2018 Public Training Courses & Free Webinars

I attended the Supervision and Managing Performance Course in London with David Gilmore last week. We were provided with comprehensive notes and the day was well structured. David Gilmore is very knowledgeable and was happy to answer all questions from the group. He started the day by checking the reasons individuals attended the course and what they wanted to take from the day; I think this helped focus the discussions and meant everyone left having gained from the course. He has a very good understanding of the LAA requirements

Dulcie Piff
Birds Solicitors

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2018 Free Webinars

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

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

Please see a recording of the webinar below

Presenters

Emma Holmes née Rushton, DG Legal

Emma joined our office based team in March 2017.  As Client Services Manager, she works with our team of consultants and assists our clients with the obtaining and maintaining of quality standards and other compliance requirements required by such as the SRA and ICO.

David Gilmore, DG Legal

David has provided advice and assistance to hundreds of law firms and other legal organisations. He delivers specialist consultancy and training on a wide range of topics including business management and strategy, tendering, compliance and quality assurance. In 2016 David was appointed as a Commissioner advising Lord Bach on policy relating to Justice and Legal Aid.

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SRA’s Transparency Rules Webinar

On 6 December 2018, the SRA Transparency Rules came into effect.  Consequently, to assist firms to understand their obligations, we held a short webinar on 20 November 2018.

This webinar covers 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

Resources

We are pleased to share the SRA’s Transparency Rules Webinar Slides and FAQs & Useful Links with you.

Presenters

Pat Estabrook, DG Legal

Pat has a hugely impressive amount of experience in compliance having worked for both the Solicitors Regulation Authority and as Head of Compliance of a large private law firm.  Pat’s particular areas of expertise include SRA compliance, file reviews and complaints handling.  She has also a wealth of practical experience in law firm management.

David Gilmore, DG Legal

David has provided advice and assistance to hundreds of law firms and other legal organisations. He delivers specialist consultancy and training on a wide range of topics including business management and strategy, tendering, compliance and quality assurance. In 2016 David was appointed as a Commissioner advising Lord Bach on policy relating to Justice and Legal Aid.

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Legal Aid Contract Webinar

We held a one hour webinar on 26 September 2018 to assist individuals new to legal aid, as we think it is essential that they understand the basics of operating a legal aid contract.

Key Content

  • 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

Presenters

Steve Keeling, DG Legal

Steve joined DG Legal after leaving the Legal Aid Agency in August 2016.  In his 17 years at the LAA, he worked in the audit team as both auditor and manager and was a Contract Manager for several years. Steve brings important insights into the way the LAA thinks about provider and contract management and provides useful information on how to best prepare for audit activity.

David Gilmore, DG Legal

David has provided advice and assistance to hundreds of law firms and other legal organisations. He delivers specialist consultancy and training on a wide range of topics including business management and strategy, tendering, compliance and quality assurance. In 2016 David was appointed as a Commissioner advising Lord Bach on policy relating to Justice and Legal Aid.

2018 Public Training Courses

Supervision and Managing Performance

In 2018, Supervision and Managing Performance courses were held on:

Leicester – 19 June 2018

London – 25 June 2018

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A Guide to Peer Review – Crime

In 2018, Guide to Crime Peer Review training courses were held on:

London – 4 June 2018

Leicester – 6 June 2018

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GDPR – How to Implement an Effective System

On 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), along with the Data Protection Bill, largely replaced the Data Protection Act 1998.  Consequently, in order to assist firms to prepare we held the following GDPR – How to Implement an Effective System courses:

Leicester – 8 March 2018

London – 13 March 2018

Leeds – 19 March 2018

Liverpool – 25 April 2018

Cardiff – 26 April 2018

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Maximising Legal Aid Costs And Futureproofing

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

Bristol – 11 April 2018

Birmingham – 1 May 2018

Manchester – 15 May 2018

Leeds – 12 June 2018

Newcastle – 13 June 2018

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