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4 Simple Ways To Demonstrate Your On-Going Competence


4 Simple Ways To Demonstrate Your On-Going Competence

It’s hard to take on new training when you’re busy doing your job. But keeping up to date with new developments and learning new skills all help towards remaining competent for the Solicitors Regulation Authority. (SRA).

We’ve designed 4 training seminars to help you learn more about what we do and how you can use our services while remaining compliant with GDPR.

Each seminar will take about an hour, and at the end, we’ll give you a certificate of attendance. You can use this certificate to demonstrate your on-going competence in your annual declaration to the SRA.

You don’t have to attend all four seminars, but we recommend that you do. They are short, you’ll learn something new and, as we have said, you can include each one in your annual Competence Declaration.

We think it’s also important to know who to turn to when you need to use a tracing expert.

Almost a decade ago, the News of the World made headlines. It was discovered that the newspaper was using private investigators to pose as journalists, hack phones and spy on politicians and celebrities.

The news prompted the Leveson Inquiry into the private investigative sector. The report made several recommendations, but the profession remains unregulated. Almost ten years on and the industry still has a bad name.

But the good news is we’re not all money-grabbing ***holes with no morals. It is possible to offer a tracing service without having to stoop to low-level tactics.

Tremark works hard to keep within the regulations of the law. We also consider the privacy of an individual.

These four seminars will show you how it is done.

Lawful Investigations and Processing Data Without Consent

The introduction of GDPR IN 2018 has introduced new obligations to individuals and companies that process data. Sometimes it hard to tell if what you need to do complies with the legalities of the Data Protection Act.

This seminar will show you how you can meet the GDPR requirements, while, demonstrating compliance when you want to investigate and process a person’s data without their consent.

After the seminar, you will have a much better idea about the rules and regulations surrounding the use of data. What you’ll learn will allow you to help clients who want to trace people or assets, without being unsure of your position in law.

Tracing People

In this seminar, we show you how we can lawfully trace missing beneficiaries, debtors and respondents without breaking the law and in compliance with GDPR rules. We go through some case studies to demonstrate some of the techniques we use. Did you know for example, that a change of setting on Facebook can reveal more than you think?

We’ll also have guest speaker Richard Wooler online. Richard is a people tracing specialist with over 30 years in the industry. He’ll be giving you some useful tips and answering any questions you might have on the subject.

Asset Tracing

We have four levels of asset tracing products. So if you need help tracing the assets of an individual or a company. This seminar explains the techniques and methodology we use to uncover hidden information. We’ll show you how we use data along with the skills of our expert investigators, to uncover assets and liabilities that were previously untraceable.

Once we have the information, we supply you with an in-depth assessment and recommendations. For example, our level 4 report is a deep dive into personal finances. The information includes details from an individual’s bank account, mortgages, loans, credit cards and utility accounts.

We’ll talk about using data from one of the UK’s leading credit agencies and how to obtain detailed personal information whilst remaining compliant with GDPR.

The Practicalities of Process Serving

This seminar will be especially useful to solicitors who have ever had difficulty serving papers to a respondent.  We explain how process servers deal with aggressive or evasive respondents, and how you, as a solicitor, can help us to achieve successful service.

We share our extensive knowledge and some useful tips on how to obtain orders for substituted service and what you can do to avoid unnecessary delays. We’ll also have an experienced process server online to share their experiences and answer any questions.

Don’t forget, the seminars are free to attend and won’t take up too much of your time.

Places are limited, so click here to register now to reserve your spot.

Dates for upcoming Events

Tuesday 13th April 2021 – 2pm – Asset Tracing

Thursday 15th April 2021 – 11am – Lawful Investigations and Processing Data Without Consent

Tuesday 27th April 2021 – 2pm – Lawful Investigations and Processing Data Without Consent

Thursday 29th April 2021 – 11am – Asset Tracing

Tuesday 11th May 2021 – 11am – Tracing People

Thursday 13th May 2021 – 2pm – The Practicalities of Process Serving


About The Author

Mark Hodgson

Mark Hodgson is the Managing Director of Tremark Associates, one of the UK’s leading providers of investigative services. Mark formed Tremark aged just 25 in 1995 and has over 30 years experience in private investigations and commercial debt recovery industries. He is a leading figure and a campaigner for regulation of the Industry and past President of the Association of British Investigators, a member of the World Association of Detectives, The Chartered Institute of Credit Management, The Institute of Paralegals and an associate member of R3 -The Association of Business Recovery Professionals. Mark splits his time between the Leeds and London Offices. He is a dad of two, a keen runner, cyclist and a Leeds United season ticket holder.


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