Regional Update

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Regional Update
October 2018
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Regional overview
Jack Dunkley, relationship manager, discusses how we have been engaging with firms across the regions on women in leadership in law, risk and compliance, Brexit, and recruitment and retention.

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Q&A with deputy vice president David Greene
Our deputy vice president David Green discusses his role at the Law Society.

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Podcast: GDPR - 100 days on
Pearl Moses talks to Jorren Knibbe about the practical application of data protection in legal businesses 100 days after GDPR came into force.

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Regional Update survey results
Thank you for completing the survey. We are taking on board your comments and future editions will focus more on relevant content you have asked for, enabling you to share it with your members.

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News and updates
Financial Benchmarking Survey 2019
Complete the survey by 31 October and receive confidential tailored information about how your firm’s financial performance compares with your competitors. 

The survey will take 20 minutes to complete and answers are strictly confidential.

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Risk and Compliance autumn conference report
Our recent Risk and Compliance conference was held in Leeds. Janet Noble gives her overview of the day.

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New SRA rules for adviser referrrals
Justin Rourke explains the SRA’s recent proposals surrounding solicitor referrals to an independent financial adviser, and the positive changes they could bring.

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In-house annual conference
In-house Division committee member Helen Shay reviews this year’s in-house conference and explains what she learned from the sessions she attended.

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Events and webinars
Greater London, South East and East

Public Policy Technology and Law Commission evidence, 12 November, London

This event will give you insights into the making, sale, and use of algorithms in the justice system in England and Wales. Law Society president Christina Blacklaws will be joined by Sir William Blair, chair of Financial Law and Ethics at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies and former High Court judge, Royal Statistical Society fellow Sofia Olhede, UCL, and Sylvie Delacroix, University of Birmingham.

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Solicitors Judges Division Seminar - Breaking down barriers, 1 November, Manchester

Join director of JUSTICE, Andrea Coomber and our panel of judges in discussing the issues around the lack of judicial diversity at our free seminar.

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Greater Manchester Regional Forum, 15 November, Manchester

Please email Catherine Carter if you would like to attend.

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