Regulation and Compliance Conference 2019

6 June 2019

When we began publishing in 2010, the Solicitors Code of Conduct 2007 was in force, having only replaced the Guide to the Professional Conduct of Solicitors less than three years earlier, but it was soon replaced with a new code in 2011 – and now, eight years on, it too is to be ditched in favour of Standards & Regulations.

The settling-in period for this new regime will no doubt give us here at Legal Futures plenty more to write about, especially as it does more than its predecessors to enable new ways for solicitors to practise.

It all means there was much to discuss and delegates were urged to make use of the opportunity to make their voices heard with those who make and influence the decisions that affect them and their business.

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9.30 Welcome Neil Rose, Editor of Legal Futures

9.35 Regulation of the legal profession – Time for another change?

Professor Stephen Mayson, Leader, Independent Review of Legal Services Regulation, University College London

10.00 Regulators’ roundtable

Neil Buckley, Chief Executive, Legal Services Board

Naomi Ellenbogen QC, Vice-Chair, Bar Standards Board

Chris Handford, Director of Regulatory Policy, Solicitors Regulation Authority

Sheila Kumar, Chief Executive, Council for Licensed Conveyancers

Sam Younger, Chair, CILEx Regulation

11.00 A word from our sponsors

11.20 Refreshments Break

11.45 Standards and Regulations – What you need to know

David Gilmore, Director, DG Legal

Chris Handford, Director of Regulatory Policy, Solicitors Regulation Authority

Jo Riddick, General Counsel and COLP, Macfarlanes

Jon Whittle, Market Development Director, LexisNexis

Vicky Hosking, Managing Partner, Smith & Co Solicitors

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Where now for PII?

Robert Crossingham, Partner, Weightmans; Member, Law Society’s professional indemnity insurance committee

Crispin Passmore, Director, Crispin Passmore Consulting

Marc Rowson, Vice President, Lockton

14.40 AML – A new approach?

Nicola Kirby, Compliance & Ethics Attorney, Latham & Watkins; Member, Law Society’s money laundering task force

15.00 Wellbeing and regulation

Paul Bennett, Partner, Bennett Briegal LLP
Bronwen Still, Chair, LawCare

15.30 Refreshments Break

16.00 Conduct and ethics in the legal profession – could we do better?

Simon Davis, Vice-President, The Law Society

Iain Miller, Partner, Kingsley Napley; General Editor, Cordery on Legal Services

Professor Richard Moorhead, Professor of Law and Professional Ethics, University College London

Ed Nally, President, Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal

Patricia Robertson QC, Fountain Court Chambers


Very well organised and high-quality conference with interesting seminars.

Delegate – June 2019

Excellent variety of speakers. It was a great opportunity to ask much needed questions!

Delegate – June 2019

Excellent venue and varied speakers. Like the Legal Futures website, informative and topical

Delegate – June 2019

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