Risk management for law firms

Venue: De Vere Holborn Bars

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Dec 06, 2011 End Date/Time: Dec 07, 2011
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Whilst October saw the SRA's new outcomes focused regulation come into effect, the work is by no means over. For the past two years, risk leaders in law firms have grappled with ensuring they are ready to comply with the new regulation, however many challenges and questions still remain. How will OFR work in practice? What is still expected of them? Who will take on the role of COLP? And how will the relationship management work?

Risk and compliance teams have balanced an increased workload in preparing for this regulatory change on top of managing their continued risk monitoring workload. Risk management for law firms is an intensive two-day conference that will answer all these questions, as well as give you the opportunity to engage with the regulators and benchmark your risk management strategy against your peers.

This conference represents a unique opportunity to understand how risk management thought leaders such as Heather McCallum, Allen & Overy; Roger Butterworth, Bird & Bird; Annette Fritze-Shanks, Taylor Wessing and Frank Maher, Legal Risk have faced the challenges in organising their firms to comply with OFR and what they expect in the future.

Des Hudson from the Law Society explores what impact alternative business structures will have on the profession, after which you will have the unique opportunity to voice your concerns as the SRA and Law Society sit on a joint panel, so be sure to have your questions at the ready.

Nonetheless, while OFR has grabbed many headlines this year, other areas of risk and compliance remain high on the agenda too. The axe has fallen on many fraudulent partners recently, seeming to cast a dark shadow over the profession. Whilst damage to one firm's reputation may be recoverable; surely the best approach is prevention? Andrew Horrocks of Barlow, Lyde & Gilbert investigates those who have been caught with their hands in the cookie jar and explores key processes to implement within your firm. However fraudulent partners are not the only headlines bringing the legal profession into disrepute. Graham Reid expands on disciplinary matters and the pointed end of the regulation; Chief Ombudsman, Adam Sampson explores the trends in claims to date; and Colin Taylor of Prime Professions addresses your concerns over professional indemnity insurance, should it all go wrong.

Attracting senior Risk Directors and Risk Partners from the leading UK law firms, Managing Partner's Risk management for law firms conference is a unique platform to network with peers, communicate with regulators and ensure you are up to date with what you should do, what you shouldn't do, what other firms are doing, to help you prepare for the coming challenges in managing strategic and operational risks. Can you afford not to be there?


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