Archived News

SRA Update

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – May 2015

Law Society Small Firms Seminar: Practical essentials for small firms – 31 March 2015 – Birmingham

Jayne Willetts on common regulatory problems including the SRA Accounts Rules


Birmingham Law Society Annual Compliance Update 2014 – November 2014

Mathew Moore and Jayne Willetts on the roles of COLPs & COFAs after two years of the new compliance regime


Professional Practice Alliance Seminar – Dealing with Rogue Partners & Partner Misconduct: Legal, Regulatory, Disciplinary and Best Practice Issues for Firms and their Partners

Jayne Willetts Seminar ReportNovember 2014


Are we an endangered species?

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – November 2014


Birmingham Law Society Annual Compliance Update 2014 – November 2014

Matthew Moore and Jayne Willetts on the roles of COLPs & COFAs after two years of the new compliance regime.


Duties to the court – warning from Lord Chief Justice

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – October 2014


Regulation Report: Current Risks From The Regulator

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – September 2014


Regulation Report: Accounts Rules Update

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – July 2014


Sponsorship – July 2014

Our new corporate show jump supplied by Jump 4 Joy www.showjumps.com in position and ready for our next sponsorship opportunity.


Safeguarding Client Confidentiality

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – June 2014


Albrighton Woodland Pony Club Team Show Jumping

Jayne Willetts presenting the winning team with their prizes in the Open show jumping class sponsored by her firm at Allenshill, near Pershore – May 2014.


Professional Conduct for Litigators – Webinar 12 June 2014

A CLT webinar delivered by Jayne Willetts.


Mortgage Fraud Avoidance and Money Laundering Update for Property Lawyers

A series of CLT seminars delivered by Matthew Moore in Manchester (24 Sep) and London (8 Oct). For booking and further information follow the link.


Legal Aid Supervision: An Introduction

A series of CLT seminars delivered by Matthew Moore in London (22 May, 2 Jul & 16 Oct), Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (10 Sep), Manchester (12 Sep) and Birmingham (14 Oct). For booking and further information follow the link.


COLPs, COFAs and Managing Compliance 2014

A series of CLT seminars delivered by Matthew Moore in Manchester (21 May), London (26 Jun & 15 Oct), Bristol (17 Sep) and Leeds (18 Sep). For booking and further information follow the link.


Barristers Conducting Litigation

Jayne Willetts on client management and costs.

Public Access Bar Association – 4 June 2014


Dormant Client Account Balances  

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – May 2014


Mortgage Fraud Update

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – April 2014


Compliance for Law Firms Conference

Matthew Moore on implementation of a quality management system in a law firm.

Ark Group – 2 & 3 April 2014


Women Lawyers Division Returners Course

Bronwen Still on Professional Requirements as a Returner. Law Society – 8 March 2014


Client Retainer Update

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – March 2014


Money Laundering Conference

Matthew Moore on reporting obligations in cases of bribery and fraud.

Ark Group – 26 February 2014


Compliance Top Ten for 2014

Confederation of the South Wales Law Societies – Legal News – February 2014


Legal Ombudsman Update

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – February 2014


Birmingham Law Society President’s Dinner 2013

Pictured attending the Annual President’s Dinner at Warwickshire County Cricket Ground – Jayne Willetts (centre) and Matthew Moore (left)


Compliance Top Ten for 2014

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – December 2013


Chambers and Partners Directory Band 1 National Ranking

For the third year running Jayne Willetts has been ranked in Band 1 in the Chambers and Partners Directory in the professional discipline category, not just for the West Midlands but nationally, thus cementing her reputation amongst her peers and her clients as an expert in the area of solicitors’ regulation.


Referral Fees Under the SRA Spotlight Again

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – November 2013


Annual Compliance Update

Jayne Willetts and Matthew Moore

Birmingham Law Society – 12 November 2013


University of Law Birmingham – Maintaining the Reputation of the Profession

Jayne Willetts delivered a speech on “Maintaining the Reputation of the Profession” to students at the University of Law as part of its Commercial Awareness Programme – 4 November 2013


Where now for the SRA and its Financial Stability Reviews?

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – October 2013


Legal Ombudsman and Complaints Handling Update

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – September 2013


Debt Recovery Warning From SRA

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – July/August 2013


Albrighton Woodland Pony Club

Jayne Willetts presenting Rachael Willetts with her prizes in the Open show jumping class sponsored by her firm at the Albrighton Woodland Pony Club competition May 2013.


Structural Changes to Your Practice

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – June 2013


Changes to Terms of Business and Update on COLPs and COFAs

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – May 2013


Sole Practitioners – Negotiating the Regulatory Maze

Mathew Moore and Jayne Willetts.

Birmingham Sole Practitioners Group – 23 May 2013 


SRA Focus On Financial Stability 

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – April 2013


COLPs, COFAs and Trends in Legal Risks

 

Professional Negligence Lawyers Association Spring Conference – 21 March 2013


Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards 2013

        

Jayne Willetts and Co was named Law Firm of the Year (up to 4 partners) at the prestigious Birmingham Law Society Awards held at the ICC Birmingham on 14th March 2013. The Legal Awards were attended by over 500 people from the region’s legal and business community. Left – Jayne receiving her award from Baroness Helena Kennedy QC. Right – Jayne and other Legal Award winners with the Birmingham Law Society President Mary Kaye (seated centre).


The Referral Fees Ban – and the Changes to the SRA Handbook

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – March 2013


Mathew Moore has delivered a series of training sessions for Central Law Training onThe new Compliance Regime: COLPs, COFAs and OFR and continues to co-present Supervision of Legal Aid for the same company.

He also delivered a session on the links between Mortgage Fraud and Money Laundering at a conference organised by the Ark Group on 28th February 2013


Ombudsman Rule Changes

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – February 2013


Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards 2013

The firm has been shortlisted for an award in the category of Law Firm of the Year (up to 4 partners). Final judging takes place in March.


Birmingham Law Society President’s Dinner

Jayne Willetts attending the Birmingham Law Society President’s Dinner at Birmingham Town Hall on 6 December 2012. Pictured left to right with two fellow Past Presidents are Steven Jonas of Jonas Roy Bloom and Philip Steel of Wesleyan for Lawyers.


To Report or not Report – That is the Question

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – December 2012 and January 2013


Compliance Update: COLPs, COFAs and PII

Matthew Moore and Jayne Willetts

Worcestershire Law Society – 28 November 2012


Compliance Plans and Risk Reviews

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – November 2012


SRA Code of Conduct – Compliance Update: COLPS, COFAS and PII

Matthew Moore

Warwickshire Law Society Seminar – 20 November 2012


Compliance Update: COLPs, COFAs and PII

Jayne Willetts and Matthew Moore

Birmingham Law Society Seminar – 13 November 2012


Birmingham Law Society Past Presidents’ Lunch 

 

Jayne Willetts attending the Past Presidents’ Lunch held at Hotel Du Vin on 9 November 2012

Pictured with Jayne are (photo 1 – left to right) Diane Benussi, Mary Kaye – Birmingham Law Society President and Caroline Coates (photo 2) Past Presidents attending the lunch


Further Financial Factors for COFAS

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – October 2012


Birmingham Law Society Networking Event

    

Jayne Willetts attending a Birmingham Law Society networking event on 13 September 2012 held at Colmore Gate and sponsored by Wesleyan for Lawyers.

Pictured with Jayne are (photo 1 – left to right) Christian Shotton, Slater & Gordon and David Lock QC, No. 5 Chambers (photo 2 – left to right) Philip Steele, Wesleyan for Lawyers, Mary Kaye, Birmingham Law Society President and Caroline Coates, DWF.


Financial Factors for COFAS

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – September 2012


Bewdley Bridle Club Drill Ride

The firm sponsored the saddlecloths for the Bewdley Bridle Club Drill Ride performed for the first time at the Halesowen & Hagley Farmers’ Club Countryside Show on 16 September 2012.


COLPS and COFAS – Here we go

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – July/August 2012


Defining the retainer

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – June 2012


Compliance Update: COLPs, COFAs and PII

Jayne Willetts and Matthew Moore

Birmingham Law Society Seminar – 13 June 2012


Albrighton Woodland Pony Club

Jayne Willetts presenting the individual winner Emily Brown with her prizes in the Open show jumping class sponsored by her firm at the Albrighton Woodland Pony Club 80th Anniversary competition in June 2012.


Interim billing

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – May 2012


Birmingham Law Society Networking Event

Jayne Willetts attending a Birmingham Law Society networking event on 31 May 2012 held at Moor Street Station to celebrate the launch of the Chiltern Mainline’s new faster service to London.  Pictured with Jayne are (left to right) Richard Follis, Shoosmiths and Andrew Clay, Squire Sanders (UK) LLP.


Compliance Update: COLPs, COFAs and PII

Matthew Moore

Warwickshire Law Society Seminar – 24 May 2012


Getting the billing process right

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – April 2012


Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards Dinner

The Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards Dinner took place on 22 March 2012 at the ICC.  Jayne had been shortlisted in the Law Firm category (sole practitioner to 4 partners).  Pictured above with Jayne from left to right is Major Andrew Beaumont, Dawn Pardoe of PW Media & Publishing Ltd and Kevin Waterman of the Retail Motor Industry Federation Ltd.


Must the client sign the retainer letter?

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – March 2012


To Tweet or Not to Tweet?

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – February 2012


Planning for Change

Jayne Willetts

Birmingham Law Society Conference – 26 January 2012


Law Society Practice Notes

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – December 2011 / January 2012


Late changes to the SRA Handbook

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – November 2011


Are you SRA Handbook compliant?

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – October 2011


The New Relationship with the SRA – Jayne Willetts

Management Policies and Processes – Matthew Moore

Central Law Training Conference – The New SRA Handbook – 20 September 2011


The SRA Code of Conduct 2011 and the new regime

Jayne Willetts and Matthew Moore

Birmingham Law Society Conference – 13 September 2011


The SRA Code of Conduct 2011 and the new regime

Jayne Willetts and Matthew Moore

Worcestershire Law Society Seminar – 6 September 2011


SRA requires detailed complaints information

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – September 2011


Future regulation of legal services

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – July / August 2011


The SRA Code of Conduct 2011 and the new regime

Jayne Willetts and Matthew Moore

Herefordshire, Breconshire & Radnorshire Inc Law Society Seminar – 14 July 2011


The New Relationship with the SRA – Jayne Willetts

Risk Management – Matthew Moore

Central Law Training Conference – The New SRA Handbook – 21 June 2011


The Future of Legal Services

Jayne Willetts

Birmingham Law Society Conference – 9 June 2011


The New SRA Regime – The Essential Guide

Matthew Moore

Professional Negligence Lawyers Association Seminar – 7 June 2011


Conflicts of interests – new obligations and restrictions

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – June 2011


Management and reporting obligations under the new Handbook

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – May 2011


The new SRA Handbook

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – April 2011


Outcomes Focused Regulation and the SRA Code of Conduct 2011

Jayne Willetts and Matthew Moore

Warwickshire Law Society Seminar – 24 March 2011


The new relationship with the SRA – Jayne Willetts

Risk Management – Matthew Moore

Central Law Training Conference – The SRA Handbook – 22 March 2011


Crucial vote on SRA recognition of ABSs

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – March 2011


Firm based regulation and disciplinary records

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – February 2011


Outcomes Focused Regulation and the SRA Code of Conduct 2011

Jayne Willetts and Matthew Moore

Birmingham Law Society Seminar – 27 January 2011


Night Duties

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – December 2010 / January 2011


Alternative Business Structures – An introduction to the regulatory framework

Jayne Willetts 

Warwickshire Law Society Seminar – 29 November 2010


Accepting gifts from clients

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – November 2010


The New Legal Ombudsman

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – October 2010


Insurers escape defence costs

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – September 2010


Reserved legal activities – who can do what?

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – July / August 2010


‘Principles-Based’ Regulation

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – June 2010


Non solicitor staff

Birmingham Law Society Bulletin – May 2010