Legal Eye’s associates have been pouring over the changes to the CQS’s Core Practice Management Standards (CPMS) and are now offering firms a gap analysis so that management can clearly see where there are holes in the firm’s current systems vis a vis the new standards.
Available as a one-off purchase, a gap analysis is the ideal way for firms to create an action plan that will ensure the firm is compliant ahead of the 1 May implementation deadline.
Firms can also access support and guidance to help in adapting and developing policies and procedures – whether it is operational or system changes that are needed; or whether new policies or procedures need to be introduced.
One of Legal Eye’s experienced specialist advisers can be engaged to provide bespoke support (either at your office or via remote access); or firms can purchase standalone templates for the firm to complete on their own.
The Law Society is also introducing on site visits to firms. These will be both practice and reactive. In addition the number of remote assessments of firms’ compliance systems will increase.
These visits are likely to be carried out by an independent assessment body although we await full details.
Firms who receive a visit will be provided with a corrective action report after the visit so that firms can continually improve. It is also anticipated that a greater degree of knowledge sharing will take place amongst the wider CQS community facilitated by the Law Society.
Incorporating the requirements of the amended Core Practice Management Standard (CPMS), published by the Law Society in February 2022, the Gap Analysis will be carried out on/off site:
Advice, support and a fresh pair of eyes, our team of specialist associates bring a wealth of practical hands-on experience perfect for reviewing your risk and compliance obligations as part of your CQS Gap Analysis.
A comprehensive Review Report will be provided, highlighting any CQS corrective actions required. We can then discuss how Legal Eye can further support you on your path to compliance.
For firms who are considering CQS Accreditation we have the following application support packages available.
Application Assistance including provision and tailoring of documents required plus post application queries.
Application Assistance including provision of documents to be tailored by you
CQS Application Review
Please speak to one of our advisers for more details on how we can support you in preparing for the 1 May deadline.
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