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COLP & COFA Training and other webinars (for subscribers to our free updates only)
Training on the SRA’s COLP and COFA requirements
A free 45-minute training session on the key COLP and COFA requirements. You can take a look at a large section of the first video of this course below:
SRA template policies and procedures
Sample SRA Policy: New CPD Regime
Download sample CPD Regime policy (PDF)
This free extract from our template manual has been designed with the post November 2016 CPD regime in mind. The new regime involves some big changes for law firms and their team. This policy suggests a starting point for a firm’s new CPD policy which includes some guidance to staff. It is an extract from our template Risk and Compliance Manual which is available from our online shop for just £55.00 plus VAT and includes countless template SRA compliance policies and procedures.
Sample SRA Template: bogus law firms
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Fraud is costing law firms and indemnity insurers millions and millions. The SRA has published clear warnings to the profession setting out what firms should be doing to protect themselves. This template seeks to incorporate SRA guidance into the form of a policy for the firm and its staff. You can purchase our full suite of SRA templates from our online shop. Please do also contact us for a free consultation if you would like a refresher training session to update staff on current compliance hot topics such as this.
SRA articles, blog posts & e-books
COLP COFA Guide July 2014 on the SRA’s COLP and COFA requirements
An in-depth look at the SRA’s COLP and COFA requirements is provided in this short e-book on the subject. The focus of this publication is upon the rules which govern COLP and COFA appointment and practice. If you would like more help with implementing or reviewing SRA compliance systems we offer free SRA compliance consultations (just contact us) and have a range of great value templates and training available from our online shop.
Free compliance resources
Did you know that there are already a wealth of free compliance resources out there to help you along your way? This article is a great introduction to how you can access rules, guides, training, telephone advice and more without spending a penny.
Compliance is not just for the COLP and COF
Ever feel a little lonely banging on about compliance in your business? Well, you shouldn’t. And this article explains why. It sets the record straight on some key points about the compliance responsibilities of all members of staff and makes clear the potential consequences of getting it wrong. It’s been drafted as an information sheet you can share with your colleagues.
The SRA Handbook is not so new now but many users still get confused by the language and layout adopted by the SRA when this new collection of rules and regulations was published in 2012. In this article we set out some top tips on how to find your way around the rule book swiftly and effectively.
The SRA has published a report which echoes earlier warnings that litigation can be ‘improper’ or ‘abusive’ if legal proceedings are issued or threatened to “gain money unethically by exploiting a client or third party’s lack of knowledge or resources”. This blog post considers what these warnings mean in practice for litigators.
Shining a light on ‘shadow clients’ and professional independence
In this blog post we look at recent SRA warnings and research on the ever present risks and pressures to a lawyer’s ability to satisfy professional duties independent of any other interests. It remains an SRA priority risk area and should be on the minds of every lawyer.
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