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Annual Compliance Update 2018

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Date: Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Time: 13.00 registration, 13.30 – 16.30 seminar
Venue: Anthony Collins, 134 Edmund Street, birmingham, B3 2ES
CPD: 3 learning Hours, A2 
Fees: Members: £99 + vat; Non-members: £115 + vat
Speakers: Jayne Willetts & Matthew Moore

For many firms, the Money Laundering Regulations 2017 are still bedding in, as are the requirements of the GDPR. Looking forward, we expect a revised SRA Handbook to take effect next year along with various other initiatives by the regulator to simplify practice and encourage greater competition within the profession. In their Annual Compliance Update session for BLS, Jayne Willetts and Matthew Moore provide a reminder of some of the more important regulatory obligations that firms are already subject to, summarise some of the key issues currently facing the profession, and look forward to the changes ahead.

Delegates are assured of a stimulating and inter-active session examining some of today’s key risk management issues, and other possible developments that will impact on us all.
·       Two new Codes of Conduct - what are the changes to look out for?

·       Planned changes to the SRA Accounts Rules - good news or bad?

·       The Money Laundering Regulations 2017 and the GDPR – have we embraced the new regimes?

·       Update on Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal cases – what is the current SRA focus for investigations and prosecutions?


·       Matthew Moore LL.B, CdipAF Solicitor. Matthew is a director of law firm compliance and risk management consultancy Infolegal Ltd ( and is also a consultant solicitor with Jayne Willetts & Co Solicitors. He is the co-author of ‘The Solicitors Office Procedures Manual’ ( and “Money Laundering Compliance for Solicitors" (with Diane Price - second edition due November). Both publications are published by Professional Compliance Publishing - see
·       Jayne Willetts, LL.B, Solicitor Advocate. Jayne is a Solicitor Advocate with her own specialist professional regulation practice Jayne Willetts & Co Solicitors. She regularly appears as an advocate before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal. Described in Chambers & Partners Directory as “a formidable defence advocate” much of her work involves advising individual solicitors, law firms and also new entrants to the legal services market on all aspects of professional regulation. Jayne is a former President of Birmingham Law Society and her column Regulation Report has been published in the BLS Bulletin since 2005.

14th November 2018 1:00 PM   through   4:30 PM
Anthony Collins
134 Edmund Street
Birmingham, B3 2ES
United Kingdom

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Member £ 118.80 (includes VAT of £ 19.80)
Non-member £ 138.00 (includes VAT of £ 23.00)

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