Data Disasters and How to Prevent Them


Law firms are increasingly being targeted by scams, cyber attacks, phishing attempts and data breaches. But how do firms protect themselves, and their clients’ personal information and funds, against cybercrime?

In this event, we cover:

  • the true cost of cyberattacks for law firms
  • a real-world case study about an IT-savvy criminal law firm that suffered a major data disaster
  • practical steps law firms can take to prevent data breaches and other cyber attacks from happening
  • a panel discussion around trends in cybersecurity, phishing, and industry regulations for law firms

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Kate Burt, Head of Risk & Compliance, Legl

Kate qualified as a solicitor in 2007 and spent more than a decade as a litigator before finding her niche in law firm risk and compliance. She now advises law firms and RegTech providers nationally in relation to their regulatory obligations with a particular interest in tech innovation. Kate’s work focuses on due diligence and regulatory aspects relating to law firm PII, merger & acquisition, changing legal entity applications and new law firm start-ups.
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David Gilmore, Director & Founder, DG Legal

David founded DG Legal in 2000. He has worked with several government departments and has advised dozens of charities involved in the legal. David has also provided advice and assistance to hundreds of law firms and other legal organisations. He delivers specialist consultancy and training on a wide range of topics including business management & strategy, tendering, compliance and quality assurance.

Louise Gibson, Detective Sergeant, Leicestershire Police

Louise has been a Police Detective since 2010 and has specialised in cybercrime since 2017. Louise is trained in computer network security and has completed a MSc in cybercrime. Louise is also a keen ethical hacker and part of her work is mentoring young adults into positive employment within cyber security.

Adam Makepeace, Consultant, DG Legal

Adam is a qualified solicitor and holds an MBA. He was involved in legal practice management for more than 15 years, including 12 years managing respectively the largest civil legal aid firm and the largest criminal legal aid firm. In 2018, Adam won both the inaugural LAPG award for Practice Manager of the Year, as well as the award for Access to Justice through IT.

Nick Hanning, Consultant, DG Legal

Nick has a wealth of legal practice, practice management and regulatory experience. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) and served as CILEx President in 2012-13. He has developed expertise in Data Protection Law. He is a Data Protection Officer and regularly advises DG Legal’s retainer clients and others about the GDPR and Data Protection Act issues.

Matt Howgate, Consultant, DG Legal

Matt is a non-practising solicitor and was formerly Senior Legal Adviser and Head of Continuous Improvement at the Legal Services Commission. He has considerable experience in regulatory issues and advising on complex issues of compliance and ethics. He is also an expert in data protection, GDPR and on the civil legal aid scheme.

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