Southampton

GDPR, Fraud, Price Transparency, Practice Efficiencies – 2018 has generated a number of challenges that law firms need to prepare for. ‘Preparing Your Firm for 2019 and Beyond’ is a series of free seminars that have been put together for firms interested in how employing best practice strategies can help meet the challenges whilst encouraging growth.

Agenda:

2:00pm - Registration

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The Southampton 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.

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Practice Management training.

This training provides a whistle stop tour through all the key responsibilities a practice manager has responsibility for, and provides practical insight into many areas of the day-to-day management of a legal practice.

Why you should do the training and how you will benefit from it.

Our Practice Management training is highly regarded and consistently scores Excellent in our delegate feedback questionnaires.

This is a one day workshop for all levels of legal finance professionals and solicitors who have an interest in improving their firm's credit control function and cash-flow management.

Topics covered include:

Useful as a refresher for COFA’s or those supporting the COFA, this half day course takes a practical look at some of the issues faced by COFA’s on a daily basis, including materiality testing and what to consider when categorising breaches.

Topics covered include:

  • General update on the role
  • Practical examples
  • Case studies
  • Materiality testing

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A one day workshop designed specifically for those in legal practice or management providing guidance and practical advice about key aspects of VAT compliance including treatment of disbursements.

The topics covered are:

This user session from Advanced Legal will help build relationship with clients whilst providing an overview of ALB

Objective:

  • Share expertise and thought leadership 
  • Demo the product 
  • Provide an overview of ALB (Advanced Legal’s next generation, practice management software) and demonstrate the key features the product has to offer
  • Opportunity to ask questions & share knowledge
  • Build relationships with our customers

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. 

The introduction of the new SRA Handbook on 6 October 2011 has brought about a number of important changes in the way in which the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates firms of solicitors within the legal profession. From 2012, firms of all sizes must appoint a Compliance Officer for Finance and Administration (COFA) who will have special responsibilities for ensuring compliance with the SRA Accounts Rules (formerly the Solicitors Accounts Rules 1998) and for reporting directly to the SRA any breaches of the SRA Accounts Rules which take place.

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.

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