The role of solicitors compliance officers

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Course Overview

This course, delivered by experienced lecturer Steph Barber, will provide an overview of the changes brought about by the outcomes based regulation and will consider the impact which this had on law firm management.

Aimed at managers, partners and those who would like to improve their knowledge of law firm management in general, this course will discuss how to remain SRA compliant and will serve as a useful introduction to the roles and responsibilities of the COLP and COFA or a refresher for those currently occupy these positions.

This course will consider the following topics:

  • SRA Compliance
  • Processes
  • Reporting
  • Common ground and the roles
  • Efficiently run systems
  • Material failures or breach
  • Confident reporting
  • Personal liability of compliance officers

What are the requirements?

  • Watch 1 hour recorded webinar
  • This course provides one CPD point

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:

    • Be familiar with what the SRA expects of law firms in terms of remaining compliant
    • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the COLP and COFA and the overlap between both positions
    • Be aware of who can be a compliance officer and whether one person can occupy both roles
    • Feel confident should you need to report a matter to the SRA
    • Have considered case studies which illustrate the changing role of compliance officers within law firms

What is the target audience?

  • Practitioners


About Instructor - Steph Barber

Steph Barber completed her legal training in the North West before setting up her own specialist commercial and medical negligence law firm. She sold her firm in 2000 and joined a progressive London charity as their in house counsel. Steph joined Law Hound to head up their commercial law department and has developed Law Hound's online legal services.

Steph enjoys travel and eating out in her spare time. Steph has lectured extensively on CPD courses, to the Court Service, Legal Services Commission and private practices on procedure and practice.

Course Curriculum

The role of solicitors compliance officers

  • Webinar- The Role of Solicitors Compliance Officers - Where Are We Now?
  • Notes- The Role of Solicitors Compliance Officers - Where Are We Now?
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  • Price
  • £ 60