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Small Firms Division

We hold an annual conference designed to support sole practitioners and small firm leaders, as well as a number of other events throughout the year. The Law Society also runs a range of webinars, seminars and conferences on all areas of law and practice.

Upcoming SFD Events

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Webinar: Data Protection for support staff (OnDemand)

Practical insights on what needs to be done to prepare all levels of staff for the GDPR. Originally broadcast on 31 January 2018.

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Cyber security fatigue? How to chose the right security actions for the busy small firm practice

Join this webinar if you are fatigued by seeing endless stories in the national and specialist legal press and wondering how and where to start to make your firm and your clients safer when doing business online.  

Webinar - Data Protection for Small Firms, 25 October

A survey of small businesses by the bank Aldermore revealed that two in five small and medium sized firms have not heard of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), EU wide rules which will be adopted by the UK after Brexit and which will leave firms at risk of heavy penalties for non compliance, a duty to report breaches and a right for the customer to be forgotten.

Past SFD Events

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Small Firms regulation update and summer reception (19 July, London)

Philip Giles, chair of the Small Firms Division, invites you to attend our summer reception and find out about the regulatory major developments coming your way.


Complaints management for smaller firms (Manchester, 27 April)

Learn the top tips for handling complaints and better still how to eliminate them before they start.

About the Small firms Division

Your Small Firms Division is dedicated to meeting the needs of all smaller legal businesses, including sole practitioners.

See our 2017/18 Engagement Programme

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Small Firms Division annual conference 2018 (London and Leeds)

Our half-day conferences will take place in autumn and will supply you with the tools to review and strengthen your strategy, enabling you to provide your clients with well-informed advice and practical support.