Risk Management Week Online with Legal Eye

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.

Contact the Legal Eye Team by email [email protected] or visit their website or telephone 020 30512049. To book your places on the events click here.

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Legal Eye works with law firms to ensure compliance and optimise performance. Their extensive and thorough knowledge of the law and regulations will ensure your law firm is compliant and your processes sound. Files are audited to ensure you are not only complying with the service level agreements you have in place, but very importantly, also the code of conduct.

They provide a documented audit trail which is firstly, a requirement of the code of conduct and secondly, essential for PI Insurance purposes and very often for CQS, Lexcel and other quality accreditations. This provides documented evidence of a proactive approach towards risk management. The advice they offer is clear and practical, and they pride themselves on exceptional customer service and unbeatable work quality.

Services include:

  • Specialist expertise across the full range of regulatory, risk and compliance issues to inform your internal decision making.
  • Additional qualified resource where you simply do not have the time to review your regulatory position or to carry out essential ongoing tasks such as file reviews.
  • An online risk hub –  an online resource centre for law firms. The hub provides a comprehensive bank of resources to help COLPs, COFAs, partners, directors and managers to manage risk. It includes precedent policy and procedure documents and templates, access to online training on a range of risk and compliance topics, and a range of useful materials such as ‘how to’ guides, short videos and articles.
  • Drafting and review of key policies and procedures including the supply of ‘document packs’ to save you time researching and writing documentation.
  • Expert advice on how to comply with up-to-date regulation including the very latest requirements complete with a written set of recommendations.
  • Specialist outsourced complaints  handling service provided by former SRA and LeO officers.
  • Gap analysis of your firm’s policies, processes and procedures as they relate to the Solicitors Accounts Rules (SAR) including the production of a written report summarising the strengths and weaknesses of the current arrangements and detailing recommended next steps and actions to put your firm in an even stronger position.
  • Training on SAR and on anti money laundering (AML) as well as other finance-related training which can be delivered virtually for your firm, face-to-face (subject to government guidance) or online via Legal Eye’s Training Academy.
  • A Standard Procedures Manual to provide a practical and comprehensive roadmap for firms to follow when looking to double check whether the current operating procedures are fit for purpose, setting up a new firm – or arm of a firm – or starting a new finance function from scratch.
  • Experienced advice and support for one-off projects such as achieving quality accreditations or switching regulators.
  • Proven high quality training for fee earners and staff held at your office/s covering essential risk topics such as  Anti Money Laundering, data  protection, cybercrime, conflict of  interest and more.
  • Online training from The Legal Eye Academy – core modules available to all staff at their convenience. Includes built-in auto reminder functionality so that you no longer have to chase staff indi-vidually to complete important training. Your package includes free updates to ensure knowledge is always up to date.
  • Added value updates by email to all your key people covering all the latest updates on risk and compliance.

The Legal Eye team includes former solicitors, partners and directors in law firms; former case handlers at regulators such as the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Legal Ombudsman and experienced risk and compliance professionals.

Contact: Paul Saunders

Tel: 0203 0512 049

Email:  [email protected]

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