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The Institute’s annual one-day conference and networking event will take place at The Law Society in London on Friday 24 November 2017.

Legal finance has become a fundamental area of legal management. Holding and transacting client money is a vital function of delivering legal services: it is at the forefront of firms’ concerns when they try to implement proportionate compliance.

We understand the challenges you and your firm face. Our aim is for the conference to bring together a variety of professionals who recognise the importance and share the views of legal finance. The day will give you the opportunity to connect, to be inspired and to find answers to the daily challenges you face. Whether you are supporting your firm and its COFA or leading the way as a practice manager, the Institute’s conference will give you what you need to perform your job efficiently.

The conference will give members the chance to listen to expert speakers on the practical and real-life dilemmas faced by today’s accounts and management teams. You will hear about the new SRA Accounts Rules and how the changes to the Accounts Rules will affect firms, clients and your roles. Our conference will be informative and engaging for all members, especially for those with the pivotal gatekeeping role of legal cashier or for those COFAs and practice managers, who are the lynchpin of financial governance.

The COFA’s role has demonstrated how critical legal finance compliance is, so we will also examine the impact of the changes on COFAs and the industry as a whole.

There will be expert views from Reporting Accountants: these will include the main pitfalls and risks of protecting client monies and how the new principle based rules will change their approach. You will also get to meet and hear from our CEO, Tim Kidd. Tim will explain how the Institute is advancing by increasing the support and value we offer to all our members. He will demonstrate how we are working to raise the profile of our members within the industry to highlight the great job our members do in what are often difficult circumstances and outline changes to our Student offering.

Today, more than ever, firms are hungry for common-sense support and guidance on how to deal with the changing landscape of legal finance. Our prestigious line-up of speakers includes:

Senior executives from the SRA will take the opportunity to talk about the latest SRA Handbook consultations and changes already implemented, and how the SRA is progressing with its “looking to the future” theme.

Chris Fawcett, Manager Commercial Banking Control Function from Lloyds, will be presenting on the latest from the Banks on Cybercrime & Fraud, and practical ways Law Firms can protect themselves.

Following fantastic feedback from last year on our training snippets, Lisa Dixon,our legal Credit Management trainer, will investigate and demonstrate some of the everyday conundrums our members face with credit management and give us some valuable examples of solutions and outcomes.

We continue to support the “It’s not just peanuts” campaign and will be welcoming the Access to Justice Foundation to update us on their great work and news of a substantial donation received as a result of last year’s conference.

In addition to the great speakers already secured, we are seeking an expert to shed some light on the new GDPR Data protection rules coming into force May 2018.

Look out for more information on our line-up of speakers, the topics we will be covering and a full agenda. These will be on our website and in e-newsletters in the coming weeks.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions of our expert panel, which will consist of the speakers and Institute members. You can submit them before the conference or ask them on the day.

After the conference, there will be an informal networking event when you can have a much-deserved drink and take the opportunity to discuss, exchange and share your views and knowledge with your peers, speakers, the Institute Executive Council members and our CEO.

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