How to Build a Business Continuity Plan - Seminar for Law Practices
10.30am to 3.30pm, 3rd July 2007, Bristol
The New Solicitors Code of Conduct makes it mandatory for all law ﬁrms to have a business continuity
plan. Solicitors who have Lexcel accreditation – the Law Society’s practice management quality mark-
have complied with this requirement since March 2007.
Creating a business continuity plan is all about thinking about the worst possible situation and producing
plans that will enable you to overcome the repercussions. If you can recover from the worst-case scenario
then anything else will be relatively easy.
Having an effective business continuity plan is a vital element of any law ﬁrm’s risk management strategy.
There are a wide variety of disasters that could affect your business, including ﬁres, ﬂoods and system
failures in your area. Each disaster will prevent your law ﬁrm operating in normal business conditions and
can severely impact upon the service that you provide to your clients.
This one day course will provide you with the knowledge to devise a business continuity plan.
10.00am – Registration
10.30am – Introduction
10.45am – Principals of Business Continuity and Good Practice
11.15am – Business Continuity – The Lexcel Guide
11.45am – Creating a Business Continuity Plan
1.00pm – Lunch
1.45pm – Case Study - Simulation to Test Your Plan
3.30pm – Close
£100 plus VAT
CPD 4hrs (This course counts towards your management training)
Richard Brache and Richard Brush MSD International Limited
MSD International Limited has been helping organisations to prepare for the effects of a disaster for
almost 15 years. Their clients range from large government departments, like the Ministry of Defence, to
small businesses with just a handful of employees. They also have a great deal of experience of working
with legal practices from some of the largest London-based ﬁrms down to small local practices.
Chantal Haynes, Lexcel Executive, The Law Society
Chantal has worked in the Lexcel Ofﬁce at The Law Society for almost ﬁve years. Previously employed in
a leading law ﬁrm within their Family practice, Chantal currently manages a portfolio of approximately
250 accredited ﬁrms. Through managing a wide variety of practices, Chantal’s experience will give
practitioners useful insight into how different practices have increased their proﬁtability through
improving their ﬁle management.
Booking Form (please complete in BLOCK CAPITALS)
Build a Business Continuity Plan
Tuesday 3rd July
Alveston House Hotel, Bristol
Title: Forename: Surname:
If required, please state special access and dietary requirements:
£100 plus VAT
All fees include full course material.
Please make your cheque payable to “The Law Society”
Please return your completed registration form and cheque to:
The Lexcel Ofﬁce, The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL; or
DX: 56 London/Chancery Lane
If you have any queries please contact the Lexcel Ofﬁce on 020 7320 5781 or email
Terms and conditions
1. Details of venues will be conﬁrmed in writing following your booking.
2. The Law Society reserves the right to amend or cancel this course where the occasion necessitates.
3. The Law Society accepts no liability if, for whatever reason, the course does not take place.
4. Full amount payable unless:
a) Cancellation: provided written notice is received within 10 working days before the event, the fee will be refunded
less a £25 (+VAT) administration charge.
b) Transfer: provided written notice is received at least 10 working days before the event, but in the event of another
transfer, an administration charge of £25 (+VAT) will be levied.
5. This booking form constitutes a legally binding contract.