The Solicitors Regulation Authority’s Accounts Rules have been substantially updated with the new rules being applicable from October 6th 2011. Also brought in at the same time were two new roles; these being the COLP and the COFA, which start as from January 1st 2013. Due to the new roles it is important that there is a thorough knowledge of the rules to ensure breaches, if any, are identified as well as ensuring, where ever possible, full compliance by the firm and their personnel. This course is a full rules course; it includes the new roles starting 2013 and of course the rules.
What to expect
The aim of the course is to help firms comply with the rules as fully as possible and to help highlight areas of potential non-compliance:
- Client Account and Client Money
- Use of Client Account
- Client Monies withheld from Client Account
- Interest Rules
- What is a Bill?
- What is an Agreed Fee?
- Office Monies and Professional Disbursements
- Bank Reconciliations
- Legal Aid (in brief and SAR only)
- Accounting Systems and Records (including central records)
Using powerful, CPD approved training, Mark helps Solicitors to unlock the true power of LinkedIn to develop new clients. The sessions are fast-paced, enjoyable and packed with great content and practical examples to deliver all that’s needed to get LinkedIn working for you.
LinkedIn is the number one, business-to-business platform to:
What to expect
All attendees will also take away from the workshop and provided by BizLinks:
- Follow-up PDFs to re-cap on all main aspects covered in the Workshop
- 2 months ongoing telephone / email support following the workshop for specific questions arising from workshop content
In an increasingly competitive market place managing your own career is essential. In order to be successful, whether that means partnership, moving in-house or specialising you need to be clear what it is you have to offer, as well as understanding your areas for development. You also need to have clear goals and a strong support network.
CPD: 2 Hours CPD Accredited by the SRA
Speaker: Nicola Atkins
What to expect
This seminar will provide practical tips on how to manage your career effectively and will look at the following topics:
- Understanding Self - In order to manage your career effectively your need to understand your strengths/skills, also looking at weaknesses - what will prevent you from moving forward
- Identifying Career Goals - is it about becoming a partner? Is about diversifying your skill base? working overseas or moving in-house? What are the steps you need to take to achieve this? What are the steps you need to take in order to achieve your goals?
- Marketing - once you understand who you are you can then think about how to market yourself. This means being clear about your brand and understanding market context - how do others perceive you.
- Networking - having a strong support network is crucial in terms of career development - who do you need to influence - who can support you in terms of achieving your goals.
- What next - what actions will you take as a result of today - what are the potential barriers and how can you overcome these.
Understanding emotional intelligence and its role in leadership
We’ve all heard it mentioned, but what is emotional intelligence? And why is it considered so important in developing leadership skills? This workshop examines Golemans classic 5 EQ traits, and how a better understanding of them can make you a better leader. We will look at the Johari Window model of self-understanding and the rise of reflective practice, and give you tools to better understand yourself and achieve more as a leader.
Facilitated discussion focusing on the challenges and opportunities in the near- and mid-term future and what it holds for SME law firms.
Who will benefit
Who are we inviting?
Practice managers/directors, heads of finance, operations directors, office managers COO and CEOs from SME law firms from the Birmingham local area to talk about legal practice management knowledge, issues and challenges.
Join us after the round table from 6-9pm for LSN's successful networking session to meet your peers in law firm management from in and around Birmingham.
Alongside this will be the LPM launch party to introduce LSN's brand new Legal Practice Management magazine.
Celebrate the launch of LPM find out more about the magazine over a few drinks and some nibbles.
Meet our content team for the first time in Birmingham. A chance to suggest topics and discussions for future Briefing and LPM content. Meet the editor Rupert Collins-White and assistant editor Declan Tan.
Sign up to Briefing and LPM (digital and print) magazines free at the event.
Register here now to reserve your place at the networking event.
How effective is your employee benefits package? Does it help you recruit and retain the best staff, while remaining cost-effective for you to operate? Lockton's employee benefits team lead this breakfast masterclass
Alternatively, if there is an insurance or risk-management topic you want addressed in your locality - get in touch. If there is sufficient demand, we might well be able to help
- 2.0 units accredited CPD
LSN Law Firm Forums provide a unique opportunity for you to gather under one roof with others working in law firm management, operational and support roles to meet and share experiences with each other and as a result, find opportunities to build solutions on this common ground - in an informal and social environment.
What to expect
Our law firm forums are FREE to attend if you work within a law firm or solicitors practice, if you fall out of this category but would like to come along please contact Matthew on 020 8322 7791.
LSN law firm forum's are informal events, guests arrive at 6pm where free refreshments will be provided throughout the evening.
We help you to get the most from our events in a variety of ways:
Ask The Experts
Before the event we ask registered attendees to send us their Ask The Experts questions. This means you can suggest topics of interest that you would like to discuss, then we will circulate these subjects among those attending prior to the event and try to find you a 'match' who can answer your question.
NEW- Networking Zones
In response to popular demand the February regionals will see the introduction of networking zones. At 7pm everyone will be divided into groups according to their job role i.e. IT, Finance, HR etc. So please bring your collegues along to make your networking zone the biggest!
Tell us prior to the event who you'd like to meet and we will aim to make an introduction on the evening.
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 forum before registering, feel free to give Phoebe a call on 020 8322 7797 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org - she'll be happy to help.
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 Matthew for more information on 0870 112 5058
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
We know that as CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, FDs, HR Directors, IT Directors and MDs, you want to see finance and technology sit at the heart of your business strategy - and ultimately to see your organisation achieve growth. So we've based our theme for the day on this.
With an overall theme of Springboard to Growth, take a look at our impressive speaker line-up: