Compliance for law firms
Organization: Ark Group
|Event Date/Time: May 22, 2013 / 9:00 am - (GMT)||End Date/Time: May 23, 2013 / 4:30 pm - (GMT)|
It has been a very busy twelve months for law firm Compliance Officers and departments everywhere. If you aren't diverting resources into nominating, setting up and supporting your new COLP and COFA; making sense of the terminology surrounding breaches and establishing internal reporting procedures and training, then you're being asked to explore compliance issues pertaining to new markets and establishing new branch offices in emerging economies and higher risk jurisdictions. It doesn't look like the year ahead will be any less hectic either, as regulatory changes at the European level loom large and are destined to affect both anti-money laundering and data protection compliance. Whether or not you are the approved COLP for your firm, the list of potential issues that you need to continuously keep on top of is endless so prioritisation becomes key – to keep all the balls up in the air. That's where Managing Partner is here to help. We survey the market for you and speak to those at the forefront of legal services regulatory change in the UK to present a horizon scan of all the legal services compliance issues that have the potential to bite in the next twelve months at our sixth Compliance for law firms conference. Not just that, but we present a programme of expert speakers – senior level compliance professionals who are dealing with the strategic implications, as well as the nitty gritty of, regulatory and legislative issues in some of the UK's top law firms – to give you the tools you need to tackle non-compliance in your firms head-on and ensure that your fee earners fall into line with the guiding principles of outcomes focused regulation (OFR). With so much on the agenda, reflecting the number of issues that you need to keep abreast of in your job, it would be a brave Compliance Officer who did not attend our sixth conference. Beyond the horizon scanning; the updates from the regulator and the practical advice, it represents an opportunity to exchange ideas with your peers, to identify contacts that you can refer to throughout the year for advice and, above all, to check that you are doing the right things.