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2018 Compliance Conference

Liverpool Law Society
Event organized by Liverpool Law Society

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It is now more important than ever to stay on top of what good compliance looks like and to show precisely how you demonstrate your best practice to third parties. This conference will be your one-stop shop for best practice legal regulatory compliance and will give you practical support to help you stay ahead.

9.10 – 9.30 Registration

9.30 – 9.35 Chair opens ~ Mickaela Fox

9.35 – 10.15 The Jackson Reforms: how will the reforms drive behaviours? ~ Mickaela Fox, Weightmans
• Fast Track
• Intermediate Track
• Changes to the Protocol
• The Growth of Claims Management
• New Funding arrangements

10.15 – 11 (Mis)using Client Account as a Banking Facility ~ Frank Maher, Legal Risk

History of the rule, and how the interpretation of it has changed
SRA Guidance
Examples – rogue partner or innocent mistake?
Problem areas
Dealing with breaches, self-reporting and SRA investigations.

11 – 11.15 Refreshments

11.15 – 12 General Data Protection Regulation: Key Changes which will impact your business ~ Sean Crotty, Weightmans
• Increased fines and penalties regime
• Enhanced ‘consent’ requirements
• Data loss handling and reporting
• Data Processor responsibilities
• Enhanced Data Subjects’ rights

12 – 12.30 Cyber Security: why you need to change your online behaviour ~ Helen Williams, TITAN
• What makes you vulnerable
• How criminals target you, your colleagues and your family
• What happens when you report an incident to Action Fraud
• How law enforcement help businesses
• A look at what free tools are available to businesses to help reduce the threat of cyber crime

12.30 - 1.15 Lunch

1.15 – 2 How to spot the criminals ~ Amy Bell, Teal Consulting
• The latest information on how criminals are laundering money
• Measures your firm needs to have in place to comply with the Money Laundering Regulations
• The impact of the Money Laundering Provisions of the Criminal Finances Act 2017
• What to do if you are suspicious
• How to get the report to the NCA right first time

2 – 3 Improving our approach to regulation: an update on our reforms ~ Richard Williams, SRA
• Understand key reforms we are proposing and our current thinking
• Hear how these can benefit you and your firm

3 – 3.15 Refreshments

3.15 – 4 State of the Nation: Success through Inclusion ~ Jane McDonald, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, The Law Society
• The outcomes of the 2017 D&I Charter report
• An overview of the Law Society Diversity & Inclusion programme

4 Chair summary & close ~ Mickaela Fox