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Property practice workshop: cybersecurity, scamming and risk - what you need to know! (Newcastle and Exeter, June 2016)

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These interactive events focus on fraud and managing risk and offer an opportunity to learn about and discuss initiatives based on collective experience. They will provide information on how frauds are perpetrated, what the threats are and where are they coming from and practical common sense steps to protect you and your firm from falling victim to a scam.

These example-led workshops will be delivered by a leading property practitioner with years’ of expert as a senior solicitor.

The sessions will and an in-depth, and interactive analysis of fraud and cybercrime in practice and the steps you can engage to deal with, avoid and counter risk. The workshops will discuss:

  • information on how frauds are perpetrated / techniques used;
  • what the threats are, and where they are coming from; and
  • practical common sense steps to protect you and your firm from falling victim to a scam.

These workshops are free to attend for members of the Property Section and although places are strictly limited, there will be reserve lists.

Why attend?

This will be an opportunity to learn about successful fraud prevention techniques, to safeguard yourself, your business and your clients from scams now and in the future. The workshops will explore and break down the methods adopted by firms to counter the threat of fraud and how you can adapt and develop for your own practice.
You will hear from a leading authority on fraud protection and have an opportunity to share your own experiences, ideas and concerns to help shape our strategy, and leave with a better understanding of how fraud operates and how to safeguard yourself.

What will the workshops cover?

  • Mortgage fraud
  • Consequences of fraud and cybercrime
  • The regulatory position
  • What happens in practice?
  • Are you covered by PII?
  • What are the risks?
  • How to protect your firm.

These workshops will be led by:

Peter Rodd
Peter is senior partner at 12-partner, high street practice Boys and Maughan in Margate, Kent. He a member of the conveyancing and land law committee and the CQS technical panel, Law Society council member for commercial property, and current secretary of the Isle of Thanet Law Society. He speaks and writes on a range of property-related topics.

Who should attend?

Residential and commercial property practitioners, managing partners, conveyancers, money laundering reporting officers, risk officers, sole practitioners and estate agents who are interested in learning about:

  • Fraud prevention and best practice
  • Reliable and relatable technology
  • Recent case studies
  • Effective business planning and transaction management
  • Dependable information sources

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