Solicitors Seminar

Event - 20/05/2015

Solicitors and Accountants: Working Well & Smart!

Back by popular demand, our annual conference (a firm favourite with all our delegates), looks at many topics of mutual interest to both solicitors and accountants, including a practical look at how we run our practices through to mortgages, client money and technical issues we all face.

Join us at The Rheged Centre, Penrith for this free seminar for solicitors on Wednesday 20 May 2015 starting with breakfast rolls from 8am and finishing with questions at 11am. It is aimed at any and all solicitors, practice managers and decision makers.

Seminar Topics & Speakers:

  • Tax Planning in the new pensions regime (Dean Johnston, Dodd & Co) – Dean will explain the significant tax planning opportunities that are now available following the radical changes that have taken place to the pensions landscape over the last 12 months.
  • Vat Developments (Faye Armstrong, Dodd & Co) – Faye will update you on recent VAT developments which affect you and your clients, and touch on key VAT risk areas for lawyers involved in property transactions.
  • Trusts & Capital Taxes (Judith Clark, Dodd & Co) – Judith will give an update following the HMRC consultations on trusts simplification together with current developments on capital taxes.
  • Client Money (Mike Kirsopp, Dodd & Co) – Mike will review the recent changes to the SRA Accounts Rules 2011 and discuss the current issues giving rise to a qualified Accountant’s Report.
  • Running a law firm- in today’s world! (Alison Johnston, Dodd & Co) – Alison will be having a brief look at how law firms are emerging in today’s competitive world, and the areas that managing partners are concentrating on, in order to make the best of their practices.
  • Share Schemes & Auto Enrolment (Kathryn Brown, Dodd & Co) – Kathryn will talk about the possibilities of using share schemes to incentivise staff and key members of management.  She will  also look at the requirements and practicalities of Pension Auto Enrolment and the opportunity this offers to use salary sacrifice to mitigate costs.
  • Life, the Universe and not quite everything (Ian Watters, Dodd Murray Financial Services) – An insight in to the current housing and mortgage market, with some views of what may lie ahead in the coming years. Including current lending levels and forecasts, the housing scene in the UK and the EU Mortgage Credit Directive.

To book your place on this free seminar please contact Shardia Sahib on 01228 530913 or email

Venue: Rheged, Penrith
Date: Wednesday 20 May 2015
Time: 8am – Registration & Breakfast, 8.30am to 11am – Speakers & Questions



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