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On-demand webinar: The Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive – What Now?

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On 10 January 2020 The Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) Regulations 2019 came into force. This statutory instrument updates the UK’s existing anti-money laundering legislation to take account of the Fifth Directive. With the UK due to exit the European Union just three weeks after, what will the future of money laundering regulation look like?

In this webinar, our experts gave guidance on the application of the Fifth Directive in the UK and what to watch out for in the post-Brexit UK money laundering regime.

The webinar covered:

  • What will the future of money laundering regulation in the UK look like?
  • What are the key changes under the Fifth Directive?
  • Answering questions from registrants

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Upcoming webinar: Is GDPR over? What Brexit means for UK data protection law

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Tuesday 28 January, 12:00pm

On 31 January 2020, the UK will leave the European Union, and GDPR as we know it will come to an end.

From exit day, the GDPR we have become familiar with will disappear from the statute book and the Data Protection, Privacy and Electronic Communications (Amendments etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 will come into effect. This will result in hundreds of changes to both the GDPR text in UK law and the Data Protection Act 2018.

In this webinar, our Director of Best Practice Gary Yantin will be joined by Director of Course Development Nick Henderson and DPO Ruth Cohen to help organisations understand what data protection looks like in a post-Brexit world.

The webinar will cover:

  • How Brexit will impact on UK data protection law
  • What changes organisations, DPOs and compliance officers need to make to their policies and procedures
  • The most recent GDPR cases from across the UK and Europe
  • The latest in compliance advice and inside tips
  • Answering all your GDPR and Brexit questions

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Every VinciWorks webinar in 2019

In 2019 we hosted nine free webinars with industry experts on hot compliance topics. Through the webinars, we helped hundreds of businesses by answering several hundred compliance questions on GDPR, the SRA’s Standards and Regulations, competition law, whistleblowing, health and safety and more. All webinars are available on-demand:

We are committed to continuing to bringing top experts to our webinars in 2020. Our first webinar of 2020 will be on January 15th and will focus on compliance with the new Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive. Register for free below.

The Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive – What Now?

On-demand webinar: SRA Standards and Regulations – Your questions answered

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On 25 November 2019, the changes to the SRA Handbook, now known as the SRA Standards and Regulations, came into force. To help solicitors understand their requirements under the reforms, our Director of Best Practice Gary Yantin was joined by the SRA’s Policy Associate Jatinderpal Loyal to answer our audience’s questions.

Here are some of the questions answered by Jatinderpal during the webinar:

  • Do the new Principles and Code apply to unqualified employees?
  • What are the key changes to the conflicts and confidentiality provisions in the new Code of Conduct(s)?
  • How should firms stay updated on the STaRs?
  • Will there be an increase in reports to the SRA?
  • Does a notification to the firm’s insurer automatically warrant reporting to the SRA?
  • Why has the principle to “act honestly and with integrity” been separated into two principles?

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On-demand webinar: Health and safety at work — beyond ticking the box

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Despite the legal requirement, health and safety training, risk assessments and compliance have a bad reputation. Most people working in an office don’t want to do them and won’t think about these processes once they are completed.

In order to help organisations understand the importance of health and safety at work and improving the culture, in this webinar, VinciWorks’ Director of Course Development Nick Henderson was joined by Professor Andrew Sharman, Managing Partner of RMS, and President of IOSH (the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health). Professor Sharman called on his over two decades of experience in consulting with FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies such as Amazon, Coca-Cola, Carlsberg, IKEA and Mercedes-Benz to discuss some of the key trends in workplace health and safety and give guidance on improving health and safety culture at work.

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On-demand webinar: Whistleblowing — Understanding your rights and responsibilities

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The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA) provides protection for whistleblowers. Under PIDA, employees who make “protected disclosures” can claim unfair dismissal if their contracts are terminated due to the disclosures. Further, the EU Commission has recently announced a new law that aims to increase protections for whistleblowers.

In this webinar, we were joined by the EU Commission’s Policy Officer Maria Mollica to share guidance and insights on the upcoming EU Whistleblowing Directive. We also shared guidance on complying with existing UK whistleblowing law.

The webinar will cover:

  • Whistleblowing regulations in the UK
  • The key differences between the UK law and the EU Directive
  • The purpose and reach of the EU Directive
  • The categories protected by the EU Directive
  • Who can be a Reporting Person?
  • The procedures for internal and external reporting and recommended reporting methods

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On-demand webinar: Understanding the SRA Regulatory Reforms

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On 25 November 2019, the new SRA Standards and Regulations come into effect. These will replace the current SRA Handbook. Over the last two years, VinciWorks has consulted with the SRA and many law firms in England and Wales to provide guidance and training on the new Standards and Regulations.

In this webinar, we were joined by the SRA’s Policy Associate Jatinderpal Loyal to examine the key changes under the new Standards and Regulations. Jatinderpal also gave guidance on how firms can comply with the new Standards and regulations.

The webinar covered:

  • The key changes to the SRA Handbook
  • The challenges in creating the new Standards and Regulations
  • Guidance on ensuring SRA compliance for the entire firm
  • Training requirements and VinciWorks’ solution
  • Answering any questions from registrants

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On-demand webinar: DAC6 — Understanding tax disclosure requirements

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The Economic and Financial Affairs Council of the European Union (ECONFIN) has adopted the 6th Directive on Administrative Cooperation (“DAC6”), requiring tax intermediaries to report certain cross border arrangements. Under DAC6, intermediaries may be required to submit all cross-border transactions and backdate them when member states publicise their requirements.

In this webinar, Legal and Research Executive Ruth Cohen and Director of Best Practice Gary Yantin helped dissect the new regulation and gave guidance on reporting and training requirements under DAC6.

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On-demand Webinar: Diversity and inclusion — how to lead the way

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Promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace means more than simply updating policies or adding a new initiative. Effecting such change requires a continuous push to holistically improve the business culture. In this webinar, VinciWorks was recently joined by law firm Pinsent Mason’s Diversity & Inclusion specialist Kate Dodd. Kate and her team worked with VinciWorks to create groundbreaking diversity training and Kate’s team was instrumental in winning first place in LGBT charity Stonewall’s most inclusive places to work for 2019.

During the webinar, we looked at the initiatives implemented by Kate and her team and explored how organisations can apply them to their own workplace.

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On-demand webinar: GDPR – A Year in Review

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A year has passed since GDPR came into force. In our recent webinar, Director of Course Development Nick Henderson and Data Protection Officer Ruth Cohen looked at how businesses dealt with GDPR. Ruth gave guidance on how to make sure your organisation maintains compliance as the regulation enters its second year.

The webinar covered:

  • A review of the requirements under GDPR
  • How often should staff be trained on GDPR?
  • What measures should be taken to maintain compliance?
  • How to avoid data breaches and what to do in the event of a breach
  • Answering any GDPR questions from registrants

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Key takeaways

  • 19% of attendees said they are “very confident” the data they work with is sufficiently protected
  • 20% of our attendees are still unsure of what privacy by design and privacy by default mean
  • Organisations should run “fire-drill” like exercise to ensure they are equipped to deal with any data breach
  • Targeted GDPR training is recommended as it enables those in specific roles such as marketing, HR and IT to take the training most relevant to them
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