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10/4/19

Save the date for your free Solicitor Seminar

We are delighted to announce the spring dates for our popular ‘Managing Partners’ Briefing’ Solicitor Seminars in the West Midlands and North West!

As usual, we'll be bringing together experts to discuss a range of subjects impacting legal practice and insurance. There'll also be informal networking, drinks, canapés and a Q&A session. The seminar will be CPD qualifying (2 hours).

The aim of these popular events is to deliver a concise and jargon-free briefing on matters that have a direct and current bearing on your business.

This event will focus on three topics:

A Guide to Law Firm Acquisitions, Exits & Run-Off

Gary Christianson will be sharing his experience of being involved in a large number of mergers, looking at the pitfalls and priorities for both sides when the inevitable happens and it is time to move on in some way.

Professional Negligence Claims; Exposure in the Modern World

Angus Turner, of Mills & Reeves’ Birmingham office, has acted on claims arising from most areas, having been in the profession since 1995. However, in recent years, speed of change has impacted on risk exposure. Angus will take us through some of the underlying causes of claims against law firms, why mental health is now at the top of every managing partner’s inbox plus recent trends and a Q&A session.

The SRA Rule Changes; what next?

Under pressure from the Legal Services Board to help improve access to and the cost of justice to reduce barriers, the SRA had consulted in 2018 with interested parties including the Law Society, qualifying insurers, insurance brokers and other industry bodies. Their proposed regulations on changes to professional indemnity insurance included a reduction in the compulsory limit of cover, particularly for firms that don’t undertake Conveyancing.

However, in early April 2019, the SRA applied to the Legal Services Board (LSB) to carry over the existing rules for professional indemnity insurance (PII) and the Compensation Fund into the new Handbook, which was approved in November last year.

As Cox Mahon were one of the specialist PI brokers invited by the SRA to participate in their consultation, our Directors, Andrew Kenyon and Richard Amphlett, will explain the reasons behind this apparent ‘climb down’ and the what may now happen in the future.

Audience

The seminar is particularly suitable for Partners, Senior Solicitors and Compliance Officers for Finance and Administration (COFAs) plus those who are responsible for or interested in claims management and professional indemnity protection.

Dates (click to book)

8th May 2019 – Worcester: Racecourse

14th May 2019 – Shrewsbury: Oxon Business Park

15th May 2019 – Stafford: The Moat House at Acton Trussell

22nd May 2019 – Chester: Doubletree by Hilton

Timings

3.30pm Registration & refreshments

4pm Seminar begins

6pm Drinks & canapés with informal networking

To book your free place, please click the links on the dates above which will take you to the Eventbrite website. Places are limited, so we respectfully ask that you book only if you or a colleague can assure attendance.