CQS Compliance & the New Assessment Regime

Date & Time

26th May 2020 | Jury's Inn, 101 Stroudley Road, Brighton, BN1 4DJ | 2.00 - 5.00 pm

Cost

£100 + VAT (£120) members; £120 + VAT (£144) non members

Description

CQS Compliance & the New Assessment Regime

A course delivered by CQS Lead Assessor Tracy Thompson.

Changes to the CQS regime:

  • Key requirements of the Core Practice Management Standard (CPMS)
  • Demonstrating compliance during the assessment
  • The Law Society Conveyancing Protocol (2019) – key areas of focus
  • The assessment process
  • Assessment outcomes
  • Common assessment issues

Changes to the CQS standard from May 2019 has seen the introduction of both Desk Based Assessments and Onsite Assessments. Practices will be selected for assessment both reactively and through random selection.

The assessment will be both technical and qualitative and will require CQS accredited firms to demonstrate compliance with the requirements of the CQS scheme throughout the practice, including the ability to evidence the Core Practice Management Standards and The Law Society Conveyancing Protocol through their conduct of conveyancing files.

This seminar is specifically designed for firms who are both CQS accredited, and those firms who are currently working towards attaining accreditation.  The seminar is aimed at Heads of Conveyancing, SRO’s and those charged with preparing the conveyancing department for assessment and will equip you with the in depth practical and technical expertise needed to successfully and swiftly implement policies and procedures to enable you to survive the assessment profession.

Tracy Thompson is a property lawyer who has spent over two decades in the legal profession, most recently as managing partner of a Merseyside multi-disciplinary practice. She is very hands on in her approach to management and has a unique perspective of the many challenges facing law firms.  Tracy possesses a diverse mix of skills and is highly experienced in operational management and business strategy. Tracy is passionate about managing risk in practice and the benefits Lexcel can bring to a practice and it is this passion which saw her appointed to the Law Society Lexcel Panel in 2013.  She is a Law Society accredited Lexcel Consultant and a Lexcel Assessor for both the England & Wales standard, and the International standard.

Tracy was recently appointed as Lead Assessor for CQS.