Regulatory Conference 2017

  • When: June 14, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Where: The Hilton Hotel, Deansgate, Manchester
  • Summary: We welcome back the Regulatory Conference for another day full of essential information on the changes to compliance and regulation that impact your firm
  • Details:

    Find out what is on your regulators’ agenda through updates from the SRA, Legal Services Board and the Legal Ombudsman. This year’s programme also includes the latest advice on how to ensure your data is protected when the General Data Protection Regulations come in to effect in May 2018.

    Find out how to implement the new Money Laundering Regulations 2017, how to avoid being the next victim of a cyber-attack by hearing about what is new and on the horizon in Cyber Security. For all COFAs out there, learn how the new accounting audit is bedding in as well as updates on accounts rules breaches, particularly use of client account as a banking facility.

    A must-attend for all COLPs/COFAs and risk managers – Don’t miss it!

    09:00   Registration and refreshments

    09:30   Welcome and introduction
    Michelle Garlick, Partner, Weightmans

    09:40   Looking ahead – next steps in updating regulation
    Jane Malcolm, Executive Director, External Affairs, SRA

    10:20   How the Legal Services Board sees the future for legal services regulation
    Neil Buckley, Chief Executive, Legal Services Board

    11:00   Refreshments and networking

    11:20   Cyber Security Update
    Stephen Robinson, Xyone Cyber Security

    12:00    General Data Protection Regulation: Be ahead of the Curve
    Data protection ‘big bang’ is on the horizon, May 2018 and the new data protection regime will soon be upon us. Your business should begin planning now to ensure that your data is effectively commercialised and adequately protected. Gary Byrne of Weightmans will discuss key changes which will impact your business, including:

    • Increased fines and penalties regime
    • Enhanced ‘consent’ requirements
    • Data loss handling and reporting
    • Data Processor responsibilities
    • Who needs to appoint a Data Protection Officer?
    • Data Subjects’ rights
    • Accountability and Privacy by design

    Gary Byrne, Weightmans LLP

    12:45   Networking lunch

    13:30   Implementation of the Money Laundering Regulations 2017

    • How the new Regulations will impact on law firms
    • The new Regulations in practice
    • AML risk management, policies and procedures
    • New client due diligence requirements.

    Bill Jones, Riliance Training

    14:15   The Legal Ombudsman: The past, the present and the future
    Kathryn Stone OBE, Chief Legal Ombudsman

    14:55   Refreshments and networking

    15:15   The new accountants report process

    • How is the new SAR inspection process bedding in
    • What is being reported and what is not
    • Common issues
    • Banking facilities

    Andrew Baker, RSM

    15:45   Questions and refreshments

    16:00   Close of conference

    What delegates from the 2016 conference say about the event:

    “Go! Absolute must for all!”

    “Interesting, useful and varied content”

    “A very useful focused update”

    “Useful insight into new changes to be aware of”

    “Go to it!”

    “Interactive, very interesting, worth taking the time to attend”

    Cost to attend:
    MLS Members £110.00 + VAT (£132.00) Non-members £150.00 + VAT (£180.00)
    Price includes light refreshments, course materials and lunch

    To book your place please download and return the Regulatory Conference booking form or email

    To book online with a credit or debit card please click here.
    Please note there is an additional 3% charge to pay by credit card and a 2% charge to pay by debit card.

    By booking a place on this course you are agreeing to our terms and conditions details of which can be found here.

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