Kingsley Napley Spotlight Series - Insights into Legal Services Regulation in 2021:

Embedding effective structures, systems and processes

Entity Regulation: ethics, compliance and culture webinar

21 April 2021


21 April 2021


Chair :

  • Joshua Rozenberg QC (hon) one of the UK's most experienced legal commentators.


  • Iain Miller,  Partner at Kingsley Napley; 
  • Crispin Passmore,  Founder and Managing Director of Passmore Consulting expert consultancy ;
  • Sarah de Gay, Visiting Professor at UCL Laws.;
  • Jessica Clay,  Senior Associate at Kingsley Napley. 

Specialist Area:


Entity regulation is a key component of the regulatory framework and with the launch of the SRA Standards and Regulations in 2019, it is clear that the SRA will now more than ever look at law firms - not just individuals - to understand what they are doing to ensure they are complying with their regulatory obligations. 

The current era of legal services regulation is focused not only on an in depth examination of what individual lawyers are doing, but more broadly how law firms are ensuring their lawyers and non-qualified employees are meeting their obligations. The industry can therefore expect an increased focus on culture, equality, diversity and inclusion, wellbeing and the on-going issues of bullying and harassment in the workplace.

Firms will increasingly need to ensure that their general workplace culture is embedded within their firm. This not only means ensuring policies and procedures are up to date and aligned to best practice, but that every partner and employee understands their firm’s culture and values and ensures they carry those with them every day.

Our Regulatory and Professional Discipline team has brought together an expert panel to discuss the issues that arise.

The panel of experts, chaired by Joshua Rozenberg QC (hon) include:

  • Iain Miller, Partner at Kingsley Napley and General Editor of Cordery on Legal Services.; 
  • Crispin Passmore, Founder and Managing Director of Passmore Consulting expert consultancy  working with solicitors, legal businesses and regulators and former executive director of Policy at the Solicitors Regulation Authority;
  • Sarah de Gay, Visiting Professor at UCL Laws.  She is also a special advisor and former general Counsel at Slaughter and May and  co-author of The In-Houser publication which translates SRA rules for in-house lawyers;
  • Jessica Clay, Senior Associate at Kingsley Napley and former Principal Legal Adviser in the General Counsel team at the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

The event is free to attend. Please make sure to register by clicking here

This webinar forms part of a series that Kingsley Napley will be running through 2021, covering a range of some of the most important regulatory issues and/or developments facing the legal professions in 2021.

We are delighted that a number of thought leaders in the sector will be joining us during the series to share their insights. If you would like to be kept informed in relation to these events please click here.

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