The new frontiers of law

April 2012: The new frontiers of law

This was the second Legal Futures conference to bring together a unique forum with the Chairs of each of the main regulators, plus an onstage interview with the Chair of the LSB. Other experts discussed some of the main issues faced by firms in the evolving regulatory landscape, including COLPs/COFAs, OFR and the referral fee ban. In the afternoon delegates heard from new ABSs, such as the Co-operative Legal, and the world’s first listed law firm, Slater & Gordon.

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David Edmonds, Chairman, Legal Services Board

Michelle Garlick, Partner, Professional Risks Team, Weightmans

Michaela Hardwicke, Compliance Coach, face2face solicitors

Martin Coyne, Managing Partner and Head of Personal Injury, Ralli

Jonathan Djanogly MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Charles Plant, Chair, Solicitors Regulation Authority

Baroness Ruth Deech, Chair, Bar Standards Board

Anna Bradley Chair, Council for Licensed Conveyancers

Alan Kershaw, Chair, ILEX Professional Standards

Christina Blacklaws, Director, The Co-operative Legal Services

Andrew Grech, Managing Director, Slater & Gordon

Karl Chapman, Chief Executive, Riverview Law

Joe Simpson, Chief Executive, Strategic Client Relationships, Irwin Mitchell

Ian Dodd, Business Development Director, Instant Law UK

Gillian Baker, Chair, Strategy & Integration, Quindell Portfolio plc

A very worthwhile conference – particularly enjoyed seeing David Edmonds interviewed by the conference Chair. The legal industry has finally become interesting!

Delegate – April 2012

A very topical and up-to-date conference, and an interesting and entertaining day. I liked the conference Chair who clearly has in-depth knowledge of the legal sector as well as a sense of humour!

Delegate – April 2012

A useful and informative conference. It is strange comfort that the regulators seem as unsure as to what the future holds as all the lawyers!

Delegate – April 2012

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