Join the conversation
The Manchester 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.
Join the conversation
The Harrow 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.
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.
You are cordially invited to join a roundtable dinner discussion on Cybersecurity, hosted by global managed service provider, Eze Castle Integration, and cybersecurity expert, SkOUT Secure Intelligence.
Today’s cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly destructive, disruptive to daily business, and leaving firms with tarnished reputations.
As a law firm, your risks are always evolving
From hyper-local environmental hazards to growing international cybercrime and hacktivism, if you’re a law firm in the UK, you need to learn from the past and adapt to the future.
Continuity plans, on the other hand, tend not to change much after creation. Overstretched and under-resourced legal IT professionals are being pulled in too many directions, and DR planning quickly slips down the agenda.
What to expect
14:30 Opening remarks from chair, David Groombridge (Gartner): Managing IT Supplier Risk in Cloud Services Cloud services are maturing and consolidating with key players Amazon Web Services, Azure and Google leading:
• How can you manage the supplier risk when many of the services you use are running on these platforms?
• How do you negotiate terms with global behemoths?
• In the event of an outage, how can you maintain continuity?
15:00 Creating an Effective Management Structure for DR and Business Continuity
How should you build effective management structures for continuity within a law firm?
How does the partnership model and the specific challenges of the industry (such as IT taking ownership of Facilities Management for instance) affect continuity planning, incident and crisis management teams:
• Should Partners be required to invoke recovery
• What specific skills are required for immediate action and what level of authority is necessary for rapid containment to limit access or impact of cyber threats?
15:30 Coffee Break
15:45 Continuity and Cyber Threats in the Legal Sector
Ransomware has become the biggest cause of major recovery. Over 50 new variants have emerged since the start of 2016 and law firms are becoming one of the most likely targets.
This is all taking place against a backdrop of digitalisation and an increased expectation of zero downtime:
• How to create a specific incident management and escalation process for ransomware attacks
• How to modify existing continuity plans to apply to malicious attacks
• What is a reasonable period of downtime from a cyber-attack versus a natural disaster or IT failure?
• Managing emergency communication for the incident response team, the firm and externally
17:00 Drinks in Scarfes Bar
Join us at this exclusive roundtable event to find out how leading law firms are adopting agile working practices to drive down costs, increase productivity and revenue, and improve client care
Who will benefit
This event is designed for Managing Partners, CTOs, COOs, CIOs, IT and Facilities Directors who want to understand how agile working principles are transforming the way the legal sector does business. It will give you a unique opportunity to talk, not just with our experts, but also with your peers in leading law firms who are harnessing the benefits of agile working.
Informance and global law firm CMS Cameron McKenna are hosting an invitation-only legal roundtable event where CMS’s finance director will demonstrate how their investment in Qlik technology for the firm’s partners and staff has enabled them to meet their operational and business goals; such as streamlining financial decisions and improving productivity, cash flow and lock-up.
A unique opportunity to join our panel of Legal IT Directors and Partners as they share common challenges, opportunities and experiences when it comes to delivering smarter document services for the modern law firm.
What’s it about:
Who will benefit
This event is strictly limited to 70 guest places. We're happy to welcome IT director, IT managers, Head of department, IT solutions managers and other role types who are interested in the 'Evolution of the less paper law firm'.
The Canotec Professional Services team & our trusted IT Partners invite you to join us at our bespoke Work Smarter forum for the Professional Services Sector.
What to expect
The latest in our series of Work Smarter Forums, the Legal & Accountancy Forum is a showcase of the most effective and collaborative Document & IT Solutions out there right now, enabling firms of all shapes and sizes to save time, effort & money when it comes to creating, capturing, managing and sharing documents and information... A must for any Firm, serious about enabling greater productivity.
The Forum shares best practice and encourages local and regional firms to share common challenges and headaches with our experts & trusted IT partners. There will be ongoing demonstrations throughout the day & round table discussions on smarter approaches to:
- Document Assembly, Conversion & Comparison.
- Document Capture & Workflow into Case Management, Document Management or CRM.
- The Digital Mail Room.. “Automating your post”.
- Controlling colour, email & other expensive printing habits.
- Client/Matter accountability….“To recharge or not”
- More agile, collaborative & mobile working.
- Unified Communications.
- Cloud hosted IT Services.
- The latest Printing & Imaging Solutions & time saving tools. from Canon, Kyocera, Copitrak, Nuance, eCopy, Kapris & more.
Agenda sessions 20 minutes each running at:
- 11.00 and 13.30, Cost Recovery, to charge or not to charge, Dave Simpson (Copitrak)
- 11.30 and 14.00, Document capture, simple scanning, document, conversion and assembly tools, Andy Morrison (Nuance) Tori Samways (Canotec)
- 11.30 and 14.30, Smarter printing, improving user productivity with Mircosoft Word and Outlook, Rob Simcock (Kutana Kapris)
- 12.00 and 14.30, The digital mail room, streamlining document capture, saving time, effort and error, Jeremy Burgess (Knowology)
- 12.30 and 15.30, A joined up approach, Delivering the less paper office, Mario Bertuca (Canotec, ex Bevan Brittan), Rebecca Gilbert (Canotac, ex DAC Beachcroft)
- 13.00 and 15.00, Agile document services for the mobile workforce, Richard Hall (Canon UK), Damian Jeal (Nikec Binder)
Who will benefit
- Managing Partners,
- Practice Managers
- IT & Facilities
In association with the Compl-i team at Weightmans, Quill Pinpoint are delighted to invite you to one of their joint topical breakfast seminars which will focus on best practice when it comes to conducting client due diligence and satisfying the requirements of the Money Laundering Regulations 2007.
CPD points will be available for this event
The seminar is aimed at MLROs and those dealing with day-to-day anti money laundering compliance.
What to expect
The even will cover:
- Common queries that arise when undertaking client verification and identification checks;
- Best practice when it comes to identifying the source of funds;
- Risk assessments and ongoing monitoring;
- A brief demonstration by Quill Pinpoint of some of the ‘tools’ available to assist firms to integrate cost-effective anti money laundering checks into the client opening process; and
- The EC 4th Directive – what’s it all about and how will it affect law firms?