Remote SQM Audits During Covid-19 Webinar

Recognising Excellence is currently offering the ability to undertake ‘remote’ SQM Audits. On 16 June 2020, we held a free 15 minute webinar to assist firms who are due to undertake their SQM Audit later this year, outlining options available and offering advice on how to prepare for such an audit.

Key Content

  • Your options
  • Will on-site assessments be allowed?
  • Staff availability and furlough
  • How to prepare for a remote audit
  • Key elements required for a remote audit to take place
  • How to overcome difficulties in providing remote access to files and central records
  • How corrective action will be dealt with

Target Audience

This webinar is aimed at all firms who are scheduled to have an SQM Audit later this year.


We are pleased to share the Remote SQM Audits During Covid-19 webinar Slides with you.

Recorded Webinars

Please see a recording of the webinar below:


Steve Keeling

Steve Keeling, Consultant, 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 is also a certified SQM auditor and undertakes audits on behalf of Recognising Excellence as well as running training sessions for the SQM Audit Team periodically.

Steve has had some early experience of the remote audit process in the last few weeks, both in terms of auditing firms and assisting DG Legal clients in preparing for a remote audit and can therefore bring practical experience of the process to the training session.

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