Risk Management Week Online with Legal Eye
Join Legal Eye for a series of events from 18-20 May 2021 focusing on how law firms should be adapting risk management strategy and processes in response to the pandemic and as restrictions start to ease.
We’re bringing together the SRA, law firm leaders, MLROs, COLPS and COFAs, industry commentators, compliance experts and a series of guest presenters to share experiences and reflections from the past year and – critically – to look ahead to the positive and practical actions that law firms can take today to protect their businesses and clients from significant risk.
We’ll hear from the SRA and from risk management experts as well as from peers in law firms who are grappling with a rapidly changing risk landscape on a daily basis to share some of the solutions they’ve found and discuss predictions for the coming months.
Please register to attend. You are free to attend all of the sessions or to pick and choose as you wish. Sessions will be live with a recording available to all those who registered after the event. Events are free of charge and invites for each session will be sent several days before each session.
Tuesday 18 May 2021. 11am-12pm – Law Firm Panel: Trends in Risk Management
Legal Eye Managing Director Paul Saunders chairs a panel of law firm leaders and those with risk management responsibility. We will discuss the major challenges that firms have faced so far during the pandemic; outline the priority areas for the next few months and share our experiences.
The panel will be chaired by Legal Eye Managing Director Paul Saunders. Panellists include: Paul Norris, Managing Director, Gordons Property Lawyers; Victoria Mortimer, Partner, Knights plc; and Fiaz Khalid, Managing Partner, LPL Solicitors,
Wednesday 19 May 2021, 11am-12pm – Securing the Financial Future of Your Firm
As firms continue to face unprecedented financial challenges as a result of the pandemic our expert panel will share tips about building a secure financial strategy and build a stable footing for the firm and suggest some possible changes to accounts processes in order to mitigate the increased risks of conducting financial transactions remotely whilst still complying with the Solicitors Accounts Rules.
The panel will be chaired by Legal Eye Managing Director Paul Saunders
Panellists include: Fran Gibbons, former FD of a top 50 UK law firm; Robert Blech, Director, mha Macintyre Hudson; Alex Holt, Director of Business Development, The Cashroom; Richard Wyatt, former law firm FD and now Consultant, Baskerville Drummond.
Thursday 20 May 2021, 11am-12pm – SRA Update – Benedict Fisher, Director of Communications, SRA
SRA update – the latest from the regulator and an opportunity to ask questions about the SRA’s stated priorities for the coming year including the latest AML guidance released in January 2021, cybercrime, price and service transparency and complaints handling.
Benedict Fisher is a communications specialist with experience across a range of sectors, including regulation, property, utilities, arts and business tourism. He joined the SRA, after heading up communications at Ofwat, the economic regulator of the water sector. He has previously worked at Marketing Birmingham and Nakheel, the property developer of the Palm islands in Dubai.
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