass will provide practical guidance on how to make sure you have effective policies, controls and procedures to manage your money laundering risks.
It will cover:

  • The Money Laundering offences in the Proceeds of Crime Act
  • Implementation of the Money Laundering Offences 2017
  • The impact of the 5th and 6th Money Laundering Offences and the Money Laundering Regulations 2020
  • How to make sure you are regulator ready
  • The future of the SARs regime

Presented by Amy Bell, former Chair of the Law Society’s Money Laundering Task Force, and co-author of Solicitors and Money Laundering, this course will give new and established MLROs and MLCOs a new perspective on AML.

Tickets are £150 plus VAT and are limited to 10 places (per venue).
For tickets or more information go to the Teal event page here https://www.tealcompliance.com/events

Teal Compliance: Anti Money Laundering Masterclass tour 2020 – Birmingham 30 Jan 2020

Times: Half day masterclass.  Morning session from 9am and afternoon session from 13.30

With over £100bn thought to be laundered in the UK every year, and Lawyers labelled as professional enablers, there has never been a keener focus on what law firms do to prevent money laundering.
This half day masterclass will provide practical guidance on how to make sure you have effective policies, controls and procedures to manage your money laundering risks.
It will cover:

  • The Money Laundering offences in the Proceeds of Crime Act
  • Implementation of the Money Laundering Offences 2017
  • The impact of the 5th and 6th Money Laundering Offences and the Money Laundering Regulations 2020
  • How to make sure you are regulator ready
  • The future of the SARs regime

Presented by Amy Bell, former Chair of the Law Society’s Money Laundering Task Force, and co-author of Solicitors and Money Laundering, this course will give new and established MLROs and MLCOs a new perspective on AML.

Tickets are £150 plus VAT and are limited to 10 places (per venue).
For tickets or more information go to the Teal event page here https://www.tealcompliance.com/events

Teal Compliance: Anti Money Laundering Masterclass tour 2020 – Edinburgh 6 Feb 2020

Times: Half day masterclass.  Morning session from 9am and afternoon session from 13.30

With over £100bn thought to be laundered in the UK every year, and Lawyers labelled as professional enablers, there has never been a keener focus on what law firms do to prevent money laundering.
This half day masterclass will provide practical guidance on how to make sure you have effective policies, controls and procedures to manage your money laundering risks.
It will cover:

  • The Money Laundering offences in the Proceeds of Crime Act
  • Implementation of the Money Laundering Offences 2017
  • The impact of the 5th and 6th Money Laundering Offences and the Money Laundering Regulations 2020
  • How to make sure you are regulator ready
  • The future of the SARs regime

Presented by Amy Bell, former Chair of the Law Society’s Money Laundering Task Force, and co-author of Solicitors and Money Laundering, this course will give new and established MLROs and MLCOs a new perspective on AML.

Tickets are £150 plus VAT and are limited to 10 places (per venue).
For tickets or more information go to the Teal event page here https://www.tealcompliance.com/events

Teal Compliance: Anti Money Laundering Masterclass tour 2020 – Bristol 13 Feb 2020

Times: Half day masterclass.  Morning session from 9am and afternoon session from 13.30

With over £100bn thought to be laundered in the UK every year, and Lawyers labelled as professional enablers, there has never been a keener focus on what law firms do to prevent money laundering.
This half day masterclass will provide practical guidance on how to make sure you have effective policies, controls and procedures to manage your money laundering risks.
It will cover:

  • The Money Laundering offences in the Proceeds of Crime Act
  • Implementation of the Money Laundering Offences 2017
  • The impact of the 5th and 6th Money Laundering Offences and the Money Laundering Regulations 2020
  • How to make sure you are regulator ready
  • The future of the SARs regime

Presented by Amy Bell, former Chair of the Law Society’s Money Laundering Task Force, and co-author of Solicitors and Money Laundering, this course will give new and established MLROs and MLCOs a new perspective on AML.

Tickets are £150 plus VAT and are limited to 10 places (per venue).
For tickets or more information go to the Teal event page here https://www.tealcompliance.com/events