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

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26 March 2013

Need guidance on the latest practice standards? There’s an app for that!

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.


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