We've got a raft of new events coming up over the next few weeks – between the end of the summer holidays season and the next issue of the UK edition of the Insider – so here they are and make a diary note now…

• Guy's Hospital, London, 6 September
The British Academy of Forensic Sciences is holding a one day conference on detection, prevention and presentation. Speakers include Ross Patel of Afentis Forensics on the use of telephone evidence in murder trials. The event qualifies for 6 CPD points and places are from £65. For details email Sandra Dawson at sandra@admin4u.org.uk or visit www.bafs.org.uk


• Avanquest Roundtable, London, 10 September
Avanquest's next session is focusing on Unified Communications within the Legal sector. This will be in conjunction with market research and the results from this and the feedback from the roundtable will become part of a Legal UC Whitepaper available in October 2008. The discussion will be moderated by Peter Owen, from Lights On Consulting. The event will take place at the Gaucho Grill, Broadgate.


• BigHand User Conference, London, 18 September
This year the theme at the BigHand User Conference is Enhancing Profitability at Professional Services Firms in the Current Economic Climate with a key note from Tony Williams, Jomati Consultants, and ex-Managing Partner of Clifford Chance. 200 delegates are expected, with Gold sponsors including BlackBerry, Philips, Olympus, and Grundig plus exhibitors Voicepath, Total, Interwoven, Global Secretarial, DicateNow and Integreon. The event takes place at the Cumberland Hotel, Great Cumberland Street, London W1H 7DLA. ll attendees have a chance to win the new 3G enabled Blackberry Bold smartphone, just email jo.beckwith@bighand.com to register.


• Timeslice Legal Software Seminar, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 24 September
Timeslice is holding a three seminars (starts 10:30, 13:00 & 15:30) for Slovenian lawyers at the Grand Union Hotel, looking at the Jadek & Pensa in Ljubljana are using our Timeslice Lawman software for their accounting, time recording, billing, document and case management needs. For details email Pat Aikin of Timeslice at pat.aikin@timeslice.co.uk


• Microsoft Legal User Group, London, 24 September
Following feedback from the legal community, PureTech Marketing will be running the first user group dedicated to Microsoft issues, development and partner organisations. Hosted at Wragge & Co, London, this half day session on the 24th September 2008 will commence at 2pm, finishing at 5pm. The agenda is designed specifically for law firm users and will include speakers from Microsoft, key Microsoft legal partners and peers from the legal community. This session is open to all law firm users of Microsoft technology.  For more information and to register for the group, please contact Sally Bellwood at sallyb@puretechmarketing.com