outstanding expertise backed by amazing service

DG Legal is the largest provider of strategic and compliance services operating in England and Wales.

Established in 2000, we have a team of leading consultants who have either worked as gamekeepers or are acknowledged as a leading authority in their area of expertise.  We have experts who have worked for and with the SRA, The Legal Ombudsman, The Law Society, CILEx and the Legal Aid Agency.  We have helped more than 1000 firms ranging from Sole Practitioners to ‘Magic Circle’ firms.

Our consultants have trained hundreds of assessors for The Law Society (Lexcel) and the Legal Aid Agency (Specialist Quality Mark (SQM)).  Our experts continue to train the assessors for Recognising Excellence who hold the licence to audit the SQM.

We have a 100% success record with SRA authorisation applications, Lexcel assessments, SQM audits and CQS applications.

We are designers of Compliance Caddy, a best in class cloud-based practice management software that reduces the time that the COLP, COFA and Practice Managers spend on compliance, GDPR and training administration.

DG Legal make a real difference in helping firms to:

We also provide thought provoking guidance on a variety of practice management topics, for example, Anti-Money Laundering and advise on effectively working with other experts and relevant parties (websites, Google, accountants, insurers etc.)

DG Legal has also advised politicians and government departments (The Home Office, The Cabinet Office and the Welsh Assembly Government). One of our consultants has recently spent a two year period acting as a Commissioner in Lord Bach’s review of the Justice system ‘The Right to Justice’.

We have a sister company – Lester LLP – that provides advice and assistance to major UK and US charities on providing strategic advice to their grantees. Examples include the Legal Education Foundation, Unbound Philanthropy, Comic Relief, Big Lottery Fund, the Baring Foundation and Princess Diana of Wales Fund.

In addition, DG Legal founded a pro-bono project in 2012 – LegalVoice – an online magazine about ‘access to justice’.  LegalVoice is aimed at legal aid law firms, the not-for-profit sector and all organisations providing publicly-funded legal advice in the UK.  LegalVoice holds regular conferences in London and other cities.  Our conferences have been hosted by Allen & Overy, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and DLA Piper.

We are delighted to support LegalVoice.

Legal Voice

DG Legal's speed of response is without question as is the knowledge of their staff, even when raising complex questions, the likes of which they have not come across before their research and responses have been impressive and it would seem that no stone is left unturned in the search for appropriate advice.

Alan Robertson, FMW Law

Meet the Team
  • review rating 5  Our firm, Milestone Solicitors, contracted DG Law to run various legal aid immigration training sessions. Amie Higgins, a consultant at DG Legal gave such a clear step by step guide that helped us not only to run our legal aid matters in an easy and efficient manner in no time, but to successfully get SQM accreditation in what felt like an effortless way. Amie has been there with ready advice for every question we have had, with detailed explanations of the procedure and the law, drafting templates for any possible step or correspondence to ensure compliance with the best care for the client and their matter. After our training, it felt like we have been running legal aid for years. Huge thanks to Amie. Highly recommended.

    thumb Alketa Shuli
    6/13/2019

    review rating 5  We have the benefit of an excellent service by a friendly and committed team. Approachable, a wealth of experience and expertise and excellent client care and service. Commendable. Keep it up David, Laura, Emma, Catherine & Team DG Legal

    thumb Ruth Goward
    4/27/2019

    review rating 5  DG legal is a one stop shop for legal consultancy. The team headed by David has such a broad spectrum of experience that they are always able to provide first class advice whatever the situation. Their ongoing compliance toolkit is extremely user friendly and they are always one step ahead of compliance updates. We have used DG since 2006 and in that time their offering has only got stronger.

    thumb Robert Borwick
    6/13/2019
  • review rating 5  Attending this very informative seminar provided by DG Legal. A FREE event with exceptional, experienced speakers. The content and resources provided were excellent which has been disseminated to the rest of the firm. The information has helped me to plan on what needs to be my immediate focus between now and 25th November. Thank you to David and the team

    thumb Paula Jacobs
    10/14/2019

    review rating 5  I don’t tend to leave reviews but I feel compelled to write this one. For anyone with a legal aid contract in Crime I strongly recommend DG Legal with particular reference to Steve Keeling. His expert knowledge, thoroughness and response rate are all second to none. We are retainer client’s and I must say the service really is impeccable. We have held a legal aid contract for a very long time now however, since being with Steve Keeling, whom not to mention was previously employed by the LAA for a number of years, we have passed all of our audits with flying colours. At the end of a recent audit the auditor in fact stated the LAA was very impressed with our firm. I have to say DG Legal really are the best when it comes to compliance.

    thumb Gurdip Kaur
    11/27/2019

    review rating 5  As usual David again impresses with the interactive supervision course and easy explanation and material provided. Lunch was also a great treat. See you soon for more courses!

    thumb Shabir Mirza
    5/20/2019