Regulatory Conference 2019

  • When: June 25, 2019 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Where: The Hilton Hotel, Deansgate, Manchester
  • Summary: The Regulatory Conference returns for 2019 with 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 with an update from the SRA and hear from our expert panel on the practical implications of the new Standards and Regulations. The programme also includes an update from the Legal Ombudsman, advice on Money Laundering and Criminal Finance and a look at the new SRA strategy on Enforcement as well as mental health issues in the workplace, a hot topic for both firms and the regulator.

    Speakers will also review the impact of GDPR over the last year and discuss financial and structural issues which firms of all sizes need to be aware of. This is a must-attend for all COLPs/COFAs and risk managers – Don’t miss it!

    Past attendees have said about the event:
    “Fantastic speakers”
    “Extremely useful update”
    “I never miss this conference”

    09:00   Registration and refreshments

    09:30   Opening remarks from the Chair
    Michelle Garlick, Weightmans 

    09:35   SRA Update
    Jatinderpal Loyal, SRA

    10:15   How do we understand and implement the new standards and regulations?
    Pearl Moses, Law Society

    11:00   Refreshments and networking

    11:20   GDPR one year on
    Helen Littlewood, Weightmans

    12:05   LeO update

    • Complaints handling
    • What issues persistently arise?
    • What are the levels of sanction?

    Mariette Hughes, LeO

    12:50   Networking lunch

    13:45   Finance and Structure
    Sara Hutton, Sara Hutton Consulting
    Martin Cooper, RSM UK

    14:30   Money Laundering and Criminal Finance

    • How the Criminal Finances Act 2017, and changes to Money Laundering Legislation have affected regulated firms
    • How the Criminal Finances Act 2017 affects you and what you need to do
    • External regulatory investigation, reporting obligations, enforcement, and other issues to consider

    Jason Cropper, TLT

    15:15   Refreshments & Networking

    15:30   Enforcement  

    • The new strategy
    • Lessons to learn from the SDT and the burden of proof
    • Avoiding and protecting yourselves from your worst nightmare!

    Michelle Garlick, Weightmans
    Mark Ramsbottom, MFL

    16:15   Mental Health
    Dr Libby Artingstall, Co-Founder & Director Team Mental Health Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist

    16:55   Closing comments

    17:00   Close of conference

    Cost to attend:
    MLS Members £120.00 + VAT (£144.00)
    Non-members £160.00 + VAT (£192.00)

    Book your place online here.

    Alternatively you can book by completing and returning the Regulatory Conference booking form
    or email 

    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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