Protect your firm in today's remote work and virtual landscape

A live Q&A discussion with experts from the Law Society, data protection lawyers, and cyber security professionals.

As the global pandemic continues to transform the legal industry, many law firms are embracing a more dispersed, virtual approach to the practice of law.

While the virtual law firm model offers many benefits, it also presents many challenges—including lawyers’ ethical obligations on client confidentiality and cyber security.

With the increase in ransomware attacks since the start of COVID-19 how can law firms ensure they remain secure in a remote work environment?

To help answer this question and more, we’re hosting a live and free 60-minute virtual interactive panel discussion with legal technology and cyber security experts.

The session will be moderated by Dr. Heather Anson, Managing Director of Anson Evaluate Ltd. Panellists include representatives from the Law Society, data protection lawyers, and cyber security professionals.

In this discussion, panellists will cover:

  • The biggest cybersecurity challenges facing firms today.
  • How law firms can prevent and protect themselves against hackers.
  • The questions firms should be asking technology vendors and suppliers.

Duration: 60 minutes

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Hosted by:

Geraldine O’Reilly
Community Manager Clio


Gary Young
Founder and CEO, The Mindful Enterprise

Gary Young is a Mental Health and Wellbeing Coach, Speaker and Training Provider and an Accredited Mindfulness Teacher. Prior to moving into wellbeing, Gary spent 23 years in a corporate career, as a project and programme manager working on large complex change within the Financial Services sector. This experience has proved invaluable in helping him create and deliver seminars and training that are relatable and land effectively with his professional audience. Gary believes passionately in the transformative power of mindfulness to help unlock human potential, increase wellbeing and enable a change in the way we approach life, to promote the future health and prosperity of the planet.

Discussion participants:

Teresa Bowe

Teresa Bowe 
Managing Director | CCF Accountancy

Teresa Bowe has been running a successful accountancy practice, CCF, in Harrogate since 2010. Working predominantly with consultants and professionals, these last 12 months has seen the practice go from strength to strength whilst embracing new technologies and Making Tax Digital rules.

Elizabeth Rimmer

Elizabeth Rimmer
CEO | LawCare

Elizabeth is the CEO of LawCare, a charity offering emotional support, information and training to the legal community in the UK and Ireland. LawCare works to promote good mental health and wellbeing in legal workplaces and drive change in education, training and practice.

Obi Nwokedi

Obi Nwokedi
Managing Partner | Orbital Law

Obi Nwokedi is Managing Partner at Orbital Law, a full digital niche law firm specialising in Information Technology, cyber security and data protection. Obi has nearly 20 years’ experience advising some of the biggest companies in the world on their most challenging and complex IT and Telecommunications contracts. 

Panellists include:

Andrew McWhir

Andrew McWhir
Policy Advisor
Law Society of England and Wales

Following almost 20 years in the UK Civil Service, Andrew came to the Law Society in January 2017 to work on the implications of Brexit for the profession and access to justice—as a competition policy lead. Much of his time is now focussed on writing advice for members about investing in technology, and demystifying law tech for members and their law firm colleagues. Andrew also leads GDPR and other aspects of data protection law.

Kerry Beynon

Dr. Kerry Beynon

Dr Kerry Beynon, partner at RDP Law, is a solicitor who practices corporate commercial law. She has a passion for data protection and cyber law, advising a range of organisations on their compliance with data protection legislation. She speaks nationally and internationally on the subjects of data protection and cyber security, including GISEC in Dubai, the European Cyber Security Week in France and the British Embassy in Japan. Kerry is listed as a leading individual in the Legal 500 (2019) for “IT and Telecoms” (Wales) and is a member of the South Wales Cyber Security Cluster and Cyber Wales.

Mark Walsh

Mark Walsh
Compliance Manager

Mark Walsh is the Compliance Manager at Clio. A Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), Mark oversees Clio’s security compliance and data protection programs and works to champion user-centred security solutions for Clio’s customers. He is passionate about educating lawyers about technology, particularly in the areas of cyber security, privacy, and data protection.

Peter Wright

Peter Wright
Managing Director
Digital Law

Peter is a Solicitor and leading expert in data protection, cyber security regulation, and social media law. As Managing Director of Digital Law, he advises clients across US, Europe, Middle East, and Asia. He is Chair of the Law Society’s GDPR Working Group and the Policy and Regulatory Affairs Committee, and is a member of the Law Society Board. He is also author of the Law Society Cyber Security Toolkit. 

Hosted by:

Heather Anson

Dr. Heather Anson
Managing Director
Anson Evaluate Ltd

Heather is Managing Director of Anson Evaluate Ltd, a specialist Regulatory Compliance and Training Provider in the UK. Anson Evaluate provides a range of compliance services including assessments and training for clients all over the globe. She believes in training as a key to compliance and provides this service through a variety of in person training seminars, webinars, online e-learning courses, and podcasts. Heather is also a specialist Consultant for the niche law firm, Digital Law UK.

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Principal, DBE Technology Consulting

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