Monthly Archives: August 2015

Introducing Risk Management System 2.0

VinciWorks has released version 2 of the Risk Management System. The new system features:

  • All new, modern design
  • Interactive dashboard
  • New graphical reports
  • Instant editing
  • And many more technical improvements

Overview of new features

Why a Risk Management System?

The SRA Handbook and Lexcel v6 clearly require that law firms have effective systems in place to properly manage risk. Using the VinciWorks Risk Management System will enable firms to satisfy legal requirements, easily generate reports, track risks, implement a control plan, and receive alerts when things are amiss.

SRA requirements

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New LMS features: Outlook integration and more

Robust integration with Outlook – users will never miss a training event

We understand that Outlook is an important part of your workflow and your users’ workflow. We wanted to create an experience that focuses on how you work and makes sure that people can easily get events on their calendar and ensure that they show up on time.

When inviting users to events, appointments are sent directly to Outlook.

Adding users just got easier

We have improved the Add New User and Edit User page so that Job Title, Department and Practice Group fields appear as drop-down lists of all existing values in the system.

This fix makes adding new users a breeze, and prevents the pitfalls of human error inherent in data entry.

Modern Slavery Act comes into force – turnover threshold for business to declare what steps they are taking has been set at £36m

On 1 July 2015, the new Modern Slavery Act came into force.

Under the act there is a requirement that, starting October 2015, commercial organisations with a turnover of £36 million or more carrying on business in the UK will have to prepare a slavery and human trafficking statement each financial year, stating the steps they have taken to ensure their business and supply chains are slavery free.

The statement requires sign-off from those responsible for the organisation and should outline the steps taken by the business to ensure that no slavery or trafficking is occurring in its supply chain or within its operations.

Section 54(5) under Part 6 of the Act elaborates on what provisions should be included in a statement, such as: Continue reading