Training Courses

satisfied clients

We present a number of public courses throughout the year which are designed to meet popular demand. We also currently provide Lexcel training on behalf of the Law Society. In addition, we offer bespoke training courses which are designed by the client and our expert team.

 

Accredited training

As of 1 November 2014, the SRA ceased to accredit all training providers, including DG Legal, for CPD purposes. As a result, our courses can no longer be accredited. Solicitors are permitted to continue to use DG Legal as a means to evidence that they have attended professional training as part of the SRA’s new competence based scheme.

 

2017 public Training Courses

 

A GUIDE TO LEGAL AID AGENCY AUDITING

Due to having received such good feedback and to meet requests for more dates, DG Legal is offering additional half-day courses for crime and civil legal aid providers on the LAA’s approach to auditing providers.

Course Details:

Over the past year, we have been inundated with questions and complaints about how the LAA is auditing its providers.  To address providers’ concerns, we have decided to devise a course with comprehensive course materials about LAA auditing – the different types of audits and their approach to auditing. Influenced by the LAA’s internal guidance we aim for providers to be in a similar position as LAA staff by increasing their knowledge and skills about the audit process. The event will focus on the common errors that providers make and will offer numerous helpful tips.

Co-written and presented by Steve Keeling and David Gilmore, we believe that this is the most comprehensive course about legal aid audits written to date. It will help providers to minimise the chance of receiving a Contract Notice and/or having to pay monies back to the LAA.

 

Dates:

Warrington:

Civil – 13 June 2017: 10.00 – 13.00

Crime – 13 June 2017: 14.00 – 17.00

London:

Civil – 15 June 2017: 10.00 – 13.00

Crime – 15 June 2017: 14.00 – 17.00

 

Delegate Fee:

£199 plus VAT per delegate for a half day course

(A discount may be available for firms sending 3 or more delegates.  Discounts are also available for retainer clients – please contact us for confirmation)

 

Booking:

For more information, please see 2017 A Guide to LAA Auditing Course Information and booking details

To reserve a place on the course, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/dg-legal-11116963802

 

A GUIDE TO PEER Review – Family & Crime

The LAA has stepped up all peer review activity in both Family and Crime. For instance, it has decided to Peer Review all crime firms over a two year period.

We are noticing a spike in firms receiving a rating of ‘4’ – below competence.  Therefore, we have developed the first independent course about Legal Aid Peer Review featuring two of the country’s most senior practitioners. These courses – one for Family lawyers and one for Crime lawyers – are led by ex-Senior Peer Reviewers.

Course Details:

The course is designed to help providers to minimise the chance of failing a Peer Review, receiving a Contract Notice and facing the stress of having to pass a second audit in order to retain their contract.

Attending this course and having in your possession a detailed set of up to date and invaluable course notes will give your firm a real advantage in obtaining the best possible grade. It will also assist with in-house training which in turn can help your firm to meet its SRA Competence Statement obligations.

Dates:

London:

Family – 26 June 2017: 10.00 – 13.00

Crime – 26 June 2017: 14.00 – 17.00

Warrington:

Family – 27 June 2017: 10.00 – 13.00

Crime – 27 June 2017: 14.00 – 17.00

Delegate Fee:

£199 plus VAT per delegate for a half day course

(A discount may be available for firms sending 3 or more delegates.  Discounts are also available for retainer clients – please contact us for confirmation)

Booking:

For more information, please see DG Legal Guide to Peer Review Family & Crime Course & Booking Information

To reserve a place on the course, please visit: http://dglegal.eventbrite.co.uk/

 

Other courses we periodically provide

Quality Assurance & Compliance

The SRA Code of Conduct 2011

Specialist Quality Mark

Equality & Diversity

 

LegAl Aid Agency

Legal Aid Audit Survival Guide

Supervision & Managing Performance

Maximising Costs

Managing a Legal Aid Contract

LAA Contract Policy Compliance

 

Management

Business Strategy & Marketing

 

Bespoke Training Courses

If there are a number of people in your organisation who require training on a particular subject, we are usually able to provide an in-house CPD training course at a cost effective rate. We are usually able to tailor the training courses to meet your specific requirements.

 

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