Theatre 3 - sponsored by LEAP

Join LEAP in the Keynote Theatre where industry giants will be taking the stage over both days to deliver unmissable seminars on hot topics in the legal sector. Have a look below to see who is speaking when to make sure you don’t miss a thing!

Wednesday 27th March

Thursday 28th March

speaker

11.00 - 11.45

Adam Bullion - InfoTrack

Riding the Wave of Technology

Law firms face a number of challenges in the coming year, including transparent pricing, data protection and the rate of technological advancements. Keeping track of the pace of change can be difficult. InfoTrack will present an insightful presentation showing how successful businesses have embraced technology that adds value to their business by being disruptive and how the same approach can be adopted by conveyancing firms.

speaker

12.00 - 12.45

Michelle Peters - The Business Instructor

The Profitable Practice Formula: How To Get More Clients and Increase Your Profits Without Working More Hours

Michelle’s practical, workshop-style session will cover the 3 Essential Elements of a profitable practice and how The Profitable Practice Formula will increase your profits without needing more clients and without needing to work more hours. In this session you’ll analyse your own firm or practice (bring pen and paper!) and you’ll leave with a clear plan for how to get more clients and increase your profits without working more hours.

speaker

13.00 - 13.45

Billy Warner - Miller Insurance Services LLP

Start-ups - how to make an efficient application to the SRA

If you’re in the process of setting-up a law firm, you may or may not know that you need to provide the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) with a professional indemnity (PI) insurance quotation with your application. Unsure where to begin? Miller can help. You’ll leave our seminar with a good understanding of the authorisation process, exactly what forms you need to complete, optimising your PI insurance quotation and how the decision process works.

speaker

14.00 - 14.45

Steven Taylor - SmartSearch

How the 5th Money Laundering Directive will affect your business

This session will summarise the upcoming changes to the current Anti Money Laundering regulations and highlight how these alterations will affect the Legal sector. It will demonstrate what the changes in regulations will mean for your business and give examples of how you can remain compliant in an ever changing regulatory environment.

speaker

15.00 - 15.45

Peter Bassill - Hedgehog Security

Cyber Threats to Law Firms with Catz

A short look at the cyber threats to law firms as we saw them throughout 2018 and how they impacted the firms both in internal costs and real world reputational costs.

speaker

16.00 - 16.45

Ian Johnson - ILFM (Institute of Legal Finance and Management) / Saffery Champness LLP

The New SRA Accounts Rules – Where Are We Now?

With the new SRA Accounts Rules just around the corner, the SRA is busy updating its guidance. However, the reduced emphasis on detailed rules has left many COFAs unsure on what they should be doing to prepare and what, if anything, will need to change. Ian will offer his view from the perspective of the reporting accountant on what firms should practically be doing to get ready for the changes.