outstanding expertise backed by amazing service

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

Established in 2000, we have 26 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)) and 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.

We make a real difference in helping firms to:

  • Obtain authorisation to open a law firm
  • Achieve Lexcel, CQS or SQM accreditation
  • Comply with GDPR and the Data Protection Act (2018)
  • Handle complaints effectively
  • Best respond to SRA investigations
  • Write compelling tenders
  • Have a meaningful file review process
  • Increase numbers of clients

We also provide thought provoking 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.

We also founded a pro-bono project in 2012 – LegalVoice – an online magazine about ‘access to justice’. It 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  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  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  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  We have been retainer clients of DG Legal for a few years, and are very happy to have ready access to their services. We work mainly with David and Laura who I have found to be extremely knowledgeable and professional and always happy to assist and go the extra mile for us. Wonderful response time, excellent tools, and so good you know that they have your back!

    thumb Tammy Groves
    6/20/2019

    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

    review rating 5  We attended a very informative session with DG Legal regarding the SRA reforms. I am pleased to say that my colleagues also found the training very informative. In particular, I wish to thank Amie for taking the time out to speak to us. Keep up the good work. Ali

    thumb Ali Hussain
    10/14/2019