Legal Eye launches new app to assist law firms with their compliance requirements

Legal Eye launches new app to assist law firms with their compliance requirements

Legal Eye has launched today an exciting new innovation for legal practitioners — a smart phone and tablet application that delivers the latest guidance on client care, compliance, risk management and training. 
It offers free and regularly updated tips on maintaining client care standards, ensuring compliance and transparency to engagement letters and terms of business to meet the code of conduct and other accredited standards. 
There are handy pocket guides on understanding your compliance requirements on AML, Equality and Diversity, Complaints Procedures, The Bribery Act 2010, Code of Conduct and OFR, Data Protection as well as guidance on how the firm should market and publicise themselves to the required standards. 
There are also detailed features on: 
  • How to structure standardised risk management policies between partners and the COLP. 
  • How to organise file reviews into an effective process. 
  • How to structure your core registers, business and marketing plan documents including effective resilience and continuity plans. 
Commented Jaunita Gobby, Director of Legal Eye: 
“Meeting the compliance challenge must be a daily focus for all legal practitioners. This isn’t just a tick box exercise and must be embedded across the culture and lived by partners and employees every day. We designed the app so that it can provide an accessible reference guide in straightforward bite-sized pieces that helps partners, fee earners and administrative teams alike to understand and act to the required standards.”
The app provides access to a range of regularly updated news alerts on compliance standards and practice management, together with tips and insight from the nationwide network of Legal Eye Associates.  Covering SRA Code of Conduct, Lexcel, CQS and Legal Eye’s own over-arching Quality Standard, it provides on-the-move support for increasingly mobile staff that needs access to support at any time of the day.
Jaunita added: “Our team are busy all over the country supporting our partners’ seminar series, conferences and events. As well as ensuring practitioners can use the app to connect and register to CPD events happening near them, we designed it to be interactive and smart. You can integrate event dates to your calendar and find out who’s going from your social network, upload presentations and record voice memos to email to key contacts or back to the office.”
Simon Meager, Solicitor and developer of the app commented: “The Legal Eye App was designed as a ‘best practice tool’ for the Legal Industry, to provide solicitors with essential updates to regulatory and compliance information delivered straight to their mobile. Legal professionals are doing less traditional hours these days. They are more on the go and more connected to social networks. Compliance should be a permanent part of the working day, so it’s good to have advice to hand at all times, rather than just in a file.”
The free app is available to download on Apple iOS and Android from the Legal Eye website at www.legal-eye.co.uk/app

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Legal Eye works with law firms to ensure compliance and optimise performance. Their extensive and thorough knowledge of the law and regulations will ensure your law firm is compliant and your processes sound. Files are audited to ensure you are not only complying with the service level agreements you have in place, but very importantly, also the code of conduct.

They provide a documented audit trail which is firstly, a requirement of the code of conduct and secondly, essential for PI Insurance purposes and very often for CQS, Lexcel and other quality accreditations. This provides documented evidence of a proactive approach towards risk management. The advice they offer is clear and practical, and they pride themselves on exceptional customer service and unbeatable work quality.

Services include:

  • Specialist expertise across the full range of regulatory, risk and compliance issues to inform your internal decision making.
  • Additional qualified resource where you simply do not have the time to review your regulatory position or to carry out essential ongoing tasks such as file reviews.
  • An online risk hub –  an online resource centre for law firms. The hub provides a comprehensive bank of resources to help COLPs, COFAs, partners, directors and managers to manage risk. It includes precedent policy and procedure documents and templates, access to online training on a range of risk and compliance topics, and a range of useful materials such as ‘how to’ guides, short videos and articles.
  • Drafting and review of key policies and procedures including the supply of ‘document packs’ to save you time researching and writing documentation.
  • Expert advice on how to comply with up-to-date regulation including the very latest requirements complete with a written set of recommendations.
  • Specialist outsourced complaints  handling service provided by former SRA and LeO officers.
  • Gap analysis of your firm’s policies, processes and procedures as they relate to the Solicitors Accounts Rules (SAR) including the production of a written report summarising the strengths and weaknesses of the current arrangements and detailing recommended next steps and actions to put your firm in an even stronger position.
  • Training on SAR and on anti money laundering (AML) as well as other finance-related training which can be delivered virtually for your firm, face-to-face (subject to government guidance) or online via Legal Eye’s Training Academy.
  • A Standard Procedures Manual to provide a practical and comprehensive roadmap for firms to follow when looking to double check whether the current operating procedures are fit for purpose, setting up a new firm – or arm of a firm – or starting a new finance function from scratch.
  • Experienced advice and support for one-off projects such as achieving quality accreditations or switching regulators.
  • Proven high quality training for fee earners and staff held at your office/s covering essential risk topics such as  Anti Money Laundering, data  protection, cybercrime, conflict of  interest and more.
  • Online training from The Legal Eye Academy – core modules available to all staff at their convenience. Includes built-in auto reminder functionality so that you no longer have to chase staff indi-vidually to complete important training. Your package includes free updates to ensure knowledge is always up to date.
  • Added value updates by email to all your key people covering all the latest updates on risk and compliance.
  • The Legal Eye team includes former solicitors, partners and directors in law firms; former case handlers at regulators such as the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Legal Ombudsman and experienced risk and compliance professionals.

Contact: Paul Saunder

Tel: 0203 0512 049

Email:  [email protected]

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