IFA Leeds Branch Meeting

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IFA Leeds Branch Meeting

June 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

IAB members are welcome to attend IFA branch meetings. Further details can be found below:

Immigration and Brexit
Louis MacWilliam of Black Solicitors will talk about how employers can help to secure the rights of their EU staff and how to mitigate the effects of Brexit.

Louis will explain how Brexit has affected the ability of businesses to retain and recruit migrant staff. He will talk through the key immigration changes, including the new EU Settlement Scheme.

He will look ahead to the UK’s long-term immigration policy, the end of free movement, and to some of the challenges it will present to many employers.

About the speaker
Louis MacWilliam joined Blacks Solicitors as an Associate Solicitor in May 2018 and specialises in immigration law. Prior to joining Blacks, Louis worked for four years at a leading London law firm and has represented clients at various levels.

With over 10 years’ under his belt working exclusively as an immigration specialist, Louis provides advice to businesses on hiring non-EU workers (applying for and managing a Sponsor License), securing the rights of EU employees and planning for life after Brexit. He also supports clients in relation to Home Office compliance and can carry out mock-audits.

Managing and exiting an SME
Lewis will discuss, benefits of shareholder and partnership agreements, with an overview of key provisions, alternative methods of incentivising and retaining key staff and considering exit strategies and how to prepare for exit.

About the speaker
Lewis Goodwin specialises in Corporate and Commercial law and joined Blacks Solicitors as an Associate in November 2017. Lewis has 14 years’ experience of advising mainly SME’s and owner managed businesses in matters such as buying, selling and re-organising companies and businesses, corporate governance matters and adopting share incentive schemes.

You can gain two CPD hours for this event.

You can book on the IFA website as a non-member.


June 6
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Blacks Solicitors
City Point, 29 King Street
Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2HL United Kingdom
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Institute of Financial Accountants
  • IAB Event
  • Collaborative Partner Event

Do you want to learn new skills, network with like-minded people and get to grips with industry changes the easy way? You can — at one of our regular events.

Open to IAB members, students and non-members alike, our events offer you opportunities during the year to gain:

  • Expert guidance and advice from guest speakers
  • Practical ideas on how to run business efficiently
  • Network contacts and allies, as well as support

And since events count as proactive CPD points (as listed in your Members Handbook), time is well spent maintaining best practice — and learning new strategies to take back to the office.

Better still, by staying on top of new regulations and legislation, you offer clients even more value. You can even attend the Institute of Financial Accountants’ (IFA) branch meetings and seminars at the sarne cost as an IFA member! Simply contact the IFA direct to find out more