ILFM Conference 2019


Your Institute’s 2019 Conference with an awesome view!

Our annual conference for 2019 will be held on Friday 22nd November 2019

Skyloft, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP


Speakers confirmed include:

Sean Hankin - SRA  Head of Forensic Investigation and Intelligence

Jatinderpal Loyal - SRA Policy Associate - Regulation and Education

Amy Bell - Teal Compliance 

David Gilmore - DG Legal

Luan De Burgh – Director, De Burgh Group

Geoff Dunnett - ShieldPay

Access to Justice 

Darren Whelan - ILFM Director of Education & Development

Tim Kidd - ILFM CEO

The ILFM’s 2019 annual one-day conference is returning to London at a great new venue!   Friday 22 November 2019 is the date and this year we will be taking a floor of the Millbank Tower, right on the Thames.  Skyloft is a unique warehouse loft style event space with stunning wrap-around views of London.
The Institute understands the challenges you and your firm face and the conference will bring together a variety of professionals who recognise the importance and share the views of legal finance and management. The day will give you the opportunity to connect, be inspired and find answers to the daily challenges you face. Whether you are supporting your firm and its COFA or leading the way as a practice manager, the Institute’s conference will give you what you need to perform your role and discover the support we are able to give you.
The conference will feature expert speakers on the practical and real-life dilemmas faced by today’s accounts and management teams. You will hear direct from the Head of Forensic Investigation and Intelligence at the SRA, just three days before new Accounts Rules will come into effect.  Also you'll hear from a Policy Associate, SRA Regulation and Education department on the guidance and how the new handbook will affect firms, clients and your roles and the reasons the new rules have been designed.

The conference will particularly engage members who have the pivotal gatekeeping roles of legal cashier, COFA and practice managers – these roles form the lynchpin of financial governance.

We are delighted to welcome back Luan de Burgh as a key note speaker who was greatly received by our delegates 2 years ago. This time he will be focusing on feeling self-assured & empowered.
Our prestigious line-up of speakers will include views from Reporting Accountants, AML experts, Regulators and independent consultants.

There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions of our expert panel, which will consist of SRA senior management, independent legal experts and our own ILFM legal finance and management experts. 

Access to Justice Foundation are also joining us to update us on their great work and to celebrate the substantial donations they have received as a result of your Institute’s work with them.

To complement the great speakers we have already secured, we are putting the final touches to our line-up, so watch out for more news in Legal Abacus and on our website.
After the conference, there will be a short and informal opportunity to have a much-deserved drink and to chat with other members,  speakers, members of the Institute’s Executive Council members and our CEO.


We are delighted to welcome back Luan de Burgh as a key note speaker.


Confidence is a central part of our lives.  There will be times when we feel full of it and times when we feel that everyone else has it except us. Luan will explore how and why we feel confident, the characteristics of confidence and how we can build and demonstrate it in our lives. Exploring the psychological, physical, presentational and vocal aspects of confidence as well as the role of authenticity and personality, this session provides delegates with a range of techniques that can be developed and demonstrated in any situation

Luan de Burgh is the Founding Director of de Burgh Training Ltd and for over a decade has worked extensively with partners, associate and business services in the legal sector as well as with well-known figures in politics and the media helping them deliver messages effectively, develop strong business relationships and leave a positive lasting impression.

The SRA will update us as a key note slot and as part of our Q&A Panel.

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