What do the the SRA and FCA’s approaches to workplace culture mean for financial services and law firms and regulated individuals?
To answer this question, Bellevue Law is collaborating with Katherine Allinson, Chief People Officer at top-100 law firm Moore Barlow, to run a free webinar for senior management, people leaders and in-house lawyers at regulated firms, as well as individuals working in them. The event will provide useful insights and tips on navigating the new regulations and ensuring that you are not only compliant but also providing a safe workplace for everyone.
Chaired by Bellevue Law’s founder and specialist employment lawyer Florence Brocklesby, the webinar will explore what the regulatory approaches of the FCA and SRA to sexual misconduct and wider workplace culture mean for senior managers, HR directors and in-house lawyers in regulated businesses as well as their employees:
- What do the regulators’ approaches mean for senior management, People leaders and in-house lawyers in regulated businesses?
- What does it mean if you, or a colleague, are experiencing a toxic workplace in a regulated firm?
- Or if you are challenged on your own behaviour or accused of treating junior colleagues unfairly?
- And in a period of changing cultural expectations, how can employers ensure workplaces are safe and remove “rainmaker immunity” while also treating fairly those accused of misconduct?
Joining Florence are Bellevue Law’s senior consultants, regulatory and investigations specialist Steve Melrose and employment and investigations lawyer Sarika Rabheru, who will offer an overview of the key regulatory and employment law considerations, the potential regulatory implications of employment law disputes where allegations of discrimination, harassment or bullying are raised, and how meaningful cultural change can be effected.
Also taking part in the webinar is Head of People at top-100 law firm Moore Barlow, Katherine Allison, who will offer a valuable in-house perspective on the practical steps firms can take to be compliant.
“In the wake of the #metoo movement and the recent spate of high-profile, headline-grabbing examples of workplace sexual harassment, regulators have made it clear that they consider non-financial misconduct in professional services to fall under their purview.
“It is therefore crucial that regulated individuals and professional services firms fully understand the impact and implications of the regulators’ approaches, and are aware of firms’ and regulated individuals’ obligations, as well as the practical steps they can take to ensure compliance and navigate potential pitfalls. Our webinar with Katherine will cover all of this and more.”
Katherine Allinson says:
“I am extremely pleased to be taking part in this important event. Toxic workplace culture doesn’t just represent a moral and ethical failure, but is also bad for business, negatively impacting a firm’s reputation, retention and recruitment.
“With the information we provide in this webinar, founders, executives and senior professionals will gain a better understanding of how they can not only meet the regulatory requirements but also lead by example to ensure a safe workplace for everyone.”
The webinar will be held via Zoom at 9 am on Wednesday 6th December. It will consist of a 45-minute panel session followed by a 15 minute-Q&A. It is free and anonymous to attend, or you can sign up to receive a recording afterwards.
For further details, please visit: https://bit.ly/49fw7U5