Regulatory compliance for small law firms + alternative business structures – London 17 March

The average compliance officer spends one day a week keeping up to date with changing regulation. But you are a small legal services business in a competitive market and you need to spend as much of your time as you can earning fees.

You can’t invest in expensive IT systems and glossy training programmes but you do want to keep the regulator happy because you can ill afford regulatory fines; time in prison or to lose practising certificates; clients or your reputation.

What you need to know is what is proportionate; what counts as a satisfactory demonstration of compliance in your firm.

You can rely on ARK’s 12 year reputation in risk and compliance conferences to bring you up to the minute regulatory updates on topics including anti-money laundering; data protection and complaints management but this conference is focused entirely on compliance in the context of the realities of practice in a small firm. Our speakers will help you decide how to respond to regulation in practical terms ─ what you do need to do and, just as importantly, what you don’t.

You will get:

Access to compliance experts who won’t just talk at you. Many of our six expert speakers will sit among you in our benchmarking session. This is your opportunity to get their advice on real compliance dilemmas that you are facing in your firm.

Peer-to-peer support. You will meet people with a similar role to you, working in businesses of a similar size and facing similar challenges. Our interactive sessions will create networking opportunities so that you have contacts you can call next time a dilemma arises.

Scenario based learning on the SRA Accounts Rules. In this session, you can explore what you would do when faced with a possible breach of the Accounts Rules in your firm, hear how your counterparts in other firms interpret the rules as well as get an expert’s perspective. When a real situation arrives at your firm, you’ll be prepared.

On Thursday March 17, 2016 at 9:00 am (ends Thursday March 17, 2016 at 5:30 pm)



Standard: GBP 250
Earlybird: GBP 195

Speakers: Tracey Calvert – Director – Oakalls Consultancy, Rachel Khiara – Partner – Khiara Law, Robert Loughlin – Executive Director – Operations and Quality- Solicitors Regulation Authority, Sukhjit Ahluwalia – Chair- Sole Practitioners Group, Samantha Haines – Compliance Manager-Lodders Solicitors, Amy Bell – Head of Risk and Compliance- Quality Solicitors and Chair of the Money Laundering Task Force- The Law Society, Joanna Morris – Independent Consultant, Brunhild Wilson Data Protection Officer and Information Governance Manager- Hill Dickinson

Venue details: CCT Venues Plus, 40 Bank St, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5NR, United Kingdom