Cutting-edge compliance training

Compliance is of paramount importance for all law firms. In addition to keeping abreast of the ever-changing regulatory environment, firms also need to be prepared for new risks that are associated with doing business in the modern digital workplace.

The penalties for getting compliance wrong can be severe and can include heavy fines as well as reputational damage.

To ensure that you are fully aware of the latest issues, and to help you to create a compliance culture within your firm, LexisNexis has developed a series of five new online training courses addressing the most pressing current topics in compliance, including GDPR, AML, the new SRA Code of Conduct, social media and business continuity planning.

The courses are all delivered by subject matter experts and presented in an innovative video format to increase viewer engagement. They will be particularly relevant to anyone with a compliance or practice management function and other senior managers within a law firm.

The course format

These courses have been developed using a cutting edge format which integrates searchable video content with animations and quiz questions throughout the presentation to increase viewer engagement and reinforce learning. The key features include:

1. Searchable video

Search for terms used within the presentation and navigate directly to the relevant point within the course.

2. Blend of learning approaches

Blend of learning approaches

The learning content is delivered via a combination of on-screen animation and audio visual presentation.

3. Reinforcement of key learning points

Reinforcement of key learning points

Key learning points are reinforced by quiz questions which must be answered in order to complete the course.

The courses

Compliance with the GDPR and the New Data Protection Bill
Presenter: André Bywater, Partner, Cordery
Length: 32 mins

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), has reached must-know status as its enforcement date of 25 May 2018 has approached and has significant consequences for the way in which businesses hold personal data. This masterclass in the key elements of GDPR, covers topics including:

  • The aims and consequences of the GDPR.
  • Consent.
  • Subject access rights.
  • The right to be forgotten.
  • Breaches.
  • The UK Data Protection Bill.

The scope of the GDPR means that this course will be relevant to anyone whose practice involves the use of personal data, but will be of particular interest to anyone with a compliance function.

Customer due diligence under the new Money Laundering Regulations (2017)
Presenter: Emma Radmore, Legal Director, Womble Bond Dickinson
Length: 32 mins

The MLR, or to give it it’s full name, the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017, is a huge piece of legislation with enormously broad ramifications. This course focuses on some of the detailed requirements in the MLR that have recently come into force. Topics discussed will include:

  • What are the MLR 2017? Brief overview and history.
  • What is CDD? The requirements of the MLR.
  • Getting CDD right – tips and pitfalls.

This course is aimed at COLPs, COFAs, partners, practice managers and senior law firm personnel.

Social media and the law: compliance risks and common pitfalls
Presenter: James Castro-Edwards, Partner and Head of Data Protection, Wedlake Bell LLP
Length: 36 mins

Whilst the use of social media has become ubiquitous in today’s society, many remain ignorant of their legal and regulatory obligations when using it. This course looks at the current state of the law in this area as well as providing practical guidance for organisations and individuals. Topics covered include:

  • Background – what is social media?
  • Applicable data protection law.
  • Social media risks and how to address them.

This course is aimed at employees at every level of the organisation to help them ensure their own compliance.

SRA Code of Conduct 2018: what you and your firm need to know
Presenter: Paul Bennett, Partner, Aaron & Partners LLP
Length: 43 mins

The SRA is radically overhauling its Code of Conduct in 2018, and this will impact all solicitors across all firms. This course introduces the changes and give practical guidance on what you should be doing now to prepare for this. Topics to be covered include:

  • The SRA Principles
  • SRA Code of Conduct for Firms
  • SRA Code of Conduct for Solicitors
  • Practice manuals – all change!
  • Procedures – all change!
  • Why supervision is the key to successfully navigating the changes
  • What do you need to do to be ready?

This course is aimed at COLPs, COFAs, partners, practice managers and senior law firm personnel.

The importance of the business continuity plan
Presenter: Amy Bell, Director, Lockton Companies
Length: 29 mins

The global rise in terrorism and ever-increasing number of cybercrime attacks seen by firms in recent years are just two of the key reasons why a fully effective and well-tested business continuity plan is essential to mitigate financial and reputational risk for every organisation. This course provides practical guidance on putting together the business continuity plan, as well as looking at best practice in maintaining the plan to ensure its effectiveness should it ever need to be called upon. Topics to be covered include:

  • Why have a business continuity plan?
  • When will you need the plan?
  • Preparing the plan and its contents.
  • Proactive risk management.
  • Testing.

This course is aimed at partners, practice managers and senior law firm personnel.

How to order

Contact your account manager for further details or email webinars@lexisnexis.co.uk

Courses are available individually or as a subscription to all 5 (product code CCSUBS).

Course titleCode
Compliance with the GDPR and the New Data Protection Bill CC0118
Customer due diligence under the new Money Laundering Regulations (2017) CC0218
Social media and the law: compliance risks and common pitfalls CC0318
SRA Code of Conduct 2018: what you and your firm need to know CC0418
The importance of the business continuity plan CC0518

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