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Upcoming Events

FCSA & JMW – All things AI

Presented by: JMW

11/12/2023 2:00 pm
Regulation: Regulating its use in the workplace, ensuring governance is in place and that its use complies with the firms data & privacy policy. AI is likely to become regulated in the future (calls for this from high profile individuals and on 29 March 2023, the UK Govt released their White Paper ‘A pro-innovation approach to AI regulation’)
Bias: Looking out for bias and inaccuracies when using AI and automated systems; how will that impact your business and the advice you provide to customers and clients; using the recent example of a lawyer who used ChatGPT in a court case, his court filing cited case law that did not exist. The correctness of automated content should always be verified to avoid future litigation.
Wrongdoing / Fraud / Fraud Prevention: Cybersecurity and fraud risk is presented by new technologies; AI brings new forms of fraud and scams or ways in which wrongdoing could be committed; the use of AI to create deepfakes or more sophisticated/complex scams is concerning; alternatively, AI may be used to detect and investigate crime/wrongdoing.

FCSA & Brabners – A recap on the Bribery Act and other elements of Corporate Governance

Presented by: Brabners

12/12/2023 9:30 am

RESCHEDULED TO 12th of December at 9:30am

There has been a legislative shift in the approach to corporate criminal liability. The government is intent on holding companies criminally liable in circumstances where they fail to prevent the commission of certain offences. This shift has seen the introduction of a corporate offence of failing to prevent bribery, in the Bribery Act 2010. Six years later, a further corporate offence of failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion was introduced by the Criminal Finances Act 2017 and next year, the government looks set to introduce a further corporate failure to prevent offence, in this case failure to prevent fraud and possibly money laundering in the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill which is currently in its final stages of passing through Parliament.

A defence to such offences will only be available to Companies who are able to demonstrate that they have adequate procedures and policies in place to prevent the commission of the specified offences, and as such there has never been a more important time to review your Corporate Financial Crime Compliance programme.

This series of webinars looks at the various criminal offences, the criminal penalties and some of the steps your business can (and should) be taking to ensure that it is compliant with the legislation thereby protecting itself, its people and its stakeholders.

FCSA & BDO – Introduction to MSC and limited company workings

Presented by: BDO

29/01/2024 2:00 pm
In this live webinar, BDO will recap the MSC legislation and how it impacts limited companies