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


Compliance in 2019: Cost Effective Compliance Mgt. (making it simple) plus Data Protection: Life after GDPR

DG Legal consultants will be speaking at West Wales Law Society’s half-day course on how to ensure that what your compliance officers are doing in practice is effective but not time consuming plus remaining compliant with the GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018, both of which came in to force on 25 May 2018.

The course covers the steps required to understand the gap between your present systems and those necessary in order to achieve effective compliance with relevant legislation and codes. The course will also provide practical advice on common errors made by law firms and how to avoid them, together with tips on best practice.

The speakers shall also review development since GDPR was introduced and incorporate the latest updates from the Information Commissioner’s Office, the Law Society and the SRA. They will also share learning from their own consultancy work since May 2018.

They will also cover the Government backed Cyber Essentials accreditation scheme which, if followed, allows firms and agencies to implement effective baseline cyber security measures and to better safeguard personal data.

Course Details

Date
30 September 2019

Time
14:00 – 17:00 (registration from 13.45)

Venue
The Bowling Club, Carmarthen, SA31 3BT

Cost
£35 for members of WWLS or CBLS
£40 for non-members or WWLS or CBLS
10% discount for 2 delegates from the same firm
20% discount for 3 or more delegates from the same firm

Booking

Bookings should be made directly with West Wales Law Society.  Please click here to download the booking form.


West London Law Society – SRA Standards and Regulations Reforms

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

Course Details

Date
2 October 2019

Time
17:30 – 20:30 (registration from 17:00)

Venue
Metro Bank One Southampton Row London WC1B 5HA

Booking

Bookings should be made directly with West London Law Society by emailing email Rina Patel at Rina@karina-Leapman.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).  It is crucial that all lawyers understand what is changing and to effectively prepare for the new regulatory regime.

In preparation for the reforms, we are holding three free seminars in October in Leeds, London and Birmingham.

There is a maximum of 2 tickets per firm.

Places can be booked using the following links:

Park Plaza, Leeds                  Monday 7 October 2019       15.00 – 18.00

Miller Insurance, London    Tuesday 8 October 2019       15.00 – 18.00

Wesleyan, Birmingham        Monday 14 October 2019     15.00 – 18.00


Supervision and Managing Performance

Supervision and Managing Performance courses were previously 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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