LEAP Best Practice Scheme Celebrates A Year On From Launch

LEAP Best Practice Scheme Celebrates A Year On From Launch

Scheme helps law firms mitigate risk, increase compliance and reduce professional indemnity insurance premiums.

LEAP, the world’s leading legal software provider for small to mid-sized law firms, is celebrating the success of its Best Practice Standard (BPS) conveyancing accreditation scheme as it reaches its one-year milestone.

The Best Practice Standard was set up to help law firms achieve and maintain the highest standards of conveyancing and is free to law firms as part of the LEAP software licence. Participating firms receive regular independent audits performed remotely by the Centre for Assessment. These provide analysis and reports based on assessments of areas such as client care, anti-money laundering, risk and compliance.

Mike Leeman from participating firm Bell Lamb & Joynson Solicitors saysLEAP has helped us to grow and streamline our business. In addition, the recommendations of the LEAP Best Practice Standard have helped us to progress matters, reduce risk and increase compliance and, with the regular remote audits, have helped reduce our PII premiums by 29%.”

Saving Best Practice Standard members 12% on average, the lower premiums offered by insurance companies are proving that the scheme is being recognised as an effective compliance tool that reduces the risk associated with conveyancing.

Craig Taylor, conveyancing manager at LEAP, comments“We are delighted with how popular the BPS has proved to be and we are keen to maintain momentum as both we and our members recognise the scheme’s potential. Already, from our initial engagement with industry stakeholders, including lenders, there seems to be an appetite for this type of comprehensive solution.”

In the New Year, BPS will be offering its members one year’s free membership to the Bold Legal Group (BLG) – a nationwide network of over 700 conveyancing firms. The information bulletins and training provided by BLG to its members keeps them up-to-date on industry and regulatory changes as well as providing a vibrant forum to answer questions, exchange knowledge and ideas and promote excellence in conveyancing.

Rob Hailstone CEO of the Bold Legal Group comments“The LEAP Best Practice Standard is a conveyancing safety blanket. It not only provides internal security and compliance for law firms and fee earners but reassures lenders and PII companies, leading to reduced PII premiums. The standard means conveyancers are better informed and better protected against all threats.”

LEAP Legal Software


Developed with small to mid-sized law firms in mind. LEAP helps generate efficiencies, profit and improve the service of legal practices.

LEAP’s innovative features help drive automation and ensures non-billable tasks can be completed with speed and accuracy across the most common areas of law including conveyancing. LEAP’s features include:

  • A library of automated conveyancing forms including Land Registry and HMRC.
  • Quick and accurate automation of complex documents such as a completion statement
  • Integrated legal searching allowing you to order all searches directly from the matter.
  • An online Web Portal that allows conveyancers to engage and communicate with existing clients, manage incoming enquiries and generate new business with ease.

With an annual investment of more than £12 million a year into R&D, LEAP works closely with their clients to inform the delivery of cutting-edge, feature-rich, yet affordable software.

Being a cloud-based solution, LEAP allows you to run your entire law firm from one application, simplifies IT requirements and its mobile app provides conveyancing professionals the freedom to work anytime, anywhere via any device.

LEAP makes compliance a natural consequence of running your practice and achieving the LEAP Best Practice Standards helps to achieve the very highest standards of conveyancing, ensuring compliance and reduce the recognised risk associated with practising conveyancing.

Contact: Adrian Jardine

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