Thursday 16th May 2024 - The Law Society, Chancery Lane, London 

The legal profession’s leading Finance, Compliance & Practice Management Conference is back for Spring 2024! 

It is being hosted at the prestigious and historic venue of the Law Society in Chancery Lane, London, with an incredible lineup of speakers already confirmed, and more names coming soon. 

Confirmed speakers:

Shaun Jardine from Big Yellow Penguin - Is AI the final nail in the coffin of the billable hour?

Sean Hankin the SRA, Head of Forensic Investigation + Intelligence + Chartered Accountant - Complying with the Accounts Rules and common issues surrounding QARs and on-site visits.

Jenny Screech from Howden Insurance - Overview of professional indemnity insurance for law firms when it comes to cybersecurity, AI and risk management.

Dr Gracie McLaven, Clinical Psychologist - Managing well-being at work to mitigate risk.

Tina Calder and Adam McBride from Excalibur Press - ChatGPT and Cybersecurity.

Sarah and Suzi from DISCsimple - Dealing with awkward conversations and "difficult" people.

Ian Johnson from Hazlewoods Accountants & ILFM Council Member - Reporting Accountant’s bird’s eye view of the year end audit process and lessons learned in the past year.

Kirsty Pappin from Aries Legal Practice Management & ILFM Trainer - Technical Operations vs Development Operations vs Business Operations - the breakdown.


AML & Fraud Breakout Session 

Emma Williams and Amy Bell - co-hosting the afternoon's AML table. Emma is Director of European Risk & Compliance MLRO, Solicitor, Office of General Counsel at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, Member of the Law Society's Money Laundering Task Force, Trustee of Law Care and Amy is Chair of The Law Society’s Money Laundering Task Force, Lawtech Co-founder, Author, Director of Teal Compliance, and Solicitor.

SRA Breakout Session

Sean Hankin and Karen Edwards will be co-hosting the afternoon's SRA table. Sean Hankin is the SRA's Head of Forensic Investigation and Intelligence, and Karen is the ILFM's Head of Professional Development.

AFTERNOON PANEL TALK - Artificial Intelligence in Law Firms

  • Karen Edwards (Chair)
  • Shaun Jardine
  • Karen Edwards
  • SRA

ILFM would like to invite all ILSPA Members to attend this interesting and enjoyable conference. Come and celebrate your hard work and contribution to the legal sector in this truly historic building.

ILSPA Members will receive a 20% discount on their ticket price when they use ILSPA's unique promo code. Please email the head office at to request it.  

Book your tickets here!