Please join us at one of our upcoming working lunches on the new SRA Accounts Rules this September in London, Reading or Birmingham.
The new Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Accounts Rules are due to come into effect from 25 November 2019 and our series of working lunch seminars in September will support and advise law firms on the implications and what the new rules mean to them.
• The new framework & compliance structure along with the new focus on risk
• Who is bound by the new rules Who is bound by the new rules
- Two hours of networking with like-minded people at the only networking event for business services within legal!
- Exposure to over 100 law firms and suppliers
- Assistance making connections and finding solutions
- Help with finding a new job
- Food and drinks
- The chance to catch up with old and new colleagues
Now in its fifth year, Advanced World is the largest annual gathering of the Advanced customer community.
What to expect
Impact of Artificial Intelligence on the Legal Sector
For the legal sector, the impact of artificial intelligence is predicted to be transformational, but is viewed with apprehension by many within the profession. This panel session will involve leading players in the legal industry discussing their experiences, and predictions of how artificial intelligence could and is already being harnessed as a positive force in legal businesses.
Doug Hargrove (Panel Chair) - Managing Director of Legal and Education at Advanced (LinkedIn)
Alex Smith – Practice Manager at Buss Murton (LinkedIn)
Kim Carmyllie – Practice Manager at Price Slater Gawne (LinkedIn)
Barrie Hadfield – CTO at Workshare (LinkedIn)
Mike Washburn – Managing Director at Axiom TDM Limited (LinkedIn)
2018 marks the Institute’s 40th anniversary. To help celebrate, our annual one-day conference and AGM will take place in Birmingham on Friday 16 November 2018. The event will take place at Austin Court, which is part of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. This is a unique, listed building in the heart of Birmingham city centre. It is a beautiful blend of modern design and period features in an inspiring waterside location.
What to expect
Today, more than ever, firms are hungry for commonsense support and guidance on how to deal with the changing landscape of legal finance. Our prestigious line-up of speakers includes the following:
- The Director of Policy from the SRA will take the opportunity to talk about the latest SRA Handbook changes and how the SRA is progressing with its theme of “looking to the future.”
- Following feedback from last year, our legal VAT expert, Darren Whelan, who is also our VAT trainer for law firms, will investigate and demonstrate some of the everyday conundrums our members face with VAT and give us some valuable examples of solutions and outcomes.
- The Access to Justice Foundation will join us again to update us on their great work and to celebrate the substantial donations they have received as a result of your Institute’s work with them. To complement the great speakers we have already secured, we are putting the final touches to our line-up, so watch out for more news in Legal Abacus and on our website.
The Solihull Property Hub will provide regular opportunities for you to meet and share your knowledge with a local group of experts about the relevant and topical issues in your area. They will be attended by representatives from all parties involved in the property transaction, from conveyancers, estate agents and developers, to surveyors, lenders and Local Authorities – and will make for engaging and relevant discussion spanning the length and breadth of the industry.
Work in an operational or support role in legal? LSN’s law firm forums are a unique opportunity to meet others like you! They're designed to help you make new connections, find solutions, catch up with colleagues and, if you’re looking, help you find a new job!
Our networking events are FREE to attend but only if you work in a law firm or solicitors practice.
The Legal Practice Management events are the must-attend events for everyone in practice management from SME law firms.
Who will benefit
- Practice managers
- Practice directors
- COOs / CFOs / CEOs
- Office managers
- Heads of finance
- Accounts managers.
Check out what delegates from our last conference thought:
“Congratulations on such a successful conference. I would be very happy to contribute to any of your future events.”
“Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed the conference. I think you had the agenda spot on. Well balanced with a great group of participants and I took a lot away from it”
“I look forward to meeting my peers from other firms and networking, so having time for this is a plus many thanks”
LSN law firm forums have no set agenda and provide a unique opportunity to meet others like you working in UK law firm management, operational or support roles in a relaxed social setting and discuss common issues over a few drinks.
Our networking events are FREE to attend only if you work in a law firm or solicitors practice. If you fall outside this circle, please speak to Ellen on 0870 112 5058.
What to expect
Legal Support Network law firm forums are an informal networking event starting at 6pm. You will receive a guest badge, which will entitle you to complimentary drinks and nibbles throughout the evening.
Helping you network
We help you get the most from our events in a variety of ways:
You will be sent a list of everyone attending, with their job title and company name if there is anyone you would like to be connected with on the night let the Legal Support Network team know and we will introduce you on the evening.
When you register for the event you will be asked which 'group' you would like to be assigned to i.e. finance/accounts, IT/systems, HR, marketing/BD, knowledge management, risk/compliance, practice/general management - and the colour of your badge will let other people know your job category. This helps everyone at the event to identify your particular interest and will also help you find others in with the same role as you.
Who will benefit
You can expect to meet any of the following professionals on the day:
- CFOs/Directors of Finance
- Financial Controllers/Managers
- Credit/Revenue Managers
- Accountants & Analysts
- Finance/Accounts Managers
- Revenue Controllers
- Legal Cashiers
- IT Directors
- IT Managers
- Finance Systems Managers
- Network Managers
- IT Technicians
- Project Managers
- HR/Personnel Directors
- HR Managers
- HR Advisors
- Recruitment Managers
- Marketing/BD Directors
- Marketing/BD Managers
- Client Relationship Managers
- Marketing Execs
- KM Directors
- KM Managers
- Library and Information Services Managers
- Professional Support Lawyers
Risk Management and Compliance
- Risk Directors
- Risk Managers
- Quality Managers
- Compliance Directors
- Compliance Managers
- Practice Directors
- Partnership Secretarys
- Heads of Facilities
- Office Managers
- Law Costs Draftsmen
- Legal Costs Managers
…and many others besides. There are no restrictions on attendance from people who work in law firms - we welcome anyone and everyone but you must be employed by a law firm.
If you've never been to an LSN law firm forum before and would like to know more about the evening before registering, feel free to give us a call on: 0870 112 5058 - we'll be happy to have a chat.
Don't work in a law firm but would like to attend?
We often receive enquiries from vendors, suppliers and professional service providers who would be interested in attending. It should be noted that our networking events are provided purely for the purpose of professional networking and not designed to offer a platform for selling products or services. Please contact Ellen Togher on 0870 112 5058 for more information.