Specialist Quality Mark (SQM) Standard Training Requirements Course - 12 September 2023


Our online Specialist Quality Mark (SQM) Standard Training Requirements Course covers key topics to ensure compliance with the SQM standard and other regulations.

The SQM standard requires firms to provide training for staff covering:

  • Safeguarding
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Data Protection
  • Anti-Money Laundering

Providing training in these areas is also crucial in meeting your regulatory obligations including the SRA’s Standards and Regulations. The course will also assist your firm to meet your legal obligations with the:

  • Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) and the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR)
  • Bribery Act 2010
  • Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
  • Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds Regulations 2017
  • Equality Act 2010

Target Audience

The online course is suitable for staff of all levels, from support staff to senior Partners.


Comprehensive and up to date course notes will be provided to all delegates which may be useful for ongoing reference or cascade training.

Please note a recording of the course will not be made available.


Tuesday 12 September 2023


10:00 - 16:30



Delegate Fee

£255 plus VAT per delegate

A discount is available for delegates attending from firms with a current retainer contract with DG Legal (please contact us for confirmation of eligibility).


To reserve a place on the course, please click HERE or use the following booking form:


Amie HigginsAmie Higgins, Consultant, DG Legal

Amie is a Senior Solicitor, admitted to the Roll in 2008, and a qualified non-practising Barrister, called to the Bar in 2005. Amie previously set up and managed her own firm with twenty three staff, providing her with invaluable practical experience of issues faced by firms. Amie was responsible for ensuring the firm's staff received the training they required, and she has since become an experienced trainer, delivering a range of training on both legal and practice management topics.

Paul Wightman, Consultant, DG Legal

A qualified barrister, Paul graduated in Law from Birmingham University and was called to the Bar in 1994. He subsequently spent almost 20 years working for the Law Society of England and Wales, initially within the Office for the Supervision of Solicitors, then the Legal Complaints Service (LCS), and ultimately the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Paul is adept at undertaking audits and providing succinct reports on areas for improvement and can assist firms with advice on all aspects of SRA compliance and Anti-Money Laundering procedures.

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