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Evolve from ‘sitting ducks' to 'cyber savvy'

Morning session : 9.30am – 12.30pm

Join our panel of experts as they explain how your team can become ‘cyber savvy’ by better understanding your vulnerabilities, as well as educating clients on their role in keeping property transactions safe.

John Ahmed
Safe Buyer Scheme

Buyer Redirection Fraud & Property Hijack
John’s presentation will focus on the alarming increase in buyer redirection fraud & property hijack, including an analysis of some recent statistics from Action fraud - the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cyber-crime. John will also discuss why conveyancing is the biggest cybercrime problem for law firms - but are the legal community doing enough to protect themselves and their clients?

Graeme McGowan

Cyber Security: 2017 and beyond
Graeme will be looking at some of the current cyber security risks law firms need to be aware of, as well as explaining the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Matthew Newton
Oosha Ltd

Cyber Crime - dealing with the undeniable threat
Matt's seminar will focus on helping attendees understand more about cyber crime: specifically looking at why increased IT complexity is good for cyber criminals, and the latest considerations relating to professional indemnity insurance and cloud technologies.

Prepare your team for new laws and regulations

Afternoon session : 12.30pm – 4.00pm

The forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect on 25th May 2018 is a key example of how changes in the law can raise new issues in your day-to-day work.

Ignorance is not an option, as failing to comply with GDPR and other regulations can result in hefty fines and even prison sentences. With so much at stake, our panel of experts are best-placed to reassure you that you have done everything you can to prepare.

Brett Warburton-Smith

Cyber Risk: What it is and how to prepare
With more than 25 years’ insurance experience Brett specialises in cyber, data, information security risk and insurance, As well as a founding Partner, Brett is a member of Lockton’s Global Cyber and Technology Practice; the largest cyber team in the London insurance market with clients including some of the largest law firms and global real estate companies in the world.

Michelle Garlick

Minimising the compliance risks in conveyancing
Having specialised in defending claims against professionals, primarily solicitors, for many years, Michelle is now responsible for Weightmans' Compli service and advises law firms on all aspects of regulation, compliance, and claims and complaints handling. She is also a council member of Manchester Law Society and chair of its regulatory affairs committee and COLP and COFA. A well-known speaker on the legal circuit and she has had a number of articles published in relevant legal media.

Tom Backhouse

Risky Business: What lies beneath?
Tom Backhouse is the founder and CEO of Terrafirma and has undertaken educational talks on the varied and many risks the ground poses. Tom pursues an ambition of changing the way in which we perceive, identify and act upon environmental risks to better manage and resolve the problems that are increasing in occurrence across the UK.

You can join us for a full day or a half day
Free to attend. Light lunch provided

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The Venue

Double Tree Hilton Manchester, One Piccadilly Place, 1 Auburn St., Manchester, M1 3DG