Following a successful launch of these workshops in 2016, the Law Society’s Property Section are hosting four further workshops around the country with a focus on cyber security and crime, scamming, fraud in property transactions, and the techniques and technology you can engage to successfully manage and obviate risk to you, your clients and your business.

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

Each session provides you with an interactive opportunity to learn about the techniques you can employ, simple, advanced and technological, from our expert speaker.
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.
  • assess the impact of recent, high-profile cases and their implications for the profession – including, Dreamvar (UK) Ltd v Mischon de Reya, Purrunsing and P & P.

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 including reference to the recent cases of ‘Purrunsing’ and ‘P & P’
  • 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 13-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 joint author of the CQS Toolkit and the CSQ Fraud and Cyber crime training course . 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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