Top 5 Tips for your COLP

All SRA regulated law firms must have a Compliance Officer for Legal Practice (‘COLP’) in place. The COLP must be a manager or employee, as defined by the SRA Glossary, and formally approved into this role. Som...

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SRA Transparency Rules

SRA Transparency Rules. Grace period is at an end.   We previously published a blog on how your firm should be complying with the SRA Transparency Rules (‘the Rules’). Despite the Rules coming into force in Dec...


The Benefits of File Reviews

Are these lengthy reviews needed? We recently received an enquiry from a solicitor. He questioned whether his firm needed to continue carrying out file reviews, as the process had become cumbersome and time-con...


Reputation or Price ?

A recent survey conducted by LawNet, the network of mid-sized and smaller firms, has found that reputation and trust remain the key factors for clients when differentiating between a legal services provider. De...

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Should your firm become Lexcel accredited?

Lexcel is the Law Society’s legal practice quality mark for practice management and client care. It is a scheme for any type of practice to certify that certain standards have been met following independent ass...

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Is talent being drawn to smaller firms?

Smaller firms taking the lead A recent report has concluded that large firms are now losing their talent to smaller competitors. The Bellwether Report 2019: Stress in the Legal Profession found that despite num...


Is your firm compliant with the Transparency Rules?

Despite the SRA Transparency Rules 2018 (‘the Rules’) coming into force in December 2018, the regulator has recently announced that following a review of 500 law firm websites, almost 20% made no effort to comp...