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 to fulfil their CPD requirements and/or as a means to evidence that they have attended professional training as part of the SRA’s new competence based scheme.

2019 public Training Courses


Tees Valley Law Society – SRA Standards and Regulations Reforms

DG Legal consultants will be speaking at Tees Valley Law Society’s course on the SRA Standards and Regulations Reforms.

Course Details

Date
4 November 2019

Time
17:00 – 19:00

Venue
Jacksons Law Firm, 17 Falcon Court, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 3TU

Booking
Bookings should be made directly with Tees Valley Law Society by emailing Chris Noon at chris.noon@nelawllp.com


Boardman, Hawkins & Osborne LLP – SRA Standards and Regulations Reforms

DG Legal consultants will be speaking at Boardman, Hawkins & Osborne LLP’s course on the SRA Standards and Regulations Reforms.

Course Details

Date
14 November 2019

Time
17:00 – 19:00

Venue
Boardman, Hawkins & Osborne LLP, 1-3 Ock Street, Abingdon, OX14 5AL

Booking
Bookings should be made directly with Boardman, Hawkins & Osborne LLP by emailing ljones@bholegal.co.uk


FREE Seminars – SRA Standards and Regulations Reforms – Are you Ready?

On 25th November 2019 the SRA Handbook is being replaced by a new series of Standards and Regulations (STaR).  In preparation for the reforms, we held three free seminars:

Park Plaza, Leeds – Monday 7 October 2019

Miller Insurance, London – Tuesday 8 October 2019

Wesleyan, Birmingham – Monday 14 October 2019


West London Law Society – SRA Standards and Regulations Reforms

In 2019, DG Legal consultants spoke at local events on the SRA Standards and Regulations Reforms.

West London Law Society – 2 October 2019


Supervision and Managing Performance

In 2019, Supervision and Managing Performance courses were held on:

Leicester – 17 May 2019

Manchester – 21 January 2019

Leicester 6 August 2019


Combined In-house Training Course

Throughout 2019, we are delivering a combined in-house training course to firms across England & Wales.

This course is being delivered following demand for training courses in the areas outlined below. To reduce cost and disruption, we have combined the training into a 3 ½ hour package. The training will take place at the firm.

What is included?

  • Data Protection
  • Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Terrorist Financing Policy and
  • Identifying and recording Conflicts of Interest

Cost

The cost of the course starts from £750 plus VAT for up to 30 delegates.

To book a place or to receive further information, please send an email to TeamAdmin@dglegal.co.uk


2018 public Training Courses


FREE Implementing the SRA’s Transparency Rules and General Website Compliance Webinar

Following our previous webinar on the SRA’s new Transparency rules, which came into effect on 6th December 2018, we held a further webinar on Monday 17 December 2018 to assist firms on how best to implement these rules in practice and to provide details of the other regulatory obligations which need to be fulfilled on your website.

Please see a recording of the webinar below


FREE SRA’s Transparency Rules WEBINAR

We held a free short webinar on Tuesday 20 November 2018 which covers the SRA’s Transparency Rules.

This webinar covered pricing and other information which will need to be on your website or, if you do not have a website, how this information is to be made available to clients and prospective clients.

These requirements apply to firms which offer:

For members of the public

  • Residential conveyancing (Freehold sale or purchase, leasehold sale or purchase, mortgages and re-mortgages)
  • Probate (uncontested cases with all assets in the UK)
  • Motoring offences (summary only offences)
  • Employment tribunals (claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal)
  • Immigration (excluding asylum applications)

For businesses

  • Debt recovery (up to £100,000)
  • Employment tribunals (defending claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal)
  • Licensing applications for business premises (new applications or varying existing licenses)

Please see a recording of the webinar below


FREE LEGAL AID CONTRACT WEBINAR

If you have individuals that are new to legal aid, we think it is essential that they understand the basics of operating a legal aid contract. We held a one hour webinar on Wednesday 26 September 2018 where we covered the following topics:

  • setting up your firm on CWA/CCMS
  • monthly legal help billing – how to; deadlines; how firms are paid etc.
  • maintaining compliance – annual CM visits, audits and KPIs
  • using CCMS and managing certificated cases, payments on accounts
  • key changes to the 2018 Contract

Please see a recording of the webinar below


Supervision and Managing Performance

Leicester – Tues 19 June 2018

London – Mon 25 June 2018


A Guide to Peer Review – Crime

London – Mon 4 June 2018

Leicester – Wed 6 June 2018


GDPR – How to IMPLEMENT an Effective System

Liverpool – Wed 25 April 2018

Cardiff – Thurs 26 April 2018


Maximising Legal Aid Costs & Futureproofing

DG Legal Consultants spoke at a series of seminars organised by Bidwell Henderson which covered hot topics for legal aid practices including maximising costs, GDPR and seizing opportunities in 2018.

Bristol – 11 April 2018
Birmingham – 1 May 2018
Manchester – 15 May 2018
Leeds – 12 June 2018
Newcastle – 13 June 2018


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

Peer Review

Supervision & Managing Performance

Maximising Costs

Managing a Legal Aid Contract

LAA Contract Policy Compliance

 

Management

SRA Management Course Stage 1

SRA Management Course Stage 2

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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