SPG Annual Conference 20162018-09-29T20:34:39+00:00

21st Annual Conference – The Practice of Excellence

25-27 November 2016 | Marriott Hotel, Prague EVENT ENDED

As a valued member of SPG, we hope you will attend this year’s 21st Annual Conference.

The theme: “Practice of Excellence” is particularly relevant for our members and the especially selected key note speakers will be focussing on sole practice development.

The conference has been organised to allow plenty of time for networking with fellow professionals, speakers and the SPG executive team. Opportunities to relax, enjoy the hotel’s fabulous facilities, sightsee Prague’s architecturally stunning city and then as a finale, an elegant masked ball…

In addition, the timing of the conference has been especially chosen to coincide with the outstanding Prague, Christmas Markets.

This promises to be one of SPG’s best conferences ever. The SPG team have agreed preferential rates at the hotel for SPG attendees.

Change is coming!

Never before has the legal profession been under so much pressure to change. Our profession is worth £25.7B.

The Legal Services Board research is that 2 out 10 small businesses do not use legal services and the main reasons given are: price and not knowing whom to go to.

The SRA believes that reducing regulation while maintaining standards is one way to cut costs. Will we see more Solicitor price comparison sites? Will that be good for our customers?

Why attend the conference?

1. You need to understand the what changes are likely to take place and what this means for you!
2. Hear from the SRA; voice your concerns and influence change.
3. The SPG has developed a pivotal role representing you but we need your continued support and presence to maximise our lobbying efforts.

Value for Money

Over 7 hours of CPD/Solicitor Competency
Network with entrepreneur SPs
Tax deductible expense **

Delegate Fee

Early Bird (until 31st October 2016) – £215.00 +VAT
After 31st October – £225.00 + VAT
+ Hotel Accommodation (Special Rates for SPG Delegates)

Prospective Speakers

Michelle Peters – Business Instructor | Michelle is a business coach and a former lawyer
Alberto Costa – Sole Practitioner and Member of Parliment | Member of the Justice Select Committee
Peter Wright – Digital Law | Cybersecurity
Sean Jones QC – Employment Lawyer
Robert Bourns – President of the Law Society | update & how LS can help and support SP practices in respect to Brexit
Kathryn Stone OBE – Chief Legal Ombudsman
Jane Malcolm – SRA | Regulatory Update/Handbook Changes/Accounts Rules/Innovation
Richard Fallon – Marketing | He is a marketing and branding expert

** Tax Deductible
“…a solicitor may claim the cost of necessary training expenses as a tax deductible item.  CPD is a necessary part of a solicitor maintaining their competence and costs involved will be tax deductible. An employer may also claim tax relief on training costs incurred for their employees Section 250 ITEPA 2003. Training costs will include the cost of the actual event and any associated travel and subsistence expenses.”

 Brian Jones Cooper Paul Accountants