High Street & General Practice Online CPD

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Online CPD for sole practitioners and high street firms.

The number of verifiable CPD hours varies depending on which items you choose.

To gain 5.25 hours verifiable CPD select the option for all modules.

Prices for all modules (excluding VAT)

Member

£155.00

New member

£150.00

Non member

£160.00

Unemployed member

£140.00


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Recorded in July 2020 with Alison Hempsey of TC Young and Jennifer Paton, Law Society of Scotland, this session will look at best practice and share top tips for power of attorney.

Speakers

Jennifer Paton, Policy Executive, Solicitor, Secretary to Mental Health and Disability Sub-Committee, Law Society of Scotland

Alison Hempsey, Partner, TC Young 
Alison Hempsey has worked within TC Young since 2006 and is now a Partner within the private client department. Alison heads our Adult Incapacity Team and helps clients dealing with the challenges of capacity issues, including those with dementia and learning disabilities.

Alison has a particular interest in Adult Incapacity matters and she is a member of the Law Society of Scotland’s Mental Health and Disability sub-committee. Her work in this area includes applying for Financial & Welfare Guardianship and Intervention Orders. She also provides general advice to families and carers of adults with incapacity, including set up of family trusts. Alison regularly processes adult incapacity actions through the sheriff courts and conducts her own court appearances. She also advises clients on the Access to Funds scheme.

Alison has a varied workload including the preparation of Wills and Powers of Attorney, the administration of estates and trusts and Inheritance Tax planning. She gives clients sensitive and pragmatic advice on these personal issues to best reflect the clients own wishes and circumstances.

Alison is also involved in a range of residential conveyancing matters including purchases and sales. Her in-depth knowledge and practical advice ensures a seamless, hassle free service at what can be a very stressful time.

She also advises clients in relation to re-mortgages and transfers of title including those which are a result of matrimonial breakdown, working closely with the family team to ensure each client’s individual needs are met.

Alison is a member of STEP Scotland, a professionally recognised qualification for practitioners working in the area of trusts and estates.

Prices for this module (excluding VAT)

Member

£20.00

New member

£15.00

Non member

£25.00

Unemployed member

£10.00

Recorded in July 2020, this panel session discussed below aspects of business readiness with insights shared from our expert speakers:

  • Return to office: logistics, protocols and useful tips
  • Morale and teamwork: agility and flexibility
  • Communication
  • Connecting productivity with profitability
  • Preparing for what is over the hill
  • Managing cashflow
  • Forecasting
  • Scenario planning and data driven decision making

Speakers

Lyn Calder, Managing Partner, Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP
Lyn is the Managing Partner of AAB’s Edinburgh Office and a Corporate Finance Partner. Lyn has played a key role in the successful growth of AAB in the central belt thanks to her experience in advising on acquisitions, disposals, debt and equity fundraising, financial due diligence and valuations. She advises clients in a wide variety of sectors, including food and drink, technology, construction, engineering, support services, professional services and IT. Lyn joined the team in 2018, and has worked within Corporate Finance for over 20 years, in both lead advisory and banking. Lyn qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2002 with a leading global accounting firm.

Austin Lafferty, Austin Lafferty Solicitors
Austin is a solicitor, broadcaster, journalist and artist, who has worked in general practice since 1981 and currently runs his own multi-branch firm around Glasgow. He was elected vice president of the Law Society in May 2011 and took over the presidency in May 2012, and is now a past president of the Society. Austin has also worked in a variety of media roles, having been a radio and television presenter on numerous programmes. Austin is a newspaper columnist who has written extensively on legal matters. He has also authored It’s The Law!, which is a handbook on Scots Law for citizens, published in 2004.

Geraldine O’Reilly, EMEA Marketing Specialist, Clio
Having had nearly a decade of experience in tech and the legal field, Geraldine has a deep understanding of the needs of businesses and lawyers. Geraldine leads Clio’s European events and community strategy and has spoken and moderated on many occasions about the future of legal, law firm growth, and cloud technology and security. Geraldine is also passionate about helping firms grow.

 Prices for this module (excluding VAT)

Member

£30.00

New member

£25.00

Non member

£35.00

Unemployed member

£17.50

Recorded in July 2020 with Alan Eccles of Bannatyne Kirkwood France & Co this session will look at the future of private client during and beyond Covid-19.

Alan Eccles, Partner; Bannatyne Kirkwood France & Co.
Alan is a Scottish solicitor specialising in private client and legal issues for those in the charities, third and impact sectors. Governance is the key theme across Alan's work.

Alan helps individuals and families with matters such as wills, succession planning, executries (probate), trusts, powers of attorney, Inheritance Tax, contentious executries and business aspects of succession planning. Legal directories have noted in relation to his private client work that he "conveys complicated concepts with clarity and humour".

A significant amount of Alan's work is focussed on assisting charities (from grant giving foundations to national institutions- and even a space agency!), individuals and businesses on charity law, social enterprise, impact and philanthropy. Recent legal directory comments describe his work as "superb" with an "extensive knowledge of charity law" and that he offers an "efficient", "pragmatic" and "experienced" service.

Prices for this module (excluding VAT)

Member

£20.00

New member

£15.00

Non member

£25.00

Unemployed member

£10.00

Recorded in July 2020, this session will look at how you can improve your online marketing to engage more effectively with clients. With expert insight shared, the discussion looks at cost effective and measurable tools to assist your business.

Speakers

Andre Boyle, Head of Technology, Millar & Bryce
Andre is Head of Technology at Millar & Bryce and one of the Law Society of Scotland's first Accredited Legal Technolgists.

Duncan Robertson, Innovations Marketing, NatWest Group
Having graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a degree in politics, I started my career within political communications before moving on to strategy and corporate communications within the investment and legal sectors. Whilst there, I worked with a range of clients across the globe – including the majority of Magic Circle law firms, leading financial institutions and other regulated sectors – and on major events such as the 2014 Scottish independence referendum and Brexit campaign. I then went on to lead on Marketing and Communications as part of the leadership team at the world’s largest free business accelerator, Entrepreneurial Spark, as the business scaled across the UK in partnership with RBS, KPMG, Dell EMC, Pinsent Masons and Harper Macleod.

More recently, I work across RBS/NatWest Group’s growing portfolio of digital standalone ventures with a focus on solving SME customer painpoints and as part of the bank’s strategy to proactively lean in to the challenges presented by disruptors to the market.

Deborah Hair, Marketing Consultant, Stonefield Marketing
Deborah Hair runs Stonefield Marketing, where she helps business generate quality leads through marketing tactics covering professional services, food and drinks, manufacturing, transport and tourism sectors.

Trying to work out where to start with your marketing planning can be daunting, there are many routes you could go down, multiple social media channels and various ways to target your audiences. Covid-19 has had a direct impact on consumer behaviours. With lockdown and people's working situation changing this was shown to increase online shopping and screen time increased dramatically on social media as people were confined to their own homes.

Deborah has worked for legal clients in her previous agency experience and as a consultant to create marketing strategies and campaigns targeted at your audience needs, aligned with your business objectives.

As well as a Marketing Consultant, Deborah delivers digital marketing training around the UK for the Google Digital Garage.

Prices for this module (excluding VAT)

Member

£20.00

New member

£15.00

Non member

£25.00

Unemployed member

£10.00

In this webinar, Jennifer Sinclair talks about latest guide on handling complaints; what you need to know about SLCC; and how to use your existing tools into avoiding complaints.

Speaker:

Jennifer Sinclair, Best Practice Advisor, SLCC
Jennifer Sinclair is the Best Practice Advisor at the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission where she leads on sharing learning from complaints with the legal sector. As Best Practice Advisor, Jennifer uses that data to help practitioners and consumers understand how to avoid the most common problems and prevent complaints before they arise. Since being appointed to the role in 2015, she has developed a library of bespoke resources for legal practitioners on preventing complaints, dealing with complaints and the most common problems in specific areas of law. She has also developed a suite of consumer guides. Before joining the Oversight Team at the SLCC, Jennifer spent six years as a Case Investigator. She has previously worked at the Law Society of Scotland and holds an LLB from the University of Edinburgh.

Prices for this module (excluding VAT)

Member

£30.00

New member

£25.00

Non member

£35.00

Unemployed member

£17.50

Watch this webinar to:

  • Understand the ‘why and how’ of cyber threats to law firms through practical case studies
  • Learn innovative approaches to increase your cybersecurity and use technology for efficiency in practice 

Speaker:

Basil (Vassilis) Manoussos, Manager, The Cyber Academy
Basil is a digital forensics consultant, owner of Strathclyde Forensics and the Manager of The Cyber Academy at Edinburgh Napier University. Page 2 of 6 He has diverse business experience in the UK and Greece, and has worked with organisations like IBM, Abbey National, Glasgow University, HM Government and Edinburgh Napier University.

Prices for this module (excluding VAT)

Member

£40.00

New member

£35.00

Non member

£45.00

Unemployed member

£25.00

Join Graeme McKinstry in this webinar and understand the ‘when’, ‘what’ and ‘how’ of planning your succession along with the key financial, income and business factors of your practice that you need to keep in mind.

Speaker:

Graeme McKinstry, The McKinstry Company
Graeme has overseen the development and consolidation of the practice from what was a predominately litigation-based service to a thriving High Street practice across several legal sectors.
Graeme has held a number of positions within the profession and in the wider public sector having served as a Non-Executive Director of the local Health Trust and was a solicitor member of the Scottish Legal Aid Board. For six years, Graeme served as a solicitor member of the Scottish Solicitors Discipline Tribunal and was an inaugural member of the Practice Advisory Service established by the law Society of Scotland to assist firms which encountered difficulties either in terms of financial structure or regulatory compliance. Graeme has also served as a co-opted member of both the Client Care and Practice Management Committees of the Law Society of Scotland.
Graeme currently is consulted by solicitors in regard to their own situations whether as individuals, partnerships, limited liability partnerships, seeking advice and guidance, structure and development of their practices. In recognition of Graeme’s expertise in this area, he has been appointed a Consultant to Lockton, the brokers to the Professional Indemnity Insurers of The Law Society of Scotland to assist firms in their approach to risk management.

Prices for this module (excluding VAT)

Member

£30.00

New member

£25.00

Non member

£35.00

Unemployed member

£17.50

Watch this webinar to:

  • Understand how to financially assess retirement and pension positions
  • Gain insights into mergers and acquisition considerations

Speaker:

James Lockhart, Accounting Partner, Armstrong Watson LLP
Jim qualified as a chartered accountant with an independent practice in Lanarkshire prior to spending six years in Cambridge, firstly working with a big four firm, and then gaining industry experience through positions at a manufacturing plc and an international design agency. He returned to Scotland in 2004 to join James Lockhart & Co, which grew quickly and was eventually merged with a top ten national firm in 2007. In late 2009 Jim formed Lockhart Business Advisory Limited which was merged with Haines Watts Glasgow in July 2015, before merging with Armstrong Watson in 2018.
Jim is also a Chartered Tax Advisor and is vastly experienced in tax and accounting issues for both corporate and personal clients alike and is also involved in business strategy and fundraising.

Prices for this module (excluding VAT)

Member

£20.00

New member

£15.00

Non member

£25.00

Unemployed member

£10.00

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