NEW ! SRA 4 hour Webinar bundle [2022]

Webinar Details

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Trevor Hellawell MA (Cantab)

CPD Hours: 4


Book all four SRA 1 hour webinars here for £120 plus vat! Presented by Trevor Hellawell these webinars will provide up to date information, vital for any solicitor to keep ahead of the game in 2022.

This bundle includes the titles below:

  1. SRA Accounts Rules 2019 - Current Pressures [2022]
  2. AML/CTF - Time to Care? [2022]
  3. Cybercrime & Frauds - Onwards and Upwards [2022]
  4. Rules & Regulations - Consolidation or Innovation? [2022]

More details about the courses:

  1. Since the SRA’s introduction of the ‘new’ SRA Accounts Rules in 2019, the world has had other things on its mind. As pandemic restrictions are finally eased we are having to rethink our approach to the old ‘steady-as-she goes’ line and embrace the flexibilities and freedoms the rules seem to have given us. The new rules are a lot simpler and more flexible but equally significant, and anyone in the law firm, but especially those with responsibility for finance or accounts, needs to understand them thoroughly.
    • Setting the scene - a brief history of the Accounts Rules and an update on the SRA Risk Outlook.
    • Key definitions in the SRA Account Rules 2019 – what is client money, exactly?
    • The key rules.
    • SRA Resources and checklists
    • What of VAT & Brabners – is it still an issue?
  2. This AML/CTF course is essential for anyone taking on taking on anti-money laundering duties within a firm, and a useful refresher for those who already hold this crucial responsibility.
    • The relevant legislation in the Proceeds of Crime Act and Terrorism Act.
    • The NCA and reporting of suspicions.
    • The penalties for getting it wrong.
    • The Money Laundering Regulations 2017 as amended.
    • Legal sector Affinity Group guidance (Jan 2021) on how to comply with the Regulations.
    • Training - how up-to-date are your staff?
    • RTFM - no point in having procedures if your staff ignore them.
    • The role and responsibilities of the MLCO & MLRO – adequate resourcing.
    • The key duty – ongoing monitoring.
  3. This course covering Cybercrime & Frauds is essential for anyone who is working in the legal environment and who interacts with the internet – so, all of us, then. In the recent climate of Covid lockdowns and homeworking we have all needed to have our wits about us in the battle against the scammers and fraudsters. The fact that Covid restrictions have eased does not mean we can let our vigilant guard slip. ‘Trust no-one’ is not a great recommendation for client care but taking five to ask ourselves ‘could I be being scammed here?’ is always good advice. This webinar will discuss the common types of cybercrime and fraud steps we might encounter and how best to overcome them.
    • Scale of cybercrime.
    • Types of cybercrime – systems attacks and ID fraud.
    • Implications of Covid and home-working – unique attacks and alarming increases.
    • Steps to overcome the main attacks - system attacks and ID fraud.
    • Essential steps to guard against frauds of all types.
    • Take 5
  4. This Rules & Regulations course is essential for anyone working within the regulated SRA environment who wishes to understand the new regulatory regime in front of us. Introduced in late 2019, alongside numerous Resources to aid understanding, the rules were subsumed under other considerations around Covid and public health. Normal working procedures were upended as we struggled to cope with the new position. But the rules are still there and as lockdown restrictions have eased we need once again to contemplate the renewed environment in which we work. Increasingly, the profession seems to be separating into those firms that are dismantling in favour of innovative smaller operations, or consolidating into bigger groupings of law firms. Which do you favour?
    The course will cover:
    • SRA consultations and the ethos behind them, especially transparency.
    • New moves towards comparison sites.
    • Flexibility and public protection.
    • The new Rules themselves (in outline).
    • Particular issues surrounding new patterns of working – who regulates what, exactly?
    • Do we need SRA – or any - regulation at all?
    • Key points to watch – undertakings and legal professional privilege.
    • SRA logo – ‘ATOL protection’
    • SRA attitude to policing – before and after Covid.
    • The current trends.