Learning & Development

Since November 2016, all law firms have been required to adopt a new regime for continuing competence. Previously, Solicitors were required to follow the CPD regime to count and record CPD hours. The SRA are no longer accrediting courses for CPD and instead firms are required to reflect on the quality of their practice; and identify any learning and development needs. Firms are then required to address those needs to ensure the knowledge and skills of Solicitors or lawyers practising within the firm are up to date and they are competent to practice. As part of the Practising Certificate renewal process, all Solicitors are required to make an annual declaration to the SRA confirming they are competent to practice.

Legal Compliance Consultants can support firms by providing in-house training to all staff to meet any learning and development needs. Legal Compliance Consultants are pleased to be able to offer the following courses:

  • Anti Money Laundering Training
  • Client Care and Complaints Handling
  • GDPR
  • OFR and Compliance – The role of the COLP and COFA
  • SRA Outlook and Risk Management Training
  • SRA Accounts Rule 2011

We can also devise bespoke training courses to address any learning and development needs identified following a file review and compliance audit.

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