Legal Futures Regulation and Compliance Conference, 2019


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Regulation and compliance have never been more of a priority for law firms – and on top of that, the SRA’s new Standards & Regulations come into force later this year.

This major conference brings together experts from a range of disciplines – as well as all the leading regulatory bodies – to examine the ever-growing challenges to lawyers, with a particular focus on the new solicitors’ rulebook, professional indemnity insurance, wellbeing and fraud.

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Event Details

Date: 6th June 2019 ( 09:30 – 17:00 )

Venue: Cavendish Conference Centre, London

Phone: 020 3567 1207

Email: conference@legalfutures.co.uk

Overview

Regulation and compliance have never been more of a priority for law firms – and on top of that, the SRA’s new Standards & Regulations come into force later this year.

This major conference brings together experts from a range of disciplines – as well as all the leading regulatory bodies – to examine the ever-growing challenges to lawyers, with a particular focus on the new solicitors’ rulebook, professional indemnity insurance, wellbeing and fraud.

Managing partners, COLPs, COFAs and others with responsibility with compliance, along with specialists in the field, will come away from the day with a clear understanding of the current regulatory landscape, advice on how best to navigate it, and insight into how it may change.

 

 

Additional information

Delegate Type

Legal and Not for Profit, Suppliers

Programme

8.45

Registration and refreshments


9.30

Welcome from the Chair, Neil Rose, Editor of Legal Futures


9.35

Regulation of the legal profession – Time for another change?

The cracks in the Legal Services Act 2007 are showing more than ever, whether it is around regulatory independence or the position of McKenzie Friends. Professor Stephen Mayson will explain the early thinking of the Independent Review of Legal Services Regulation that he is leading and where regulation of lawyers may go in the future.

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


10.00

Regulators’ roundtable

Senior figures from the four main legal regulators, along with the oversight regulator, debate the key issues facing them and the legal profession today, from independent regulation and practising fees, to equality, diversity and training.

Speakers:
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 quick word from our sponsors

A series of short presentations from the companies sponsoring or exhibiting at the conference


11.20

Refreshments Break


11.45

Standards and Regulations – What you need to know

The Solicitors Regulation Authority’s new rulebook is set to go live later this year. In this session, we will examine the key changes that practitioners need to know about, and what they will mean in practice

Speakers:
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
More speakers to be confirmed


13.00

Networking Lunch


14.00

Where now for PII?

The insurance market for law firms is set to harden in 2019. This session will look at the reasons for this and the main issues that solicitors need to address when they renew this year, as well as proposals to reform the PII regime.

Speakers:
Robert Crossingham, Partner, Weightmans; Member, Law Society’s professional indemnity insurance committee
Crispin Passmore, Director, Crispin Passmore Consulting


14.30

Fraud: the new frontiers

Whether it is criminal efforts to intercept money or break into confidential information, or officials criticising their approach to reporting money laundering concerns, lawyers are under attack on fraud like never before. In this session, expert practitioners will address both the wider fraud picture facing the profession and the continuing fall-out from the Dreamvar case.

Speakers to be confirmed


15.00

Wellbeing and regulation

Recent disciplinary cases – such as those of Sovani James and Emily Scott – have thrown firms’ responsibilities to staff into sharp focus. What should law firms be doing to ensure they have the policies and procedures in place to ensure that neither they nor their staff get into trouble as a result of wellbeing issues such as stress, depression and bullying.

Speakers:
Paul Bennett, Partner Bennett Briegal LLP who has acted for numerous professionals when mental health is a factor
Bronwen Still, Chair, LawCare


15.30

Refreshments Break


16.00

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

Issues such as #MeToo and non-disclosure agreements, as well as increasing variety of disciplinary matters, have the spotlight on the current state of the legal profession’s ethics. Are commercial pressures putting ethics under stress? Will the changes to legal education improve the fundamental ethical training lawyers receive? An expert panel will discuss how you can instil an ethical culture within your practice.

Speakers:
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


Venue

Cavendish Conference Centre

22 Duchess Mews

London

W1G 9DT

Getting there:

The nearest tube stations are Oxford Circus, Regent’s Park and Great Portland Street.

The nearest overground stations are Marylebone, Euston and Kings Cross.

Arriving on Foot

To reach Cavendish Conference Centre on foot, maps and directions can be found on walkit.com. Just enter your start location and the postcode: W1G 9DT for the best walking route.

Arriving by Underground

Oxford Circus Underground Station (Victoria, Central, & Bakerloo Line) is 5 minutes walk away. Take Exit 4 on leaving Oxford Circus station, walk North up Regent Street and you will pass the Langham Hotel on your left and BBC Corporation House on your right. Turn left into Duchess Street and almost immediately you will see Duchess Mews on your right hand side, where the Cavenish sign is clearly displayed at the end of the Mews on the left. Alternatively Duchess Street is the 5th turn left when you have left Oxford Circus Tube Station and have started to walk North up Regent Street.

Arriving by Rail

Marylebone, Euston and Kings Cross St Pancras Stations are all within a 10 minute taxi ride or alternatively 15 minutes by Underground. Paddington Station  is a 20 minute walk or 10 minutes in a taxi.

Arriving by Car

To plan your journey by car visit The AA’s Route Planner and enter the postcode: W1G 9DT. Please note that this venue is within the Congestion Charge Zone.

Car Parking

On street Pay & Display parking is available outside the Conference Centre; otherwise there are NCP Car Parks, as listed below, all within 5 minutes walk of the venue:

  • Weymouth Mews
  • Chandos Street
  • Cavendish Square
  • Blue Badge Parking Scheme

Blue Badge Parking Scheme

To view spaces in the area reserved for Blue Badge holders on a map please visit GOV.UK and enter the postcode: W1G 9DT.

Sponsors

Headline Sponsor

Refreshments Sponsor

Exhibitors

Ticket Pricing

LEGAL AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT: £175 + vat  until 10 May 2019. Then £225 + VAT

This price is for: practising certificate holders, employees of law firms, ABSs, barristers chambers and other providers of legal services such as costs lawyers and will writers. Employees of government departments, local authorities, regulatory bodies, registered charities and professional associations. Academics, researchers and students. Commercial service providers who are Associates of Legal Futures. If you are unsure please contact us: conference@legalfutures.co.uk

SUPPLIERS: £350+vat

This prices is for: any supplier of products or services to the legal market such as software vendors, management consultants, search companies, insurers, accountants, marketing advisors, claims companies etc. Unless the company is an Associate of Legal Futures. If you are unsure please contact us: conference@legalfutures.co.uk

Sponsors

Headline Sponsor

Refreshments Sponsor

Exhibitors