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The Sole Practitioners Group is partnering with Legalex 2017

 

The Sole Practitioners Group has joined forces with Legalex 2017 as an official partner ahead of the event’s highly anticipated return on 28th & 29th of March at ExCeL London.

Legalex is simply unique; it’s the UK’s first, largest and fastest growing legal event dedicated to making ambitious law firms and professionals more competitive by bringing together the most innovative industry suppliers, the latest products and services, and most influential industry figures under one roof.

This standout exhibition regularly attracts partnerships with major players from across the industry. The Sole Practitioners Group’s inclusion in the 2017 show only reinforces this reputation further and adds to the growing roster of large organisations choosing this event to showcase their latest ground-breaking innovations.

Over 3,000 representatives from the most progressive law practices will flood the exhibition hall to engage with over 150 of the most innovative suppliers, benefit from one-to-one advice from industry experts, take advantage of the unparalleled networking opportunities, and engross themselves in 120 inspiring seminars, including talks from highly acclaimed writer, futurist and law commentator Chrissie Lightfoot, the multi-award-winning legal, business, technology & diversity leader and trailblazer Miranda Brawn, the Chair of the Law Society Technology & Law Reference Group Peter Wright, and many more.

Legalex 2017 is a must for anyone looking to reinvigorate and grow their firm or develop as a legal professional. To discover more reasons why this event is unmissable and to book your free ticket, visit the Legalex website.

If you’re an industry supplier and are interested in exhibiting your products or services to the thousands of law firm representatives in attendance, contact Eddy Lawrance (Event Director) on +44 (0)1872 218 007 or eddy.lawrance@prysmgroup.co.uk.

 


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Enterprise PI - are you affected?

For those who may be affected, we have some guidance from Richard Brown at Millers Insurance:

You may have become aware that Enterprise Insurance Company Plc have entered administration and are being managed by a Provisional Liquidator. Enterprise have provided Solicitor’s Professional Indemnity Insurance for the past 11 years and it is possible that a number of SPs had policies with them in the past or are still insured with them now.
There are some firms that who may have closed and have run-off with Enterprise, and some that have existing claims and the situation may not have registered with them yet.

The link below will tell you more:

http://www.fsc.gi/fsc/EnterpriseStatement.htm

Others, although they are no longer insured with Enterprise, may have done so in the past and could have claims currently outstanding.  If this is the case, then the following extract from the statement linked to above will be relevant for you to consider and act on immediately:  “If you are a policyholder in UK and have an existing claim : Once claims are assessed and approved by Enterprise Insurance Company Plc, claims will be referred to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) by the Provisional Liquidator. There is some detailed information on the FSCS’ website with regards to compensation limits for insurance claims. See the latest update from the FSCS by clicking here

The key message is that whilst claims will be processed, Enterprise is not able to pay any claims at this stage. In those countries where compensation schemes operate, claims will be considered by those schemes. Policyholders and brokers can now access further information and contact details through the Enterprise website. This is now managed and operated through Mr White as Provisional Liquidator. You can contact Enterprise Insurance at info@eigplc.com.

Please also see the updates and guidance on the SRA website here.