Amy Bell

Amy Bell, CEO of Teal Compliance

Teal Compliance, in conjunction with Lockton Brokers are delighted to announce that their annual conference, ‘Navigating a Year of Change’ will be held on 26th April in London.

2018 is a significant year for Law Firm Compliance.  The new AML regulations have been introduced, a revised Code of Conduct from the SRA is scheduled for later in the year and of course GDPR is looming large.

Teal Compliance & Lockton are focusing this year’s Conference on supporting law firms of all sizes to decipher the coming changes and understanding what the practical implications for their law firms will be.  The sessions will include ‘top tips’ updates on all three key areas of change – GDPR, AML and Code of Conduct, providing attendees with a summary of the key changes and practical steps to take back to their law firm, together with coalface case studies with panel discussion of experts exploring the issues arising from ‘real life’ case studies.

Tickets can be booked here.

Legal Futures readers can benefit from a 20% discount on the ticket price by entering the code CONF20

For more details of what to expect from the day, the full agenda has now been released:

Session 1 – Anti Money Laundering update

Amy Bell, CEO of Teal Compliance and Chair of Law Society’s AML Taskforce and Mark Heffer, AML Consultant with Teal Compliance

With 1 in 10 of the firms recently visited by the SRA being referred for regulatory action of failures in their AML regimes, the focus on ensuring that firms have appropriate AML measures in place has never been sharper. This session with Amy Bell and Mark Heffer will cover:

  • The updated Money Laundering Regulations – what has changed, and what do you need to review
  • The importance of risk assessment
  • Current tactics deployed by the criminals, how will they target you?

Session 2 – The importance of Ethics

Sarah Mumford, Expert Risk Management for Law Firms

Honesty and integrity have been in the spotlight recently as solicitors and their staff are held to a higher standard. Sarah Mumford considers some recent SDT/SRA decisions, working through some practical examples which could be used to reinforce the importance of ethical behaviour and decision making in your firm. Session includes:

  • understand how ethics underpins the job of the professional
  • the moral compass and better decision making
  • provides materials you can adapt for your own firm

Session 3 – All things Data

Emma Willis, GDPR Consultant at Teal Compliance and Edward Whittingham, Business Fraud Prevention Partnership

This session has looks at the hot topics in Data Protection:

  • Preparations for GDPR
  • Marketing to clients after 25th May
  • Data Loss: Understanding the vulnerabilities from your staff
  • Ask the experts panel

Session 4 – Cyber risk mitigation

Dave Williams, TrustedIA and Mark Hawksworth, Cunningham Lindsey

Cyber risk is top of all law firms’ agenda currently.  This session will look at ways in which a cyber attack may manifest in a law firm and steps firms can take to protect against these risks.  In addition, what questions should be addressed to the IT providers / Managers. There will be an opportunity to pose questions to the panel.

Session 5 – Managing Risk: The Insurers view

Panel:  Adam Curran, Inter Hanover, Jay Bowey, Pelican, Anthony Judge, Omnyy

An opportunity for law firms to hear from a panel of underwriters in this “in conversation” session about how underwriters look at your proposal form, how law firms should prepare their application, and how to demonstrate to the insurers the measures you have in place.

They will also be looking at the common areas of claims, and where they have seen successful strategies to manage them.

Session 6 – New Code of Conduct

Sarah Charlton, The Institute of Legal Financial Management and TBC

With the SRA working on the final version of the New Code of Conduct, and Accounts Rules, we examine what to expect. The 2011 Code presented a very different way of regulation from the rules we were used to. It was intended to generate innovation and competition, which has yet to materialise. Will this new much shorter Code do that? Hear from Jacky Ellis from the Institute of Legal Financial Management and our TBC speaker as they guide you what to expect and what changes you may need to make in your firm.

Session 7 – Getting it right

Amy Bell

This interactive session will look at the common (and some less common) dilemmas which COLPs and COFAs face in law firms. Using in the room voting technology we will work through some practical scenarios including how we would approach common risks and checking whether we know what to train our staff on.

Closing remarks and drinks reception.

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