Vicky Purtill, Director of Authorisation & Supervision at CILEx Regulation, took part in the regulator's second law firm event on Saturday 26 January, which was held at the Grange Hotel in London. She summarises the Insights Programme highlights.
Since the 1981 Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations were introduced, providing physical First Aid support has been a requirement for all workplaces. Since then, physical First Aid has become ingrained in our culture. But with recent Mind research suggesting that nearly half of us will experience a mental health issue in our current job, it’s easy to see why the public, employers and mental health campaigners are now calling for mental health first aid to be given equal legislative status in the workplace.
That strange email that lands in our inbox promising riches or the latest bit of gossip may be easy to spot. But what about the one from your bank or Internet Service Provider? It looks the same as you would expect... but is it?
The government consultation on reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 recently finished. Kevin Mantle from the Government Equalities Office explains that while there was considerable media coverage about the review, there was also a lot of misinformation about the Act and what the government intends.
Eve Dullabh, Managing Director of the Law Training Centre in Kent, says that although Artificial Intelligence is changing the legal landscape and legal work, true human qualities mean a lawyer can defeat technology - for now, at least.
In February 2018 the Legal Services Board published its latest major survey of the legal needs of small businesses. It was based on 10,579 responses from owners and managers of small businesses. The LSB has since provided further analysis of the results which link to CILEx Regulation's work on transparency of information for consumers.