Effective Consumer Protection for Accidents Abroad
Holidays are one of the most expensive items in the annual budgets of most families and are a complex product. This one hour webinar will examine:
•What to do if a consumer is injured abroad
•What to do if the holiday company goes bust
•When can there be a claim, and what for?
•What does an injured consumer have to prove in order to succeed in a claim?
•What is a package holiday?
•How will the new “Flight – Plus” 2012 ATOL Regulations work?
•What standards do overseas hotels need to comply with?
RecordedSep 11 201262 mins
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Tony Guise, Richard Curtis, Sarah Cookson, Roshnee Joshi and Scott Devine
This practical webinar will bring together experts from the Home Office and Law Society to help you better understand the practical implications for your business of current regulations and how the Government and Legal profession are working together to tackle Serious and Organised Crime. It is also an opportunity to learn from your profession – Tony Guise (Guise Solicitors), Richard Curtis (Lewis Silkin LLP) and Sarah Cookson (Switalskis Solicitors) are all practicing solicitors. They have a range of experience and expertise in compliance, risk management and assisting professionals that have found themselves facing disciplinary action. This is an opportunity to find out how they’ve applied a risk based approach in their firms, seek advice on avoiding common pitfalls and the business benefits of getting it right. Tap into their expertise and experience to help you get the right balance for your firm.
Rachel Dineley and Khurram Shamsee, partners, DAC Beachcrofts
From 1 October any employer who loses a gender pay claim will ordinarily be required to carry out a full scale audit of their pay practices, and to make public the results. To highlight this date, the Law Society is partnering with leading law firm DAC Beachcroft to offer its members a free webinar on Wednesday 10th December 2014 1300 pm- 1400 pm which focuses on the equal pay gap in the legal profession and looks at how law firms can address potential risks . How can firms effectively use equal pay audits and/or other measures as tools for ensuring equal pay? How should firms overcome their apprehensions in that regard?
Rachel Dineley and Khurram Shamsee, partners in the Equality & Discrimination unit within DAC Beachcroft's leading employment law team, will use this interactive webinar session to discuss:
•how firms can identify areas of risk relating to differentials in base pay, and discretionary bonus
•take appropriate action to reduce the prospects of being challenged on gender-related pay issues.
The webinar takes the form of a live audio event accompanied by slides during which you will have the opportunity to ask questions. Following the event you will be able to revisit a recorded version
Speakers: Rachel Dineley and Khurram Shamsee, partners, DAC Beachcroft.
• An overview of guidance on information exchange from major competition authorities
• Critical developments in key information sharing investigations and case law
• Unilateral announcements and how the rules affect public corporate statements by CEOs and other corporate officers
• How to analyse the risk of your electronic communications
The past 12 months have presented a flurry of developments for commercial litigators to keep on top of, including the fallout from the Mitchell decision on relief from sanctions, changes to the rules on costs budgeting, and a range of interesting cases relating to civil procedure. This webinar will summarise some key developments in relation to:
•Compliance with court rules and orders post-Mitchell
•Disclosure and privilege
•Offers and settlement
•Service and enforcement
For busy practitioners, this one-hour webinar will provide a comprehensive update on recent cases and an overview and commentary on selected key EU and UK competition law developments over the past year.
Particular consideration will be given to:
(a) Enforcement activity under Articles 101 and 102 TFEU;
(b) Developments and lessons from the first months of the new CMA; and
(c) Trends in merger control.
Finally the webinar will also look ahead to what may make the headlines in 2015.
The webinar will cover the following key areas:
•A background brief on the benefits of becoming a solicitor of England and Wales and the QLTS
•Detailed information about eligibility, the format of the tests, application process and costs from the Solicitors Regulation Authority
•A case study from a dual-qualified Chinese lawyer providing insight into her experience with QLTS
•Live Q&A with the speakers.
Prashant Joshi,Chantal Ben-Nathan,Catherine McKay and Bryn Hughes.
The webinar will explain the structure of Lexcel version 6 for legal practices and in-house departments in England and Wales and confirm transition arrangements. After watching this webinar you will understand the changes between version 5 and version 6 and the arrangements for transition as well as the specific technical elements of the standard in more detail, including financial management
The webinar will show you how to achieve excellence in practice management and client care.
•Cases on disability discrimination
•Obsesity- could this be a new ground for discrimination cases in the light of Kaltoft v The Municipality of Billund
•TUPE – what has happened in 2014
•Whistleblowing – the latest position
•What are the proposals to change the rules on strikes ?
Russell Hewitson, principal lecturer, Northumbria University
The purchase of a property is the largest investment made by most people. It is also the area where the most negligence claims are made against solicitors. However, obtaining consistency with searches, dealing with increasing regulation and the demands of lenders make the job of the property lawyer increasingly complex.
Keep up to date with all the key changes relating to residential property.
The accounts rules are an essential component of the SRA Handbook and not just for the firms Compliance officer, finance and administration personnel or the accounts staff. Everyone who has any dealings with client money must understand the Importance of compliance.
In this one hour Q & A with our expert speaker you will have the opportunity to put your questions to our expert speaker.
Please send in your questions to email@example.com by the 21st October
In this practical webinar, aimed at partners, fee earners, support staff and anyone who takes incoming calls from potential clients for any work area, Professor Ian Cooper will make you challenge your existing methods and reveal:
1. The five easy to learn business winning steps
2. How to make the caller want your firm at the fees you deserve
3. How to build rapport with the caller
4. How to end the call and ask for the business, without being pushy
5. Who should handle calls to get the best results.
•The Court's jurisdiction and the function of the Office of the Public Guardian
•Joint applications- best practice in applying for more than one Deputy
•Co ownership- what to ask the court for when a "Patient’ is a tenant in common/joint tenant?
•Applying for a financial decision and how to prevent errors in applications
•Applying for a financial decision
•Dealing with the sale and purchase of a property
Paul Bennett, Aaron and Partners and Sue Heads, supervision team, SRA
•A refresher of the COLP's core responsibilities
•The risks for large practices following an international merger
•What should the smaller firm look out for?
•What are the issues that COLPs have faced- war stories
•Compliance plans and risk registers. What do you need to know?
•Garnering clarity on what should be reported
This webinar will provide practical insight for practitioners on how to compile and monitor budgets more reliably. Coverage will be given to:
• The cost management jurisdiction
• The £10m limit
• Defining assumptions
• Reviewing incurred costs
• Forecasting future costs
• Contingencies and defined scope
• Consulting with all interested parties
• Form H
• Monitoring budgets
• The relevance of J Codes
• The effect of agreed and approved budgets on the detailed assessment of costs
This webinar will provide guidance on the statutory, regulatory and common law position of digital currencies as well as a an inside perspective from an industry speaker
Coverage will be given to:
•What are digital currencies - are they property or currencies?
- the common law position
- the statutory position
•The legal basis of a claim for stolen digital currency
•Digital currencies as a payment network
•What is the situation regarding compliance and regulation?
•What is the tax treatment in the UK?
•The industry perspective
With an economic recovery on the way property litigators are facing new challenges.
With the rise of property prices there is a move to convert industrial and commercial property to residential with an increase in mixed use spaces.
This webinar will examine the main areas where disputes arise.
Topics to be covered include:
•Break clauses - the latest position
•The impact of insolvency on landlord remedies
•Leasehold enfranchisement update.