Virtual Conference to Tackle Fraud and Financial Crime in the Age of Home Working

Despite the difficulties caused by the pandemic, Guernsey Walkers' 8th Biennial Fraud and Financial Crime conference is going ahead this year, but for the first time as a 'virtual' event.  It is tackling the topical issue of “Fraud and Financial Crime in the Age of Home Working".

Over the course of four days, the event will feature guest speakers including key note speakers, Charles Thomson, a partner in Baker McKenzie's Dispute Resolution team, LMRR director Stephen Trevor and Guernsey Crown Advocate Kate Rabey.

There will be a series of four hour long sessions over four days commencing Tuesday 17 November. They will be delivered by Walkers partners from the Guernsey, Jersey and London offices – all will be delivered online via webinar.

Walkers partner Adam Cole, from the firm's top-tier ranked Guernsey Insolvency and Dispute Resolution team, said: "The disruption caused by Covid-19, in addition to having a significant part of the financial services workforce working from home has created a unique set of challenges for Employers, General Counsel and people in MLRO and compliance and regulatory roles.  It looks set to change working practices for the foreseeable future, if not forever.

"In light of this, we have worked hard to put together a programme of events for our Fraud and Financial Crime conference that cover the key issues of cyber security, behavioural economics, asset preservation and rogue employees – as well as making sure that we include the perspectives of experts from relevant associated fields.

"Running one-hour sessions over four days we hope will allow attendees to take part from their desks or their remote set-ups at home, so we hope that it fits neatly into schedules.  There is no obligation to attend all four."

The full line up for the four-day event is:

Risks of WFH: What should an FSB do if an employee goes rogue
Sarah Brehaut - Walkers Partner, Guernsey

Victoria Pratt - Walkers Senior Counsel, Guernsey
Daniel Read - Walkers Senior Counsel, Jersey
Tuesday 17 Nov 2020
Case study: Asset preservation and recovery
Adam Cole - Walkers Partner, Guernsey
Charles Thomson - Baker McKenzie Partner, London
Wednesday 18 Nov 2020
Regulatory perspectives: Compliance and WFH
Alison Ozanne - Walkers Partner, Guernsey
Stephen Trevor - LMRR Partner, Guernsey
Kate Rabey Crown Advocate, Legislative Counsel, Law Officers of the Crown, Guernsey
Thursday 19 Nov 2020
Are you cybersecure? Cybersecurity risks in the current environment
Sara Hall - Walkers Partner, London
Alex Hornsby - Senior Consultant Cyber Risk, Aon Risk Solutions UK
Friday 20 Nov 2020

You can sign up to attend here.

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