Quality Standards for Law

Audit Compliance helps legal practices manage their business and maintain quality standards and compliance with the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s Code of Conduct and SRA Accounts Rules.

SERVICES

Quality Compliance Audits

We can help you prepare for accreditations such as Lexcel, CQS and more.

Compliance training and solutions

Solicitors Accounts, Online compliance logs, Anti-Money Laundering etc.

Manuals, policies and procedures

We offer a complete Office Procedures Manual.


THE AUDIT COMPLIANCE TEAM




Paul Wilkinson, Managing Director

Paul has over 20 years experience assisting in compliance and to manage their business for both start-ups and established Legal practices, including assisting in forming ABSs.

Maintaining quality standards :- The Law Society’s Lexcel, Conveyancing Quality Scheme, LawNet, ISO 9001:2015 and the Legal Aid Agency’s SQM.

Developer of LEAP Best Practice Standard for Conveyancing.

He provides training at the Middlesex Law Society in compliance and COLPs and COFAs with the SRA Code of Conduct and Accounts Rules.

Paul is a lecturer on mediation and a Civil and Commercial mediator.

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Tim Prior

Tim is a solicitor and Certified Fellow of the Institute of Risk Management .

He created the Lexcel risk management toolkit and has sat on the CQS Assessment Panel.

He writes on property fraud and cybercrime for the Conveyancing Handbook and the Law Society’s online training courses on mortgage fraud, financial crime and negligence.

A director of Asssesment Legal Ltd and Lead Auditor for LEAP Best Practice Standard for Conveyancing

FROM THE BLOG

New Decision Notice from LSB 9 May 2019 SRA Standards and Regulations

Just published today an update from the LSB with this decision notice affecting COLP and COFA reporting download decision

SRA and SARs

SRA Discipline 26 Firms Following Severe Money Laundering Failings  26 Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) regulated firms out of a sample size of just 59 law firms providing trust and company services (TCSP) have been placed into the SRA’s disciplinary process for inadequate money laundering procedures. The review focused on the creation and administration of trusts […]

New changes to CQS CPMS

a great article appeared in Legal Futures summarising the recent changes Updated CQS Core Practice Management Standards Enforced From May 2019 All accredited Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) firms must adhere to the new Core Practice Management Standards (CPMS) from 1st May 2019. All CPMS regulations are now enforceable to all legal practices that have already […]