Hull Law Society Seminars

31st March 2017

Event dates: 
10 May, 2017 - 10:00 - 13 July, 2017 - 12:00

Hull Incorporated Law Society Seminars

During May and July two of our experienced law firm advisors, Stuart Littler and Brian Rodden will be working in conjunction with Hull Law Society to provide training on the key compliance aspects of Accounts Rules and Client Care. Read below for more details.  

To book on a course e-mail Hull Law Society directly on manager@hils.karoo.co.uk or telephone them on 01482 225388.

Members: Free

Non-members: £25+VAT

Introduction to the SRA Accounts Rules (May 10th 10:00-12:00) Speaker: Stuart Littler

Whether you are a member of the accounts department of a legal practice, a fee earner, or looking to take on the role of a compliance officer for your firm, this course is ideal for those new to dealing with client money. The session introduces the Accounts Rules and looks at the main principles as to why they are needed. We provide an overview of the rules and show how they are adhered to in practice so that, as a firm, you support everyone’s obligations and ensure compliance.

SRA Accounts Rules – Refresher Course (July 5th 10:00-12:00) Speaker: Stuart Littler

The course provides an extensive refresher for those with at least a basic understanding of the accounts rules. It is ideal for all those who are exposed to client monies and their supporting records including: accounts staff, fee earners, and COFAs. As well as providing a reminder on the main areas the rules cover, we focus on common breaches and how to avoid them and we also look at the application of the rules from a practical perspective.

SRA Accounts Rules – Supporting the COFA’s Obligations (July 13th 10:00-12:00) Speaker: Stuart Littler

This course is relevant to those already appointed as COFA’s or individuals who are now looking to take on the role, as well as for account managers whose responsibility it is to support the COFA. The course provides a reminder as to the COFA obligations, and focuses on how to minimise compliance risk by identifying common areas of noncompliance. We look at how non-compliance can be minimised through simple systems and controls and ensure that you have appropriate levels of monitoring in place in order to discharge the COFA’s obligations.

Client Care for Solicitors (6th July, 10:00-12:00) Speaker: Brian Rodden

When looking to fulfil your obligations under the Code of Conduct as well as wider regulatory obligations there are a number of questions that firms need to consider: How much information do you need to provide to your clients to satisfy the requirements of the SRA Code of Conduct 2011 (based on the underlying principles and the need to provide an excellent client service)? Is there a requirement to send a client care letter? What do the Provision of Service Regulations 2009 say? What do solicitors need to say about costs?

This session will cover aspects relevant to fee earners and support staff as well as compliance officers (COLP) in ensuring your documentation and procedures are complete and up to date. We will explore the code, look at best practice as recommended by the Law Society. We will remind you of other regulations such as distance selling and complaints handling as well as providing a template for use across all sectors of work.

To book a place at any of the seminars please follow the link below:

http://www.hulllawsociety.co.uk/courses/ 

Event location

Bury’s Chambers
29 Scale Lane
Hull
HU1 1LF