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Keynote
    • Keynote
    Keynote

    Law is meaningless unless everybody in our community has access to it. Since LAPSO in 2012, legal aid services are on the brink of collapse due to successive cuts and the impact of Covid-19.

    A growing number of defendants now have no lawyer or access to any legal advice when facing criminal charges, which drives more hearings and can end up costing more. Of course, unrepresented defendants often don’t understand some legal concepts, such as the difference an early guilty plea makes in sentencing.  

    There are also severe problems among criminal specialists. Is there even a future for young lawyers going into the profession as legal aid funded criminal solicitors?

    What can we, the legal profession, do about it?

  1. Keynote
    During this informative session, Per will look at the significant impact that technology is playing in improving customer experience and the positive impact this has on a law firm's revenue and growth. Fully understand how your firm's systems, tools, processes and the motivation of your staff is connected to the quality of the service on offer, overall customer satisfaction and therefore the profits of your practice. 
  2. Keynote
    Three years on from the entry into force of the GDPR and the privacy landscape is still as complex as ever. The past 12 months have continued to be wrought with action and a heightened sense of privacy awareness. Developments in the Schrems II case and the privacy implications of the Coronavirus have highlighted a new level of compliance considerations for organisations to navigate and now that the regulation has been in full force for three years, what's changed and what do organisations need to know?

    In this session, we'll share the top lessons learned in this new era of privacy, including enforcement and data breach insight, and thoughts about the future of privacy. We will also discuss the major developments that organisations should be aware of and how they can be actively preparing for them.
  3. Keynote
    With the high demands of modern legal life, trying to succeed professionally and at home through the global pandemic has felt for many like a daily battle for survival. Whilst stress will always play a role in any ambitious life, your relationship to it will significantly affect how far you can go, and more importantly how much you enjoy the ride. In this experiential keynote you will hear Neil Seligman's inspiring story of how meditation guided him to transform his career from Civil Law Barrister to Corporate Mindfulness Advocate and you will leave with a suite of tools and practices to help better manage stress, improve wellbeing and inspire your mindfulness practice.
SRA Keynote
  1. SRA Keynote
    Get up to speed with the current anti-money laundering (AML) landscape. We’ll be discussing matters including common problem areas for firms, the 2020 Legal Sector Affinity Group (LSAG) guidance and the latest legislative changes.
  2. SRA Keynote
    Solicitors need to keep their knowledge and skills up to date to ensure that they are competent to practice and maintain high standards. This session will offer a refresher on our expectations and an update in the light of the ongoing Legal Services Board (LSB) review of ongoing competence.
  3. SRA Keynote
    In 2019 we simplified and updated our Accounts Rules with a focus on the principles of keeping client money safe. Join us as we discuss how firms have adapted while considering some of the most prominent risks such as misuse of client money and loss of a client’s money because of cyber-attacks and dubious investment schemes.
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  5. SRA Keynote
    Better information for consumers is part of our commitment to increase access to legal services by ensuring that consumers have the information they need to choose the right legal services provider for them. The ongoing pandemic has led to more consumers using the internet to shop for services than ever before. Join us as we discuss what our one-year review of the impact of our Transparency Rules found and our ongoing work to increase the information available online to the public about the quality of legal service providers.
Legal IT
  1. Legal IT
    From client acquisition to reducing the time fee earners devote to non-billable work, digital transformation is key to a firm's success. Discover how process automation boosts profitability, security, and efficiency.
  2. Legal IT
  3. Legal IT
    By the mid-2020s, all devices will be creating 163 zettabytes of data a year. That's the same as viewing all the movies on Netflix more than 500 million times; an increase of 10 times the current yearly data creation rate of 16.3ZB.

    As we enter the age of artificial intelligence our personal data matters more than ever. What do innovative organisations have to do to stay compliant in a ‘cut & paste' world.

     
  4. Legal IT
  5. Legal IT
  6. Legal IT
Legal Services
  1. Legal Services
  2. Legal Services
  3. Legal Services
    In a recent R&M survey, over 90% of legal clients indicated that sustainability would be one of - if not the - key influencers within their corporate travel program. Join Chris who has supported a significant number of leading law firms on their journey to achieving a sustainable travel program, to understand the key factors at play and how to embed best practice within your firm. 
  4. Legal Services
    In this session, we will look at the do's and the don'ts around generating new conveyancing work.

    How does your firm deal with new enquiries, lead generation and client conversion?  Tools, tips and solutions will be provided. 

    And finally, we will show you how to make your team more productive, which results in a more profitable practice, and leaner, quicker, working processes.
  5. Legal Services
  6. Legal Services
    In this seminar, Alex will be focusing on how to bank safely not only by utilising onine banking's security advances but looking into the processes for banking requests within a firm. He will be looking at dual factor authentication, dual authority payments, legal practice responsibility, compliance and practical processes to help firms stay safe when undertaking financial transactions.
Legal Tech
  1. Legal Tech
    At a time where saving time and money is key for busy law firms, voice technology and AI is here to stay and certainly the perfect solution for organisations looking for change. Join the team at Lexacom to explore how voice technology, coupled with streamlined workflow and document creation solutions can help your organisation work smarter.

    Lexacom believe that with the application of the appropriate technology they can help improve the quality of data collected and the speed at which it can be interpreted, reducing decision making times, improving efficiency and communication across an organisation.

     
  2. Legal Tech
    How Legal Technology lost focus and forgot process automation was the essential first step to life, the universe, and everything.
  3. Legal Tech

    This seminar will cover:

    ·         The what, how and why of Open Banking, and how it’s set to revolutionise the way firms handle AML.

    ·         Open Banking in action: real-life examples of Open Banking preventing fraud.

    ·         Open Banking Case Study - how one firm cut admin time in half and transformed their clients’ experience.

  4. Legal Tech
    In a client's journey a great deal of correspondence and documentation is produced. During any client interaction, speed and accuracy are key to build positive relationships and, ultimately, win more business.

    This session will cover how document production systems with integrated AI technology are helping firms deliver first-class client services by freeing up time for fee earners and admin staff, so they can add greater value to service delivery. 
  5. Legal Tech
  6. Legal Tech
    An overview and presentation of achieving results through process automation in litigation and legal processes on the example of VW and automakers litigation for fraud in diesel scandal.

    Jan will be presenting applications of the technology on managing large case loads on a mass scale with implementation of various technical components on a market with scarcity of legal personnel and high stakes. 
Futureproof Your Firm
  1. Futureproof Your Firm
    Natalie will discuss funding options for litigation proceedings. This will include what litigation funding is, how it works, and the benefits of litigation funding for family proceedings.
  2. Futureproof Your Firm
    Jenny will draw on her claims handling, underwriting and broking experience to talk through the issues that firms need to consider when renewing their Professional Indemnity Insurance in the current hard market. Issues such as the completion of proposal forms and related documentation, notification of claims and circumstances, risk management review and engagement with your broker are all important and can all have an impact on the final renewal result achieved.
  3. Futureproof Your Firm
  4. Futureproof Your Firm
    This session will look at the current position in relation to competency within law firms and the plans that are being discussed by regulators to enhance the current competency regime, including the potential introduction of solicitor re-validation; it will also look at the issues around non-solicitor competency. 
  5. Futureproof Your Firm
  6. Futureproof Your Firm
Keynote
  1. Keynote

    Looking at how the legal world is changing in relation to new perceptions of value, the production of legal work, and the use of technology. This connects to the use of legal tech, better processes and the better use of legal talent. The talk will explore the way the foundations of the legal market are changing, not just because of tech, but because of changes in the demand for the delivery of legal services.

SRA Keynote
  1. SRA Keynote
    Anti-money laundering (AML) remains a priority risk area for us. This session will outline what we’ve found from our recent firm visits and draw on the areas needing the most work from firms.
  2. SRA Keynote
    The new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) is being introduced from this September. Join us for the latest updates alongside what the new assessment means for your firm, including opportunities to recruit new talent, taking on legal apprentices and the practicalities around the new, more flexible, approach to qualifying work experience (QWE).
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  4. SRA Keynote
    In this session we’ll give an overview of our recent Upholding Professional Standards report, and the action we’re taking to remedy the over-representation of solicitors from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background in both the concerns raised with us and investigated, a pattern for many regulators.
Legal IT
  1. Legal IT
  2. Legal IT
    Brexit will have a profound effect on how UK businesses address their privacy programs. Faced with new challenges for maintaining data transfers across Europe, organizations need a proactive plan in place to manage personal data breaches. Because of this, organizations are asking questions like when can you rely on the one-stop shop mechanism? What is the overlap between ICO requirements and UK-relevant sectoral law breach obligations such as the PECR, NIS and eIDAS? What will be the impact of Brexit on breach management and notification obligations with respect to the “UK GDPR” and EU GDPR requirements? In this session, we'll address these questions, share the latest updates on Brexit, highlight specifics of the ICO's requirements, and provide practical advice for ongoing incident and breach management in the post-Brexit era.?
  3. Legal IT
    The government updated the Electronic Communications Code legislation in December 2017, to support faster and easier deployment of mobile infrastructure for telecom operators. The revised legislation has created opportunities for the UK's digital connectivity, but it has also raised some challenges amongst the legal and property industry. Cornerstone is at the forefront of driving this legislation change. This seminar will give insight to the journey so far and to the recent tribunal hearings on the Code. 
  4. Legal IT
  5. Legal IT

    The session will provide a non-technical overview of how firms can be innovative within the Legal and IT arenas, without spending a fortune. Most of the ‘Innovative’ announcements that we hear about within the legal sector are from larger organisations, spending millions of pounds, but this session will provide you with methods that any size of firm can use in order to achieve increased productivity and productivity at relatively little cost.

Legal Services
  1. Legal Services
    Type the words “private investigator” into google and you will get thousands of companies and individuals offering a service, but how do you choose the right one?  This seminar will focus on the activities of an investigator and what you need to consider before using their services.
  2. Legal Services
    HM Land Registry safeguards land and property ownership valued at £7 trillion, enabling over £1 trillion worth of personal and commercial lending to be secured against property across England and Wales. Alongside the Government's digital agenda, we are streamlining our services to empower the conveyancing sector. Our session will cover our digital improvements such as e-signatures, Digital Registration Services and our Local Land Charges programme. and how these will improve homebuying in England and Wales. The past 12 months has brought into sharp focus the need for accessible and robust legal processes, which we would like to discuss with you.
  3. Legal Services
Legal Tech
  1. Legal Tech
    This session will explore how remote services have changed the client mindset, what prospective clients now expect and what it means to be a competitive law firm. Firms are now competing on a national stage as well as a local one and need to be able to match what other firms are offering. 
  2. Legal Tech
    This session will look at the current position in relation to competency within law firms and the plans that are being discussed by regulators to enhance the current competency regime, including the potential introduction of solicitor re-validation; it will also look at the issues around non-solicitor competency. 
  3. Legal Tech
    As anti-money-laundering regulation becomes stricter across legal and conveyancing, we'll review how technology is being leveraged by the most forward-thinking firms to turn compliance into a competitive advantage.
  4. Legal Tech
Futureproof Your Firm
  1. Futureproof Your Firm
    Jenny will draw on her claims handling, underwriting and broking experience to talk through the issues that firms need to consider when renewing their Professional Indemnity Insurance in the current hard market. Issues such as the completion of proposal forms and related documentation, notification of claims and circumstances, risk management review and engagement with your broker are all important and can all have an impact on the final renewal result achieved.
  2. Futureproof Your Firm
    Funding options for litigation proceedings
  3. Futureproof Your Firm
    Through technology and modern developments in the payment industry, in our talk we will discuss the changes that are happening now and that are going to happen in the future.

     
  4. Futureproof Your Firm
    Attract, Engage and Delight your ideal candidates by building your legal employer brand.

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