Pulsant is excited to once again be attending the North East Expo, the biggest business event in the region for small and medium sized businesses.
Taking place at the Newcastle Falcons Stadium, the Pulsant team will be on hand, on stand GF6, to discuss how our wide range of IT services and solutions can help your business, whether you’re looking to focus on cyber security, cloud migration or IT compliance.
We are delighted to announce a new series of seminars in partnership with Legal Eye, Wesleyan for Lawyers and Reflect Digital.
What to expect
Topics covered will include:
'Financial Security and Sustainability for Law Firms'
The current economic climate and the obligations created by being a partner, member of an LLP or a company director, mean that firms need to ensure that they have the appropriate arrangements to underpin and sustain their business growth. This session will cover:
- access to cash flow to meet key business needs
- how to influence your Professional Indemnity Insurance
- continuity planning and Key Person Cover
- succession Planning
- inheritance tax and business asset property relief
- impact of automatic enrolment of staff into pensions
'Reaching the Consumer using Digital Marketing'
Positioning the Law Firm correctly to drive growth is essential and this session will look at 4 key methods to ensure success:
- responsive web design
- video content
- testing and measurement campaigns
'Utilising Technology to Ensure Compliance and Manage Growth'
Technology is key to ensuring your business is making key decisions for growth based on accurate data and that you can effectively manage compliance requirements at this critical time. This session will cover:
- Managing compliance and risk effectively
- Relationships aren't just about the client!
- How to identify key growth areas
- Ensuring you have technology that grows with your firm
'Practical Tips on Risk and Compliance'
Compliance is important at all times, but especially so during times of high growth. This session will cover:
- Publicity Requirements
- Client Care
- SRA Risk Outlook
- SRA Continuous Learning and Development
- Risk Management and Assessment
- Material/Non Material Breaches
- Practical AML advice-
- Current SRA thematic reviews and AML changes
Who will benefit
The seminars are suitable for managing partners, financial directors, nominated persons, practice managers and senior partners and are essential for any law firm with plans to grow in 2015/16.
From June 2014 Aderant are launching a number of regional roadshow events that will focus on the forthcoming Aderant Expert 8.0 SP2 release, including information about the new features and functionalities available and how the Aderant Professional Services team are able to make the upgrade easier and less stressful for your firm.
What to expect
11.45 Registrations – Tea, coffee and sandwich buffet.
Jamie Gilbert, Client account manager EMEA
Karen Bailey, Head of solutions consulting EMEA
Paul Steeples, Project manager EMEA
12.30 What’s new in SP2?
Karen Bailey will talk you through all the exciting new features and functionalities Aderant Expert SP2 has to offer including the new Expert Collections and Expert Expense Management modules. During this session Karen will highlight the differences between SP1 and SP2 and the benefits to your firm in making the upgrade.
14.00 Making the upgrade to Aderant Expert 8.0 SP2
Paul Steeples will discuss the upgrade process and how Aderant can help your firm move to the next level of Expert with minimal fuss.
14.30 Aderant acquires Redwood Analytics - What this means for the future?
Karen Bailey will address the recent acquisition and discuss what the future holds for the Expert ClearView and Redwood Analytics products.
15.30 Networking drinks
Following on from the user group meeting, Aderant will host a networking drinks reception at the nearby Pitcher and Piano Quayside. With fantastic views and an outdoor terrace, this is the perfect venue for catching up with your peers as well as initiating new contacts within the Aderant Expert network, so please come along and join us for a drink and a catch up.
By rail: Newcastle Central Station - Approximately 4 minutes by taxi, or a 15 minute walk.
By metro: Manors Station - Approximately 10 minute walk away.
Newcastle Central Station - Approximately 15 minute walk away.
By air: Newcastle International Airport - Approximately 25-30 minutes away by taxi.
The airport is also accessible by metro.
BigHand aims to deliver innovative productivity-enhancing software to busy time-focused professionals, wherever and whenever they need it.
Since the last BigHand conference in February, the technical team have developed various new products and now you will be able to view, what's new with BigHand in person – and find out how to make the most out of your BigHand software.
What to expect
12.00 - 12.15:
12.15 - 1.00PM:
Lunch and Networking
1.00 - 1.45:
1.45 - 2.00:
Presentation on 'what's next' from BigHand
2.15 - 2.30:
Closing and final networking
Who will benefit
The road show is open to anyone who would like to find out more about BigHand and the latest developments. People who attended before have been:
Document production unit managers
If you are unsure whether it would be suitable for you, please contact your Account Manager or Briana McCrory either via email email@example.com or call +44 (0)20 7940 5949
This course focuses on the main provisions of the SRA Accounts Rules, contained within the new SRA Handbook, governing how solicitors handle clients' money, and is primarily aimed at those working in private practice.
Although assuming no prior knowledge, delegates attending this course will quickly build a sound understanding of the SRA Accounts Rules by looking at the most common compliance issues that occur in practice and the pitfalls to be avoided including problem areas such as the treatment of residual balances on client ledger accounts.
From January 2013, the Compliance Officer for Finance and Administration (COFA) within a firm will have special responsibility for ensuring that clients‘ money is handled in accordance with the SRA Accounts Rules and that any breaches of the SRA Accounts Rules are documented and reported back to the SRA.
BigHand has announced the details of their annual briefings that take place at venues across the UK, starting with the London event on 19th June. BigHand will be demonstrating how the latest BigHand version 4.2.2, new speech recognition components, and the latest smartphone releases and integrations can deliver further efficiency gains at law firms.
What to expect
The briefings are designed to offer you the opportunity to network with peers and to discuss issues that are shaping your firm's technology strategy, BigHand related or otherwise. They are also an opportunity for BigHand to learn about your requirements for future technologies, ensuring that customers and potential customers have input into the direction of BigHand’s product development.
If you have any questions regarding the briefings please do not hesitate to get in touch via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling +44 (0)20 7940 5949.
The Law Society is running a series of free Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) regional networking groups, in association with 192business and Accuity.
The groups are for MLROs in law practices, their deputies and senior compliance staff. They are designed to facilitate discussions between local law practices about the challenges of anti-money laundering AML compliance and to enable the sharing of good practice.
The events are free and qualify for 2 hours CPD. Please note that numbers are limited to two people per firm.
SRA Accounts Rules 2011 – These are one-day Workshops designed to provide practical advice for legal accounting personnel.
During the day delegates will participate in workshop sessions assisting them to implement the Rules correctly.
Delegates will each receive a copy of the Solicitors’ Accounts Rules Manual.
What to expect
The topics covered include:
- Client Money – Client Account
- Controlled Trusts
- Central Register
- Client Reconciliation
- Interest Rules