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WS Financial Crime Seminar

Financial Crime Conference

Thursday 28 January 2016
03:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Signet Library, Edinburgh


Scottish businesses are becoming increasingly attuned to the damage that corrupt practices can cause to commerce, competitiveness and growth.
The WS Financial Crime Seminar provides an essential update on policy, legislation, investigations and case-law in this area. The seminar includes a case study to demonstrate the variety of issues which arise on the infiltration of a Scottish company by financial crime.

Speakers:
Colin Field (Former Head of Intelligence, Police Scotland)
David Perrit (Accredited Financial Investigator)

Sessions:
The session will be presented by Colin Field and David Perrit. Colin Field was Head of Intelligence for Police Scotland, until his retirement from the force in 2014. He previously held the posts of Head of CID for Strathclyde Police Force and Detective Chief Superintendent. Colin is now Managing Director of Diligent World. David Perrit is an accredited expert financial investigator, specialising in anti-money laundering. David was formerly Detective Inspector with Police Scotland’s Specialist Crime Division, with overall responsibility for financial investigation.
Colin and David’s session will cover the corporate and reputational risks of organised crime, including money laundering, cyber threat, internal fraud, corruption and bribery.

CPD/TCPD: 1.5 hours (Law Society of Scotland)

Book here.

Delegates rate: £60 plus VAT.

There will be drinks in Colonnades at the Signet Library as part of the event.

For more information please contact Anna Bennett WS abennett@wssociety.co.uk

WS Charities Conference 2016

Governance Perspectives
Thursday 3 March 2016
Signet Library, Edinburgh


Leading UK charity governance expert, Dorothy Dalton, (Editor, Governance magazine) will deliver the keynote session at the popular WS Charities Conference, which returns on 3 March 2016. The theme of the conference is “perspectives on charity governance”. Each session will consider evolving governance practices in the sector, from the charity professional, charity trustee and charity adviser’s point of view. We welcome a range of recognised specialist speakers to deliver this essential legal and technical update, including:

Alastair Keatinge WS (Head of Charities, Lindsays LLP) (Conference Chairman)
Dorothy Dalton (Editor, Governance magazine)
Drew Drummond (Patron, Scottish Conflict Resolution Centre)
James McNeill QC (Advocate and Editor, Green’s Guide to Charity Law)
Dr Patrick Ford WS (University of Dundee)
Richard Mackie (Managing Consultant, RSM UK Audit LLP)

Delegate rates:
Writer to the Signet: £ 120 + VAT
Non-member: £ 140 + VAT
Trainee/student: £ 80 + VAT

All rates include lunch at the Signet Library.

Bookings can be made here. For more information please contact Anna Bennett WS
CPD/TCPD: 3 hours (Law Society of Scotland)


For more information please contact Anna Bennett WS abennett@wssociety.co.uk

WS Energy Law Conference 2016

Thursday 28 April 2016
Signet Library, Edinburgh



CPD/TCPD: 3 hours (Law Society of Scotland)


For more information please contact Anna Bennett WS abennett@wssociety.co.uk.

WS Personal Injury Conference 2016

Thursday 12 May 2016
Signet Library, Edinburgh


CPD/TCPD: 3 hours (Law Society of Scotland)


For more information please contact nhatch@wssociety.co.uk

WS/ALA Agricultural Law Conference 2016

Friday 3 June 2016
Signet Library, Edinburgh



CPD/TCPD: 5 hours (Law Society of Scotland)

For more information please contact nhatch@wssociety.co.uk

WS Corporate Law Conference 2016

Thursday 9 June 2016
Signet Library, Edinburgh



CPD: 3 hours (Law Society of Scotland)

For more information please contact Anna Bennett WS abennett@wssociety.co.uk.

WS Commercial Litigation Conference 2016

Thursday 8 September 2016
Signet Library, Edinburgh



CPD/TCPD: 3 hours (Law Society of Scotland)

For more information please contact Anna Bennett abennett@wssociety.co.uk

WS Employment Law Conference 2016

Thursday 29 September 2016
Signet Library, Edinburgh



CPD/TCPD: 3 hours (Law Society of Scotland)

For more information please contact Anna Bennett WS abennett@wssociety.co.uk.

WS/STEP Private Client Conference 2016

Thursday 6 October 2016
Signet Library, Edinburgh



CPD/TCPD: 3 hours (Law Society of Scotland)

For more information please contact Anna Bennett WS abennett@wssociety.co.uk.

WS Property Law Conference 2016

Thursday 20 October 2016
Signet Library, Edinburgh



CPD/TCPD: 3 hours (Law Society of Scotland)

For more information please contact abennett@wssociety.co.uk.

WS CPD upcoming events

WS CPD events combine high quality technical learning with the opportunity to interact and network with others in your sector. The following programme of CPD events will take place in 2016.

CPD Course  Date  Price  CPD hours 
WS Financial Crime Seminar  28 January 2016    1.5 
WS Charities Conference  3 March 2016   
WS Energy Law Conference  28 April 2016   
WS Personal Injury Conference  12 May 2016   
WS/ALA Agricultural Law Conference  3 June 2016   
WS Corporate Law Conference   9 June 2016   
WS Commercial Litigation Conference  8 September 2016   
WS Employment Law Conference   29 September 2016   
WS/STEP Private Client Conference  6 October 2016   
WS Property Law Conference   20 October 2016   

Every solicitor in Scotland must undertake a minimum of 15 hours of verifiable CPD per practice year. All WS Society training events qualify as verifiable CPD and TCPD. Discounted rates apply for WS members.

For more information on CPD events please contact:
Anna Bennett abennett@wssociety.co.uk