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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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On-demand webinar: GDPR Mythbusters 2019 – Are you compliant?

As we approach a year since GDPR came into force, in a recent webinar we revisited our popular GDPR Mythbusters series with a new round of questions and answers about data protection. Our Director of Best Practice Gary Yantin and Director of Course Development Nick Henderson answered the following questions:

  • Are huge GDPR fines a myth?
  • Does anyone actually care about GDPR compliance?
  • Does enforcement really go beyond EU borders?
  • Does GDPR apply to me if I’m not based in the UK?
  • Does GDPR require me to appoint a DPO?

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VinciWorks hosts business continuity masterclass on conducting a tabletop exercise

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Karla Gahan, Deputy Global Head of Risk & Advisory at VinciWorks

On 27 February, VinciWorks hosted its second in a series of risk masterclasses. In the interactive business continuity masterclass, experts Karla Gahan and Dean Hughes shared insights on how to run a tabletop exercise within your own organisation. Delegates were presented with a clear structure on how to prepare for and run a tabletop exercise. They also participated in a mock exercise, enabling them to understand how best to facilitate a session.

Guest speakers provide further insight on business continuity planning

We were delighted to invite business continuity experts to share their insights during the masterclass. Sam Dawson from disaster recovery and restoration provider Belfor discussed the services Belfor offer in the case of an emergency. Former firefighter Russ Timpson from Horizonscan shared his expertise on the role fire safety plays on your company’s business continuity plan.

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VinciWorks’ Deputy Head of Risk and Advisory to speak at IIRSM Conference 2019

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Karla Gahan, Deputy Global Head of Risk & Advisory at VinciWorks

We are all leaders, mentors, influencers or decision-makers at some level and we are all responsible for managing the risks and opportunities that our organisations face. But how does the pace of change impact on our people and their willingness to own risk? How do we contribute to the development of a climate that encourages ownership and individual success? And how do we build a culture where people are empowered and can have the conversations that really make a difference.

Karla Gahan, Deputy Head of Risk and Advisory at VinciWorks, will be speaking at the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) annual conference on 28 March.

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On-demand webinar – Competition Law: Know Your Market

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In our recent webinar we covered competition law and what you need to know to be compliant. We were lucky to be joined by Head of Investigations and Intelligence David Harper and Assistant Director of Cartels within the Enforcement Directorate Kwadjo Adjepong from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). We explored the implications of existing competition law and gave guidance on how to comply with the legislation. We also answered questions on competition law and what you need to do to comply.

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On-demand webinar – Understanding the SRA Regulatory Reforms

The Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) has been finalising a package of reforms designed to provide solicitors and law firms with greater flexibility over how they operate, making legal services more accessible to the public.

These include the new Price Transparency Rules set to be introduced on 6 December 2018, the Insurance Distribution Directive and reforms to the SRA Handbook including revised Account Rules.

In our recent webinar, Richard Williams, Policy Associate at the SRA, Ruth Cohen, Legal and Research Executive at VinciWorks and Gary Yantin, Director of Best Practice at VinciWorks explored the upcoming changes to the SRA Handbook. The webinar explored the implications of the SRA reforms and gave guidance and tips on how to be SRA compliant.

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VinciWorks’ anti-harassment course a finalist at Learning Technology Awards 2018

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On Wednesday, 21 November, at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London, VinciWorks attended the prestigious Learning Technologies Awards 2018 as finalists in the “Best use of mobile learning” category for our #MeToo-inspired sexual harassment course, MyStory. The annual awards celebrate excellence in learning technology and this year, up against giants such as L’Oreal, Air France and winners John Lewis, we were honoured to have MyStory nominated.

In the category with the most nominees of the evening, John Lewis claimed the Gold award for their series of bite-size, self-led web app resources were made accessible via the device.

About VinciWorks’ sexual harassment training

MyStory: Harassment and Bullying at Work directly applies the powerful lessons of the recent global outcry against sexual harassment in the workplace through innovative storytelling and a mobile-first design. Soon to be available to download on app stores for free, the course changes the paradigm of previously ineffective, legalistic harassment training by bringing real stories of harassment to life. The course connects users to a global movement and provides everyone with a safe platform to raise their voice against bullying and harassment at work.

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