I thought the "Securing The Law Firm: Special Session" was extremely informative with a good mix of Cyber Security topics and Legal sector thought leadership views covered.

As always, the event was professionally hosted by AKJ Associates, with the right mix, quantity and diversity of suppliers being appropriate.

I particularly liked the executive panel discussions and the general view for the need for a more collaborative and outcome based approach to client Audits and its ok to work with clients to understand what they are looking to achieve rather than just ticking the Compliance box!  

Information Security Manager, Risk and Compliance Department, Ward Hadaway

The presentations were very relevant to the job I do and to the challenge which I suspect many law firms are facing today. I'd recommend it to anyone who has ever responded to a client security questionnaire or is on any part of the path towards ISO accreditation.

Head of IT Operations, Osborne Clarke

Great content, great location. Good balance of products being demonstrated in an environment that was conducive to discussion. Should be a feature on all Legal IT Directors’ and Senior Managers’ diaries.

IT Director, Stephenson Harwood

As always a very informed event where we gain insight into vendor solutions without the sales pitch. An opportunity to network with your peers and also gain that realisation we aren't on our own in the challenges we face. A well organised and very credible event.

Head of IT, Dentons

The conference provided an opportunity to explore cyber and information security concerns with peers, sharing our own perspectives and context to learn from each other. The presentations were of good quality and struck a good balance between technology providers and information security professionals working within the legal sector. I came away with loads of questions and more importantly, contacts who might help me find the answers!

Info Security & Data Governance Manager, Mills & Reeve LLP

I thought the conference was very informative, particularly the panel session from the clients at the end of the day. This really echoed the concerns and issues raised at the earlier presentations during the day, and showed us that the legal profession are rightly concerned to take information security seriously. The mix of presentations including clients, legal businesses and vendors brought depth to proceedings, it was a great opportunity to network with peers, and I had the opportunity to put faces to names of people I had only previously met via email or on the phone.

Information Security Manager, Bird & Bird LLP

Having a security bespoke event for the legal community is essential as the profession has very specific needs, and “Securing The Law Firm”  focuses upon these issues with clarity and vision. The behind the scenes organisation is impressive and the networking opportunities are excellent.

Commercial Director, Portcullis

Very useful day - great to see real life examples of what firms are doing to mitigate risk, what we can do to protect ourselves, and what's out there to keep us awake at night. Well worth the time out the office.

Director of IT, NABARRO LLP

This was a very well attended event in a good quality venue, with a very full program and excellent networking opportunities. I was delighted to join an impressive list of speakers, with a depth of highly relevant experience, gained from an industry background.

Solicitor CIPP/US, PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal LLP

A critical event for security professionals. Year after year, AKJ have managed to stay on top of market trends and deliver on the demand for topical expertise from its attendees.


Like every AKJ event I have ever attended, Securing the Law Firm was absolutely first class in its venue, its programme and in the delegates it attracted; as good as it gets.

Senior Manager, Burrill Green

I was impressed with the overall organisation of the event. I certainly learnt a lot from the speakers. The content of the presentations was thought provoking and well delivered.  I have taken away some valuable points which I will raise for follow up. I also took the opportunity to meet a few vendors and talk to delegates from other law firms about what they were doing in the Information Security space. The day was extremely valuable in terms of looking at industry approach and giving consideration to how the offerings could factor in strategy to deal with the evolving threat landscape.

Information Security Officer, Ashurst LLP

It was a pleasure and thank you for inviting me to be on the panel. It was a great experience and was good to be able to share a small part of the experience and insights I have gained over my many years in technology.

I must say that the event was exceedingly well run and the level of attendee engagement and focus was excellent. I would love to stay in touch and would also be interested should the possibility of any future opportunities arise.

Head of IT, Lester Aldridge

I thought the event itself was absolutely excellent. I think the mix of speakers and content made the whole day a must attend event for firms. 

Chief Information Security & Technology Officer, Howard Kennedy LLP

We were delighted with our participation at the STLF conference. This was our first engagement with AKJ, who produced a highly professional event which not only achieved our objectives as a sponsor but talking with the delegates also met theirs. AKJ made the whole process very easy indeed, guiding us through the build-up process and ensuring that all of our needs were met on the day.

Marketing Director, Encode