When: 20 March 2019
Where: RPC, Tower Bridge House, St. Katherine's Way, London E1W 1AA
Duration: 5 hrs 15 mins
We will be covering the following issues and topics during the course of the morning:
Dishonesty and Integrity – The Elephant Question – Graham Reid
The Supreme Court has said that dishonesty is like “... the elephant, it is characterised more by recognition when encountered than by definition”. Can we really trust the courts and regulators to do so? Are they any better recognising a lack of integrity or serious misconduct?
Illegality following Mirza and Grondona – Nick Bird and Carmel Green
If the client’s up to no good, why should the lawyer be liable in negligence? The steps that can be taken to mitigate the consequences of Mirza. And a review of how the Singapore courts are approaching the problem slightly differently.
Backhanders, bribes & corruption: What law firms need to know - Sam Tate
“We never expected it could happen here!” definitely isn’t the right answer when it comes to identifying ABC risks and controls.
A panel discussion on mental health, stress and risk in law firms - Patrick Brodie and others and moderated by Will Sefton
Mental health and welfare issues are increasingly on the agenda for law firms. What are the benefits and responsibilities of maintaining a healthy workplace?
Putting Things Right – Rhian Howell
With the SRA about to introduce a new conduct obligation requiring solicitors to “put matters right (if possible)” when things go wrong, how and when can firms safely go about curing the consequences of their wrongdoing?