COFA - Your Duties Update 2019

Essential guidance for compliance officers

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Course Overview

COLPs (Compliance Officer for Finance and Administration) are often perceived as the poor relation of the COLP (Compliance Officer for Legal Practice). Charged with the obligation to supervise compliance with the Accounts Rules (primarily), the role of the COFA will be enhanced and increased with the advent of the SRA’s new, shorter, and more skeletal Accounts Rules, due in 2019.

This seminar will look at recent developments and will consider the role of the COFA afresh in the light of the proposed changes.

Delivered by compliance consultant and trainer Trevor Hellawell of ExL Practice Development, this 45-minute webinar will cover the following topics:

•  The role of the COFA generally
•  New STaRs 2019
•  Proposed Accounts Rule changes and their implications:
     o A ‘new’ definition of client money
     o New rules on interest payments
     o How prompt is prompt?
     o TPMAs – what are they?
     o New Accountants reports provisions
     o Where has my Guidance gone?
•  The role now – and as it will become

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar, review the supporting documentation and complete the short quiz to test your knowledge

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will have a greater understanding of what is expected of you as the COFA and how your role will change in light of the new SRA Accounts Rules

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for current and prospective COFAs

About Instructor - Trevor Hellawell

Trevor is a solicitor and legal training and management consultant; Until going freelance in 1999 Trevor was a full time lecturer with the University of Law, ending his career as a Principal Lecturer at the York Branch. Until recently he was Head of Law Programmes at BPP. Throughout his career, he has lectured extensively on Professional Conduct, Management skills such as Client Care, Time Management and Appraisals, Financial Services matters, including Money Laundering, as well as mainstream academic law subjects.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinar

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Slides
    31 Page


  • Quiz


  • Price
  • £ 100