Associate events

Kaplan Altior: Managing Yourself- Managing Your Workload – 18 Feb 2019

When – 18th February, 9am – 12pm

Where – Live Online

On a practical level, a solicitor needs to know how to run a matter efficiently and effectively and this session includes:

  • Understanding efficiency
  • Planning and prioritisation
  • Tools and techniques for success

This course is specifically tailored to:

  • Newly qualified solicitors
  • More experienced professionals seeking a refresh and update on their existing skillset to continue their professional development

To book your place, visit: https://altior.co.uk/public-training-programmes/course-directory/management-and-leadership/managing-yourself

Groundsure: Contaminated Land and Historical Mapping – 19 Feb 2019

When: Tues 19th Feb 2019 – 11am-12pm

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8687319831166414595

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, case studies will provide real life examples of how contaminated land can impact upon properties. 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 reports.

Kaplan Altior: Managing Others- Successful Supervision 20 Feb 2019

When– 20th February, 12pm – 3pm

Where – Live Online

Even without having the title ‘supervisor’, professionals need to be able to get work done through others more junior from time to time. This session shows you how to start the process in the right way and includes:

  • Supervision, management and relationship explained
  • Leading learning in your work group
  • Briefing and assessing work

This course is specifically tailored to:

  • Qualified solicitors with 2-4 years PQE.
  • More junior solicitors who are given earlier responsibility for managing others.
  • More experienced professionals who seek a refresher and update on their existing skillset and wish to comply with the SRA Statement of Solicitor Competence.

To book your place, visit: https://altior.co.uk/public-training-programmes/course-directory/management-and-leadership/managing-others

InfoTrack & Perfect Portal Integration – 20 Feb 2019

Date: Wednesday, 20th February 2019

Time: Noon – 12:30pm

Register here: http://bit.ly/2DjpnXa

Join this webinar to learn how Perfect Portal integrates with InfoTrack to speed up your conveyancing process.

Key integration points to be covered in this webinar:

==> Searches pulled through when generating a quote in Perfect Portal
==> Fee scales for different search packs
==> Data sharing between Perfect Portal and InfoTrack
==> Direct access to Perfect Portal within InfoTrack home screen

Title Research: Bona Vacantia in England & Wales – How a genealogist can help – 20 Feb 2019

When: Wednesday 20th February at 12pm

In this informative webinar, Title Research will share what Bona Vacantia is, the options that are available to you, and how a genealogist can support your approach to an unclaimed estate.

Title Research’s Technical Manager, Simon Barber, will also explain how Title Research charge for tracing missing beneficiaries, as well as sharing some interesting case studies that we’ve come across on the use of commission fees.

Click here to register now.

Kaplan Altior: Managing the Firm- Strategy and Finance – 22 Feb 2019

When – 22nd February, 12pm – 3pm

Where – Live Online

As an essential step towards attaining a more senior position in the firm, understanding how strategy comes about and how to analyse the figures is an essential prerequisite for career progression. This session covers key concepts and tools including:

  • A model for leadership
  • Five rules for prosperity
  • Implementing the balanced score card
  • Health and hygiene in practice

This course is specifically tailored to:

  • Qualified solicitors with at least 4 years PQE
  • Associates who are creating business plans at practice group level or for promotion to partner
  • More junior solicitors who are given earlier responsibility or wish to develop more strategic thinking at an earlier stage of their career
  • Newly promoted partners who want to gain a better understanding of strategy and implementation in order to further develop their contribution to the firm
  • More experienced professionals who seek a refresher and update on their existing skillset

To book your place, visit: https://altior.co.uk/public-training-programmes/course-directory/management-and-leadership/managing-the-business

Kaplan Altior: Managing Yourself- Managing Your Communications – 25 Feb 2019

When – 25th February, 12pm – 3pm

Where – Live Online

A solicitor must develop his/her personal skills in order to better manage working relationship with both colleagues and clients in a people-oriented working environment and this session includes:

  • What makes for great communication?
  • Empathy and working with others
  • Limiting conflict at work

This course is specifically tailored to:

  • Newly qualified solicitors
  • More experienced professionals seeking a refresh and update on their existing skillset to continue their professional development

To book your place, visit: https://altior.co.uk/public-training-programmes/course-directory/management-and-leadership/managing-yourself

Perfect Portal: Converting more enquires to sales – 26 Feb 2019

Date: Tuesday, 26th February 2019

Time: Noon – 1:00pm

Register here: http://bit.ly/2GzPInp

Did you know on average firms only convert 35% of their enquires? Join this webinar to learn how you can convert more enquires to sales and take advantage of every opportunity. We will share tips on how firms are using Perfect Portal to increase their conversion rates.

We are pleased have Martin Wyatt and Mike Porter of Legal Mentors as guest speakers who will go over pricing strategies and tips on handling phone enquires.

During this webinar, we will discuss how you can:

==> Convert more enquires
==> Improve profitability
==> Best pricing strategies
==> Build stronger relationships

Seal Software: Understanding Legal AI from the inside out – 26 Feb 2019

When: Tuesday, February 26th, 5 P.M. GMT

Presenters Ari Kaplan, Principal Ari Kaplan Advisors and Laurie Brasner, General Counsel, Seal Software.

As the legal industry continues to evolve and embrace artificial intelligence, it is critical to align the perception of the technology with its practical application.

For that reason, Seal Software engaged Ari Kaplan Advisors, a legal industry consultancy to interview 30 professionals from large corporations to provide a realistic perspective on their challenges and triumphs.

The resulting report offers direct insights from decision-makers on:

  • Usage
  • Trends
  • Applications
  • Developments

Among many compelling conclusions was the overwhelming finding that the legal team in every organization represented in this report exercises influence over the adoption and deployment of this technology.

Join law department leaders from some of the world’s best-known companies in a conversation about how they are and aren’t using artificial intelligence in their portfolio of contracts. Moderated by legal industry analyst, Ari Kaplan, alongside Seal’s General Counsel, Laurie Brasner, this discussion will share insights of, challenges with, and hopes for the successful implementation of advanced enterprise contract analytics.

Register here: https://comm.seal-software.com/webinar-legal-ai-from-the-inside-out

Kaplan Altior: Managing Others- Improved Individual Performance – 27 Feb 2019

When – 27th February, 12pm – 3pm

Where – Live Online

In today’s competitive environment, improving the performance of others as part of the ‘learning organisation’ is no longer an option but an essential part of economic prosperity.  This session shows you how to deal with key issues in all work groups and includes:

  • Conflict management
  • Motivation, ability and confidence building in people
  • Team performance through individual contributions

This course is specifically tailored to:

  • Qualified solicitors with 2-4 years PQE.
  • More junior solicitors who are given earlier responsibility for managing others.
  • More experienced professionals who seek a refresher and update on their existing skillset and wish to comply with the SRA Statement of Solicitor Competence.

To book your place, visit: https://altior.co.uk/public-training-programmes/course-directory/management-and-leadership/managing-others

Tikit & Perfect Portal Integration – 27 Feb 2019

Date: Wednesday, 27th February 2019

Time: Noon – 1:00pm

Register here: http://bit.ly/2DXgvbj

Join us on 27th February at 12:00 for an exciting webinar to demonstrate the Tikit Partner for Windows integration with Perfect Portal.

Key benefits of the Tikit P4W and Perfect Portal integration are:

==> 360 degree solution from quote settlement

==> Automatically create a matter in P4W after instruction

==> Conflict check with P4W when adding new client details from Perfect Portal

==> Complete key milestones direct from P4W to update clients on matter progress

DPS Software: Making Tax Digital 30 days to go! – 27 Feb 2019

When: 27 February 2019, 11.00 to 12.00

Where: Webinar

Making Tax Digital is fast approaching. From the 1st April is will be mandatory for all firms bringing in more than £85k in revenue (the current VAT threshold) to submit their VAT returns digitally. During this webinar, we will tell you everything you need to know about MTD and we will show you how the DPS Financial Director system will work following the changes.

Register here

Kaplan Altior: Compliance- Diversity Within the Profession -28 Feb 2019

When – 28 February, 12pm – 1.30pm

Where – Live Online

Diversity is important to the successful functioning of law firms as well as ensuring the ongoing relevance of the legal profession.  This course will look at what we mean by diversity, why it is important and how firms can ensure that they are implementing strategies that will encourage it.

This course is applicable to all solicitors as each individual is responsible for complying with the requirements of the SRA Handbook, and the managers of each firm are responsible for the overall compliance of their firm.

Key benefits include:

  • Session specifically focuses on Diversity as one SRA risk factor
  • Gain an understanding of how better Diversity strategies and planning can benefit individual solicitors and law firms.
  • Short, interactive, cost effective session which can be accessed from any location.
  • Delivered live by practitioners with expertise in diversity within law firms.
  • Designed to cover key SRA competencies

To book your place, visit: https://altior.co.uk/public-training-programmes/course-directory/compliance

National Accident Helpline: Future Legal Mind Award – 28 Feb 2019

Could you be our next Future Legal Mind?

We believe it’s crucial to have the very best people engaged in the legal sector, so our annual Future Legal Mind Award aims to give the brightest minds the support they need today to make a difference tomorrow.

The competition – which is now in its fifth year – challenges entrants to show their expertise by writing a personal response to the statement below in 500-650 words:

In today’s world, the law provides a great foundation for any career. Outline your ambitions and aspirations and why you’ve chosen the Law. How do you think having a legally-trained mind will benefit you in the future and could benefit society, the country and/or your community?

Those shortlisted will then be invited to submit a short home-made video (1-2 minutes) to support their written response to the above.

In this video, shortlisted entrants can tell us why they have applied and how their initial entry represents them as a Future Legal Mind.

The deadline for the personal written response to the statement is 28th February 2019.

The winner will receive:

  • A £2,000 cash prize
  • A mentoring session with our Legal Director, Jonathan White, and Partnerships Director, Adam Nabozny – both qualified lawyers with a wealth of experience who can give advice and guidance
  • A meeting in London with a legal politician
  • A starring role in a professionally produced video, endorsed and promoted by National Accident Helpline, which the winner can share as part of raising their own professional profile

To find out more, or to enter please click here.

Certainty Expert Webinars: Probate price transparency – compliance nightmare or business opportunity? – 28 Feb 2019

When: Thursday 28th February at 12.00pm

Presented by: Gill Steel, LawSkills

Register here: https://goto.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1231663&tp_key=6be306ecc6

We are delighted to welcome Gill Steel from LawSkills to the next instalment of Certainty Expert Webinars who will presenting “Probate price transparency – compliance nightmare or business opportunity?”

LawSkills specialises in Learning & Development and Consultancy for Private Client practitioners in the areas of Wills, Probate, Elderly & Vulnerable client, Trusts and Tax.

Join our webinar on Thursday 28th February 2018 at 12.00pm to hear Gill discuss the recent probate price transparency requirements.

Aim:

  • To highlight the tough requirements of the SRA Transparency Rules and to reveal how to make a powerful case for consumers to use your firm for probate work

Outcome:

  • Probate practitioners will be able to comply professionally and dynamically with the requirements of the new rules

Agenda:

  • Key questions to test your firm’s offering
  • How to approach pricing
  • Clarity on process
  • Displaying information about your probate team
  • Extra information you could provide

Join us for our highlight informative, complimentary 1 hour webinar. Places are limited so register for the webinar now.

Thames Water Property Searches: Commercial Conveyancing CPD – 28 Feb 2019

Date: Thursday 28th February 2019

Venue: Metro Bank Plc, 1 Southampton Row, London, WC1B 5HA

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Thames Water Property Searches are hosting an informative and interactive legal CPD providing essential information and updates by leading industry experts.

The event is designed to inform commercial conveyancers and solicitors on recent developments in the conveyancing industry, incorporating a range of topics from leading organisations and speakers including:

  • Hannah Mackinlay – propertylaw.guru
  • Groundsure Location Intelligence
  • Lawyer Checker
  • Thames Water Property Searches

To reserve your space at the event, please email: twps.events@thameswater.co.uk quoting reference ‘FEB28’.

Limited spaces available.

Kaplan Altior: Managing the Firm- People and Clients – 1 March 2019

When – 1st March, 9am – 12pm

Where – Live Online

However laudable your business intentions might be, nothing will be achieved without clients or your people delivering what is required. This session is about joining up a client-focused strategy with your team of people that actually deliver it and includes:

  • Turning analysis into strategy
  • The importance of a performance matrix – a crucial tool
  • Achieving team buy-in to client-focused strategies
  • Improved performance in your team

This course is specifically tailored to:

  • Qualified solicitors with at least 4 years PQE
  • Associates who are creating business plans at practice group level or for promotion to partner
  • More junior solicitors who are given earlier responsibility or wish to develop more strategic thinking at an earlier stage of their career
  • Newly promoted partners who want to gain a better understanding of strategy and implementation in order to further develop their contribution to the firm
  • More experienced professionals who seek a refresher and update on their existing skillset

To book your place, visit: https://altior.co.uk/public-training-programmes/course-directory/management-and-leadership/managing-the-business

Solve Legal Marketing: One-day marketing course for will writers, estate planners and IFAs – 5 March 2019

When: 5th March 2019

Where: IBIS Styles Birmingham NEC and Airport Hotel, Bickenhill Lane, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1PQ

Places are limited to 10 people per session, so book now to avoid disappointment. Book Online Here.

The ultimate aim of the course is to equip delegates with practical tools and ideas that can be implemented as soon as you return to your office.

During our one-day course you will work with our course leader in a small group to create, develop and refine your marketing approach.

We’ll explore how will writers, estate planners and IFAs can reach more prospective customers and generate more enquiries.

Our aim is for you to leave at the end of the day equipped with the ideas and tools you need to improve your prospecting and grow your business.

We’ll cover the following:

  • How can marketing support your business objectives? What’s the role of marketing in your business and how can a structured approach help you to meet your business goals?
  • Who is your ideal client? What’s your target market? How do you decide? Discuss with us how to make these key decisions – around which all of your other marketing activity will be built.
  • What do your clients want? Learn how to profile your clients to tap in to their fears and ambitions – and how to use this information to create compelling messages about your business that will generate interest.
  • Do you know who you are? Are you clear enough about what you offer and, importantly, why people should come to you for advice? We’ll offer guidance on putting together your mix of products and services and how to express this clearly.
  • How can you reach your ideal clients? What marketing activity is most effective?
  • What should you say? Creating compelling content and marketing messages that hit the right spot for your prospective clients.
  • Why you? What makes you different from your competitors? Is it obvious to potential new customers? Let us challenge you and help you to strengthen your offer in the eyes of potential clients.
  • Taking action … this is not a theoretical marketing course. Although we will use some tools taken from the world of academia to assist during the day you will leave with practical ideas and tips which you can take back to the office and implement.

Who are Solve?

Solve is a specialist marketing agency that works in the legal sector alone. Our clients are law firms, legal services businesses and suppliers to the legal world. They come to us because of our proven expertise in this industry, because we are easy to work with and results-focused.

Formerly a Legal Director of top 50 UK law firm Shakespeare Martineau, Lisa has helped hundreds of lawyers, legal advisors and legal businesses to shape marketing strategies and to execute marketing plans and campaigns that deliver tangible results. Read more about Lisa’s experience here.

Book Online Here.

Groundsure: Avista – Groundsure’s award winning environmental search report – 5 March 2019

When: Tues 5th March 2019 – 1pm-2pm

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3375996972022497025

We’d like to invite you to join our free forthcoming webinar which will provide you with a solid overview of Groundsure’s award winning residential search report, Avista.

This session will cover:

• Introduction to Avista – seven searches in one report
• Why you should order an environmental search – Law Society Compliance
• The data – only relevant data to the property
• Avista Action Alert

Finders International: Private Client, COP, Wills & Probate Solicitor event – 7 March 2019

When: 7th March 2019 at 1pm – 9pm

Where: Central Hall Westminster, Storey’s Gate, London, SW1H 9NH

This free event is welcome to all solicitors.  There will be several presentations on a variety of topics with a drinks reception to follow.

To register for this event please click here.

Seal Software: AI analytics – Better, faster, simpler contract review and management – 19 March 2019

When: Tuesday, 19th March 2019 at 4 P.M. GMT

Register here: https://comm.seal-software.com/ai-analytics-better-faster-simpler-contract-review-and-management

Are your contracts digital?

Before you answer –

  • Are you able to search all your contracts for ANY data point with results in under a minute?
  • Can you find and compare clauses across document families or sets – scoring (prioritizing) non-standard clauses for remediation?

Whether you use a contract lifecycle management system or not, there are functions that are being outsourced or done manually due to the historic limitations of technology. AI-powered contract analytics enable a digital transformation of these time-consuming and expensive tasks, while opening up a new realm of capabilities the legal team can use to provide value to the business.

You will learn how contract analytics can:

  • Consolidate access and enable easy to-use advanced AI-powered search across all contracts and DocuSign Envelopes
  • How AI analytics can optimize dozens of topics and data points – dynamically
  • Find and compare clause language based on keywords and concepts like force majeure, transferability, or data privacy
  • Fit seamlessly into your existing legal or procurement ecosystem, providing a user-friendly solution that accelerates time to answers by up to 80%

Join Christina Wojcik, VP Solutions, Seal Software and Tim Cummins, President, IACCM as they discuss the role of contract analytics in the digital transformation of contract review and management.

Click here to register.

Groundsure: Energy and Transportation – 19 March 2019

When: Tues 19th March 2019 – 11am-12pm

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3277674243996922883

Full details will be posted shortly.

Kaplan Altior: Compliance: Money Laundering Risk – 27 March 2019

When – 27 March (12.30pm – 1.30pm)

Where – Live Online

The SRA Risk Outlook 2018/2019 highlights that the legal industry can be an attractive target for money launderers, with solicitors and firms at an increased risk. Therefore, the SRA has outlined a number of core issues which solicitors need to be aware of in order to ensure they remain compliant with money laundering regulations.

This course will highlight the on-going requirements for lawyers and their firms to stay up to date with developments relating to and concerning how best to ensure effective anti-money laundering compliance.

The course trainer, Michael Cotter, is an expert Financial Services Lawyer who will provide insight and expertise.

Key benefits include:

  • Better understanding of the risks posed by those wishing to target law firms for money laundering purposes
  • Understand the importance of Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs)
  • Understand the specific risks posed to firms who conduct Conveyancing
  • Learn how to carry out valid identification and anti-money laundering checks
  • Keep the firm ‘client-account’ secure and ensure it is not used for money laundering purposes

To book your place, visit: https://altior.co.uk/public-training-programmes/compliance/compliance-money-laundering

Finders International: Public Deputies Deputyship Development Day – 3 April 2019

When: 3rd April 2019 at 9am to 3:30pm

Where: The Studio, 51 Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1FN

This free event is for those in the public or private sector who deal with client finances to discuss best practice and network.

To register for this event please click here.

Groundsure: Flood Risks in Commercial property transactions – 21 May 2019

When: Tues 21st May 2019 – 11am-12pm

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4340419302451795459

This session will provide a detailed overview of the Groundsure Flood report.

In this session we will look at the role flood risk has to play in the environmental search report space. We will provide an overview of the different types of flood risk and the risk to property, case studies will provide real life examples of how flooding can impact upon properties. We will also look at what the future holds for flooding in this country, the various risk ratings Groundsure provide as part of our flood risk assessment and how flooding can be investigated further should a risk be identified. We will then finish with an overview of the relevant reports.

The webinar will take an in-depth look at:

  • Flood risks
  • The future impacts of flooding
  • The reports and practical ways to investigate flooding further
  • Real life case studies

IMN: 2nd Annual Financing, Structuring & Investing in Litigation Finance – 4 June 2019

Date: 4th June 2019

Location: New York, NY

Discount code: LF15

Building on the success of the inaugural event this year, IMN is excited to announce the return of the ‘Financing, Structuring and Investing in Litigation Finance Conference’.  Once again, as the litigation and investor capital of the world, New York will play host to a select group of senior executives and thought leaders who are blazing trails for progress in the industry.

The inaugural event in May 2018 hosted a delegation of over 200 people, representing litigation funds, law firms, corporate claimants, academia, brokerages and institutional investors.

The event provided the perfect platform for legal professionals involved in commercial disputes to meet with investors specializing in the financing of litigation and arbitration cases.  Pioneers of this rapidly evolving industry discussed the opportunities available for investors and legal professionals, with some lively Q&A sessions making for an interactive experience.

The continued growth of the industry has caught the attention of investors from institutional investors, hedge funds, venture capital and private equity firms who recognize the untapped potential in the market.  More and more law firms and corporate counsels are making the most of opportunities in the space and are increasingly using litigation finance as a form of risk management and profit generation.

With new players entering the market all the time, the second edition of this one day summit will draw a diverse crowd of investors, litigation funders, brokers, corporate claimants, law firms and other entities in this exciting and developing market. IMN invites you to join us at the premier platform for relationship building, thought leadership and business development in the litigation funding space.

Who should attend:

  • Litigation/arbitration funders
  • Hedge funds
  • Private equity funds
  • Law firms
  • Broker dealers
  • Corporate counsels
  • Pension funds
  • Sovereign wealth funds
  • Endowments
  • Press

You can find out more and register here: www.imn.org/litigation.

Legal Futures readers receive a 15% discount by entering code LF15.

Groundsure: Energy and Transportation – 4 June 2019

When: Tues 04th June 2019 – 1pm-2pm

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5393044456107857921

Full details will be posted shortly.

Groundsure: Which Commercial Report to order and when? – 18 June 2019

When: Tues 18th June 2019 – 11am-12pm

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5630667610344690691

In this session we take a detailed look into the Groundsure suite of 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 were potential issues have been identified.

DPS Live 2019 – 13 June 2019

When: 13th June 2019 – 10am-4pm

Where: IBM Client Centre, 76-78 Upper Ground Southbank​​​​​​​, London, SE1 9PZ

Register here

Join us at DPS Live 2019 on the 13th June 2019 at the IBM Client Centre on London’s South Bank.

You will get the chance to hear about what developments we have coming up, how you can make the most out of your software, and you will get to meet some of the DPS team.

Breakfast and Lunch are included and we will be going for drinks afterwards for all that would like to attend.

Further details will be made available soon.

Groundsure: Which Residential Report to order and when? – 9 Jul 2019

When: Tues 09th July 2019 – 1pm-2pm

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2816167432600926465

In this session we take a detailed look into the Groundsure suite of 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 were potential issues have been identified.

Groundsure: Contaminated Land and why Historical Mapping is so important – 23 Jul 2019

When: Tues 23rd July 2019 – 11am-12pm

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8872276378656238339

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, case studies will provide real life examples of how contaminated land can impact upon properties. 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 reports.